West Meadowlark Park, Edmonton

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West Meadowlark Park
Neighbourhood
West Meadowlark Park is located in Edmonton
West Meadowlark Park
West Meadowlark Park
Location of West Meadowlark Park in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′34″N 113°36′32″W / 53.526°N 113.609°W / 53.526; -113.609
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 1
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3][4] Jasper Place
Government[5]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Linda Sloan
Area[6]
 • Total 1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation 677 m (2,221 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 3,336
 • Density 2,978.6/km2 (7,715/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-4.3%
 • Dwellings 1,388

West Meadowlark Park is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located just east of West Edmonton Mall. The area was originally part of the Town of Jasper Place, and became a part of Edmonton when Jasper Place amalgamated with Edmonton in 1964.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 170 Street, on the east by 163 Street, on the south by 87 Avenue, and on the north by 95 Avenue.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, West Meadowlark Park had a population of 3,336 living in 1,388 dwellings,[7] a -4.3% change from its 2009 population of 3,486.[8] With a land area of 1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 2,978.6 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

Over 90% of the residences in the neighbourhood were built between the end of World War II and 1980, with two out of three residences being built during the 1960s.[9]

The most common type of residence is the single-family dwelling (40%) followed by apartments (30%), row houses (18%) and duplexes (4%).[10][11] Seven out of ten residences are owner-occupied, with the remainder being rented. In 2001 the average household size was 2.4, with six out of ten households having only one or two people.[12]

Schools[edit]

There are four schools located in West Meadowlark Park. Two are operated by the Edmonton Public School System and two are operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.

  • Edmonton Public Schools
    • Afton Elementary School Of the Arts
    • Jasper Place High School
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools

Recreation and services[edit]

The Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre located next to the Johnny Bright Sports Park.

The Edmonton's Misericordia Community Hospital is located at the south west corner of the neighbourhood.

The Johnny Bright Sports Park, the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre, and the Bill Hunter Centre are located on the east side of the neighbourhood between Jasper Place High School and St. Francis Xavier High School.

The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Catholic School District are jointly developing a sports field house adjacent to St. Francis Xavier High School. The sports facility will meet the school's instructional needs during school hours and the recreation and sport needs of the community during the day, evenings, and on weekends. It is now completed and opened as of December 2010.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

Adjacent neighbourhoods are Glenwood, Meadowlark Park, Summerlea, Terra Losa, and Thorncliff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/WEST%20MEADOWLARK%20PARK.pdf
  10. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/WEST%20MEADOWLARK%20PARK.pdf
  11. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
  12. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD20/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/WEST%20MEADOWLARK%20PARK.pdf

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