Holiday Park, Saskatoon

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Holiday Park
Neighbourhood
Municipal Heritage Properties Bowerman House
Municipal Heritage Properties Bowerman House
Coordinates: 52°08′25″N 106°41′09″W / 52.140278°N 106.685833°W / 52.140278; -106.685833Coordinates: 52°08′25″N 106°41′09″W / 52.140278°N 106.685833°W / 52.140278; -106.685833
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Holiday Park
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 2)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Hilary Gough
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,400
 • Average Income $44,889
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Holiday Park is a neighbourhood in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Located within Saskatoon's Ward 2, Councillor Pat Lorje represents the area's interests at City Hall.[1] Holiday Park has an official neighbourhood association which sets out leisure activities, and provides community members a forum to discuss community issues such as neighbourhood watch, block parent programs, etc. This neighbourhood is surrounded by a plethora of amenities. To the south is Holiday Park golf course, commanding a championship 18-hole and executive 9-hole course. It is used year-round, providing snow golf and well-groomed cross country ski trails in the winter months. To the north is the Riversdale Tennis Club and Riversdale pool, an outdoor swimming pool with water slide features. To the west is the Gordie Howe Management Area with Gordie Howe Bowl, Baseball Diamonds, Speed Skating Oval. Along the east the Meewasin Valley Authority provides walking and biking trails along the South Saskatchewan River. Canoeists, water skiers, and kayakers have a wonderful time enjoying the convenience of the Saskatchewan River. Holiday Park's population is 1,400. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $194,081.[2]

History[edit]

The Holiday Park community was planned out on maps as early as 1911, and development was soon under way. The Saskatoon Tuberculosis Sanitorium was opened April 15, 1925 [3][4] and was a landmark of the community, widely visible from the opposite side of the river. After the Sanatorium closed, it was used for various purposes before the building was demolished in the 1990s; its grounds remain in use as a park.

June 27, 1962 was the official opening of the Holiday Park Golf Course.

The Bowerman House was a hunting lodge constructed by Allen Bowerman, and later used as physician housing for The Saskatoon Sanatorium [5][6]

Government and politics[edit]

Holiday Park exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon West. It is currently represented by Sheri Benson of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2015.[7]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Riversdale. It is currently represented by Danielle Chartier of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in 2009.[8]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Holiday Park lies within ward 2. It is currently represented by Hilary Gough, first elected in 2016.[9]

Education[edit]

Saskatoon French School
Saskatoon French School.jpg
Location
1441 Wellington Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 6G1
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1967 (1967)[10]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (Associate School)
Principal Jacqueline Castilloux
Vice Principal Ron Georget
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 329[11] (2016)
Education system Separate
Language English, French Immersion
Feeder to E. D. Feehan High School
Website
St. John Community School
St John Elementary School (Saskatoon).jpg
Location
1205 Avenue N South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7M 2R1
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1955 (1955)[12]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Ed Brockman
Vice Principal Chad Sawatsky
Grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 171[11] (2016)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to E. D. Feehan High School
Website

Area Parks[edit]

  • Boughton Park 6.07 acres (24,600 m2)
  • Holiday Park 8.62 acres (34,900 m2)
  • Victoria Park 4.98 acres (20,200 m2)

Transportation[edit]

City Transit[edit]

Holiday Park is serviced by Saskatoon Transit bus route #9.

Layout[edit]

The northern boundary extends no further than 11th Street, and the southern edge overlooks the scenic vista of the Holiday Park Golf Course. Avenue P South through to the South Saskatchewan River are the western and eastern boundaries respectively. The roads are laid out in a grid fashion, the streets south of 11th Street are named: Dudley, Schuyler, and Wellington Streets, followed by Embassy Drive. The avenues are labelled alphabetically with the alphabet. Spadina Crescent cruises along the South Saskatchewan River and incrementing westward through the alphabet.[15] A key three-way intersection at 11th Street, Avenue H and Spadina Crescent was closed for several years in the mid-2010s to allow for expansion of a water treatment plant, forcing southbound motorists to cut-through Holiday Park in order to access and egress Spadina, however as of 2016 the intersection was reopened.

Spadina Crescent was for many years the primary access road to the city's main landfill and the Queen Elizabeth II Power Station. Although Spadina is still used to access the station, landfill traffic is now rerouted via a new entrance to the dump off Valley Road to the west of Holiday Park.

Shopping[edit]

There is local shopping available at the convenience stores located at Avenue L South and 11th Street such as a Lew's Grocers, and White's Pharmacy, as well the 11th Street arterial district begins at Avenue P South.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resources 2000 election (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on April 25, 2005, retrieved 2007-04-23 
  2. ^ "Holiday Park". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ TTuberculosis in Saskatchewan Sunshine, bed rest and good food were ... URL accessed February 27, 2007
  4. ^ `Provincial Sanitorium, Saskatchewan Vintage Post Cards, Sask Gen Web Project URL accessed February 27, 2007
  5. ^ Saskatoon Heritage Society - Designated Buildings - Bowerman House URL accessed February 27, 2007
  6. ^ Saskatoon Heritage Society - BOWERMAN HOUSE URL accessed February 27, 2007
  7. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  8. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  9. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  10. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2. 
  11. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2016-11-28 
  12. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2. 
  13. ^ "Saskatoon French School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  14. ^ "St. John Community School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  15. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed January 27, 2007

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