Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||2,245 (2016 census)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) NE of North Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Enfield (until 1970)|
Town of Walkerville (from 1970)
Vale Park is a suburb of Adelaide in the Town of Walkerville, Australia. It is located northeast of the Adelaide city centre between North East Road and the River Torrens, astride Ascot Avenue, part of the A17 highway which is the eastern ring route bypass of Adelaide.
The eastern section of Vale Park was originally known as Hamilton, after Robert Hamilton, who owned the first farmhouse built there, Hamilton House. This was demolished in 2017. Hamilton was home to a few farmers; however, the original subdivisions weren't very popular because the land was thought to be too far from the city. Today the land value in Vale Park is very high. In the 1930s the area started to be referred to as Willow Bend.
Market gardens and horse trotting tracks were the main uses of the land until the early 1960s.
The suburb of Vale Park was proclaimed in 1961 and development started. These 1960s houses remained relatively untouched until recently, when they have started to be demolished in the process of urban infill, which is becoming increasingly common in inner-city Adelaide suburbs over 50 years old.
The suburb has lain with the following state-level electoral districts:
- 1956–1970: Enfield
- 1970–1993: Gilles
- 1993–2002: Torrens
- 2002–2014: Norwood
- 2014–2018: Dunstan
- 2018–present: Torrens
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Vale Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
- "Search results for Vale Park, South Australia". Place Names Online. Government of South Australia. 13 November 2001. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2007.
- History - Vale Park Primary, Vale Park Primary School, retrieved 22 January 2020,
Vale Park Primary School celebrated its 50th birthday in 2014. The first student walked through the doors of Vale Park Primary School back on August 3, 1964.
- School profile, Department of Education, Government of Australia, 2018, retrieved 22 January 2020