Windsor Park History
Windsor Park is almost exclusively a neighbourhood of single-detached housing. A small number of businesses that serve local residents and university students within the surrounding area are located along 87th Avenue. The neighbourhood, located adjacent to the North Saskatchewan River Valley, affords residents easy access to the Capital City Recreation Park system, as well as spectacular views from vantage points along Saskatchewan Drive. The neighbourhood is also unique for its proximity to, and interface with, the University of Alberta (U of A).
The western border of the U of A’s north campus, which accommodates the newly constructed Electrical & Computer Engineering Research Facility, faces onto a row of gracious residential homes in Windsor Park. View Windsor Park Real Estate. The primary U of A undergraduate residence, Lister Hall, is also located adjacent to the neighbourhood, just south of 87th Avenue. The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is within walking distance of the neighbourhood, as is the U of A Hospital.
Windsor Park was named by an English syndicate in 1910, when it was purchased for residential development. The neighbourhood may have been named after Windsor, England, or after the Windsor Castle specifically.