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Oak Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oak Park is 6,607, with a population density of 32.10 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oak Park is bounded by New Road, Victoria Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Kiama Street, the railway line, Barina Road, Plumpton Avenue, Hillcrest Road, Cardinal Road and Rhodes Parade in the north, Watt Avenue in the east, Devon Road, Pascoe Vale Road and Main Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Name origin

Oak Park is named after an early estate in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. The population generally increased from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Oak Park is an established residential area, with a small commercial area near the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve, Oak Park Sports Centre, Rayner Reserve, Stevenson Reserve, Vandeloo Reserve, Oak Park Aquatic Centre and two schools.