Royal Park, South Australia

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Royal Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,864 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1880s[2][3]
Postcode(s) 5014
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
Suburbs around Royal Park:
West Lakes Queenstown Queenstown
West Lakes Royal Park Hendon
West Lakes Seaton Seaton
New wetland at Cooke Reserve for treating urban stormwater runoff for an ASR scheme in western Adelaide[4]

Royal Park is located in the western suburbs of Adelaide. It is home to a large Polish community, as evidenced by the establishment of St Stanislaus of Cracow Catholic Church. Other ethnic groups represented include Italian, Croatian, Bosnian, Irish, Macedonian and Greek. At that time there was still a tribe of Aborigines living around the wetlands west of Royal Park that is now the suburb of West Lakes. In the 1950s a few streets at the southern end of Royal Park was allocated for Government Public Housing developments (South Australian Housing Trust). In recent years, though has seen large-scale re-developments that include private housing and a soon-to-be-built retirement village.

Community[edit]

Parks and reserves[edit]

  • Carnegie Reserve
  • Cooke Reserve
  • Fisher Reserve
  • Royal Reserve

Schools[edit]

  • Hendon Primary School
  • Royal Park High School - opened 1978: name changed to West Lakes High School, 1978; closed 1991.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Royal Park". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b City of Charles Sturt > Local history factsheet: A brief history of the suburb Royal Park Accessed 28 March 2014
  3. ^ Marsden, Susan (1977): A history of Woodville. Corporation of the City of Woodville. Pp. 83, 85. ISBN 0 9599828 4 1
  4. ^ City of Charles Sturt > Water Proofing the West > Cooke Reserve and West Lakes Golf Course Accessed 23 March 2014.

Coordinates: 34°52′19″S 138°30′29″E / 34.872°S 138.508°E / -34.872; 138.508