Virginia Park

LIVE IN NORTH EAST EDMONTON

This neighborhood was named for the Virginia Park Greenhouse, which operated in the area from 1912 to 1981. It is located between the North Saskatchewan River valley to the south and Northlands Park to the north. Its eastern boundary overlooks Wayne Gretzky Drive. Its western boundary is a jagged line running south along the western edge of Borden Park (78 Street), then east along 112 Avenue, then south along 76 Street to the river valley.

Despite being subdivided for development prior to World War One, and enjoying streetcar access, construction in the area never boomed; rather it continued at a steady pace throughout the century.

Virginia Park is sandwiched between the river valley and Borden Park, so the area has fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation, including the Borden Pool facilities. The neighborhood is mostly single-detached homes and low-rises.

Containing a retirement community skews the neighborhood’s statistics regarding age but almost 50% of Virginia Park’s residents are over 70!

One of Virginia Park’s local landmarks is the Concordia University College, which was founded in 1921 and remains a historical part of the area.

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • Virginia Park Elementary School
  • Eastglen School
  • Britannia Junior High School
  • McNally High School
  • Concordia University of Edmonton

Restaurants:

  • Panago Pizza
  • T & D Vietnamese Noodle House
  • Tim Hortons

Shopping:

  • Save on Foods
  • Safeway

Things to Do:

  • Borden Park(Playground)
  • Borden Natural Swimming Pool
  • Walking Paths

Link to the Virginia Park Community League