Saskatoon Neighbourhood – Holiday Park
Holiday Park is a neighbourhood in south-central Saskatoon. Located within Saskatoon’s Ward 2, Councillor Pat Lorje represents the area’s interests at City Hall. 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.
Layout – 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, Shuyler, 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. A key three-way intersection at 11th Street, Avenue H and Spadina Crescent has been closed for several years to allow for expansion of a water treatment plant, forcing southbound motorists to cut-through Holiday Park in order to access and egress Spadina.
History – The Saskatoon Tuberculosis Sanitorium was opened April 15, 1925.
June 27, 1962 was the officially 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.
Education – Saskatoon French School / l’École Française de Saskatoon – elementary, associate school with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
St. John Community School – separate (Catholic) elementary, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
Area Parks – Boughton Park 6.07 acres (24,600 m2)
Holiday Park 8.62 acres (34,900 m2)
Victoria Park 4.98 acres (20,200 m2)
Shopping – 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.
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