Lloydminster College Park
Beautiful homes, well kept landscaping and great neighbors are all part of the package in College Park. How do I know this? Ahh because I live here. I have seen a lot of growth in this neighborhood over the past few years.....well since 2007 anyways. When we moved to our home on 21st Street there were no more homes to the South, well a lot has changed since then.
Lloydminster College Park is a growing family neighborhood in the southwest quadrant of the city, on the Alberta side. as of 2011 it had a populations of 3564. Stretching from 50th Avenue to 59th Avenue and from 12th Street to 25th Street, this gives the Lloydminster College Park lots of room for it's network of man-made ravines, several parks, and a system of trails that link to the 18th Street Crossing commercial area, Lakeland College, Bud Miller All Seasons Park, and the Servus Sports Centre.
There are a few different parks to choose from, Blaire Bowsfield Park, College Park and 24th Street Park. The 24th Street park is a little gem because not a lot of people know about it. Tucked away in a corner of College Park you'll find it between 57B Avenue and 58th Avenue and can you guess the street....yup, 24th Street.
Having the largest variety of homes in Lloydminster, College Park gives you the opportunity to begin with a started home and move up as your interests change (babies), all this within the same neighborhood.
There are no schools in College Park yet, but the Lloydminster Public School Division is currently constructing College Park School on 56th Avenue. When it opens, the school will serve grades kindergarten through ninth grade for the southwest quadrant of Lloydminster.
Another great attraction in College Park is the Lloydminster Servus Sports Centre. If you look close at the picture you can even see that the Executive Royal Hotel is actually attached to the Servus Sports Centre. Being able to easily go back and forth between games makes this hotel the players choice to stay.
Built in 2006, this 180,000 square foot facility was designed to attract all kinds of amateur sports to Lloydminster. Here is the long list of sports the facility provides for:
- Inline hockey
- Indoor soccer
- Figure skating
- Martial Arts Competitions (Judo, Karate, Jiu Jitsu)
For those of you who don't already know, Lloydminster is a Canada's only border city, it straddles the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. The winters in Lloydminster are long and cold but dry, while the summers are short, warm and moderately wet. The projected growth for Lloydminster is to almost double in the next 20 years!