Prospect, South Australia

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Prospect
AdelaideSouth Australia
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The western side of Prospect, bounded to the west by Churchill Road, looking to the north
Population 13,008 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5082
Area 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Prospect
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Prospect:
Regency Park Kilburn
Blair Athol
Enfield
Dudley Park
Devon Park
Prospect Nailsworth
Ovingham Fitzroy Medindie

Prospect is a suburb to the north of the centre of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.

Surrounding suburbs include Kilburn, Fitzroy, and Medindie. The suburb has boundaries of Main North Road to the East; Carter Street, Audley Avenue and Avenue Road to the South; The Gawler railway line on the west and a line 400m north of Regency Road (Livingstone Avenue, Angwin Avenue and Henrietta Street) on the north.

History[edit]

The City of Prospect was named as such because it area was seen as a "beautiful prospect" by the gazetteer in 1838. In 1944 the city council voted to adopt the same name for the suburb of Prospect.[2]

The first Prospect Post Office opened around 1861 and closed around 1872. A Nailsworth office (open from 1861) was renamed Prospect in 1874 and has remained open since then. It was located at First avenue, Nailsworth, with two tall palm trees planted in front of the post office to enhance visibility from a distance.[3]

In the 1940s the area now known as Prospect was separated into seven localities. West of Prospect Road north to south were Prospect Estate, Highbury and Dudley Park (the west portion of the latter remaining separate today). East of Prospect Road from north to south were Blair Athol (the name today for the old suburbs of Enfield Gardens and Bosworth Park, north of Prospect), Prospect Park, Prospect Hill, St Johns Wood and the old suburb of Prospect itself[4]

Parks[edit]

Memorial Gardens[edit]

Memorial Gardens (34°53'7.75"S 138°35'56.91"E) is the largest park in Prospect. It has an open grass area and includes a playground, tennis courts and a performing stage for park events.

Barker Garden[edit]

Barker Garden (34°53'3.39"S 138°35'38.96"E) is a park that is located on Prospect Road.

Dean Street Park[edit]

Dean Street Park (34°52'54.50"S 138°36'5.90"E) is park that is located on the corner of Dean Street and Barker Road. It has a flying fox, and an open lawn space.

Percy Street Park[edit]

Percy Street Park (34°52'41.55"S 138°35'58.69"E) is a small park located on Percy Street. It has a small playground, with an open space of grass.

Bradford Park[edit]

Bradford Park (34°53'37.38"S 138°35'55.14"E) is a very small park located on Bradford Street. It has grass space and a seat for resting.

Saint Helens Park[edit]

Saint Helens Park (34°53'33.35"S 138°35'43.33"E) is a park located on Prospect Road. This park is one of the most popular parks in prospect. With a playground, large open space, rose gardens and climbing trees. Saint Helens Park is also accessible from the back (Koonga Avenue).

Wilson Street Park[edit]

Wilson Street Park (34°53'39.34"S 138°36'3.80"E) is a very small park located on the corner of Wilson Street and Highbury Street. The park has got a resting bench.

Saint Johns Wood Gardens[edit]

Saint Johns Wood Gardens (34°53'1.39"S 138°36'8.47"E) is a park that is located on Main North Road. It has a couple of resting benches with a planned rose garden.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Prospect". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Property Location Browser ('Prospect, SUB' place name detail)". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Adelaide - Map 8 (Map). c. 1945. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°53′02″S 138°35′38″E / 34.884°S 138.594°E / -34.884; 138.594