Kingswood Park

Location: Where is Kingswood Park?

Kingswood Park, New South Wales Australia, is located north of the Western Railway Line and the suburb of Penrith, to the west of Cambridge Park and to the south of Cranebrook. The Nepean Rugby Union Oval offers a green belt on its western boundary. Kingswood Park is an extremely hilly suburb, which provides commanding and scenic views of Penrith and the Blue Mountains. It is one of the smallest suburbs in size within the City. It is a residential area, providing easy access to the Penrith CBD.

Postcode: 2750                                                                     Distance from Sydney: 53.5 km NW

Government Electorates

Local Government: Kingswood Park is located in North Ward of the Penrith Local Government area.
State Government: Kingswood Park is located in the State Government Electorate of Penrith.
Federal Government: Kingswood Park is located in the Federal Government Electorate of Lindsay.
Aboriginal Districts: Kingswood Park is located in the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council Area.

Schools

Origin of the place name – Kingswood Park                                                             Kingswood Park is a neighbourhood of Kingswood. Its neighbourhood status was given in early 1976, as the area had developed considerably during the 1960s with the opening of several housing estates. The area is bounded by Coreen Avenue, Arakoon Avenue, Illawong Avenue, Andrews Road and Parker Street. The name Kingswood Park is an extension of the suburban place name, Kingswood, and was created to name expanding residential development in the area.

Historical Timeline

1831Phillip Parker King granted 1500 acres in this area naming it St Stephens
1970Kingswood Park residential underway
1971AugustKingswood Park School officially opened
1976Kingswood Park granted neighbourhood status
1981AugustKingswood Park School improvements announced
1995OctoberNew Kingswood Park Neighourhood Centre announced
1996DecemberKingswood Park Public School won a special award (Exemplary School Practices Award) for its achievements in establishing a strong learning community

Bibliography

For photos and more information on Kingswood Park, search Penrith City Library’s catalogue using an All Resources search.

Historical

  • Murray, R. & White, K. Dharug to Dungaree: The History of Penrith and St. Marys to 1860, Penrith City Council, Penrith 1988.
  • Nepean District Historical Society, From Castlereagh to Claremont Meadows: Historical Places of Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1997.
  • Parr, Lorna, A History of the Nepean and District Street Names, Nepean District Historical Society, Penrith, 1990.
  • Parr, Lorna, Penrith Calendar, Nepean District Historical Society, 1987.
  • Stacker, Lorraine Pictorial history: Penrith & St Marys, Kingsclear Books, 2002.
  • Stevenson, Colin R., Place Names and their Origins within the City of Penrith, Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1985.