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Sherwood Park

Campbelltown (1953–1956)
Sherwood Park Urban Service Area
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Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
Founded 1953
Name change 1956
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Total 70.98 km2 (27.41 sq mi)
Elevation
729 m (2,392 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 64,733
 • Density 911.99/km2 (2,362.04/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2015)
68,782
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
T8A to T8H
Area code(s) 780, 587, 825
Highways Highway 216
Highway 21
Highway 14
Website Strathcona County

Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area. It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton's eastern boundary, generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road). Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.

Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 68,782 in 2015, Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta's seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.

History

Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community's name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.

Geography

The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton. The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.

Neighbourhoods

The industrial area known as Refinery Row is west of Anthony Henday Drive. At least 49 neighbourhoods are located within the portion of the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area east of Anthony Henday Drive.

  • Akenside
  • Aspen Trails
  • Bison Meadows
  • Brentwood
  • Broadmoor Centre
  • Broadmoor Estates
  • Broadview Park
  • Buckingham Business Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Centre in the Park
  • Charlton Heights
  • Chelsea Heights
  • Clarkdale Meadows
  • Cloverbar Ranch
  • Craigavon
  • Davidson Creek
  • Durham Town Centre
  • Emerald Hills
  • Emerald Hills Centre
  • Estates of Sherwood Park
  • Forrest Heights
  • Foxboro
  • Foxhaven
  • Glen Allan
  • Griffon Industrial Park
  • Heritage Hills
  • Heritage Pointe
  • Jubilee Landing
  • Lakeland Ridge
  • Lakeland Village
  • Maplegrove
  • Maplewood
  • Mills Haven
  • Nottingham
  • Regency Park
  • Regency Park Estates
  • Salisbury Village
  • Sherwood Business Park
  • Sherwood Heights
  • Shivam Park
  • Strathcona Centre
  • Strathmoor Industrial Park
  • Summerwood
  • Village on the Lake
  • Westboro
  • Woodbridge Farms
  • Wye Commercial
  • Wye Crossing
  • Wye Gardens

Demographics

The population of Sherwood Park according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 68,782, a 5.1% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 65,465.

In the 2011 Census, Sherwood Park had a population of 64,733, a 13.9% change from its 2006 population of 56,845.

Arts and culture

Facilities for visual and performing arts in Sherwood Park include the A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, Art Gallery @ 501, Festival Place and Smeltzer House Centre for Visual Arts.

Attractions

Recreation facilities within Sherwood Park include the Broadmoor Arena, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Arena/Sports Centre and Strathcona Athletic Park as well as a BMX bike park, a BMX bike pump track and a skateboard park. The community also has 37 parks and sportsfields.

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