Kings Park

Kings Park is a residential suburb west of St Albans, 19 km north-west of central Melbourne. The first houses in the suburb were built in the early 1970s in the north-east corner, adjacent to Kings Reserve (now Kings Park). The reserve was gifted to the community by a dairy farmer, Leslie King, in about 1962.

It has two State primary schools, a State secondary college and a Catholic primary school (1978) at the Resurrection Catholic church. There are two substantial reserves (oval, soccer club, bowling club and a community centre) and a linear reserve along a stream which joins the Kororoit Creek to the west.

Apart from corner shops the nearest shopping areas are Delahey Village and the Brimbank Central Shopping Centre, which adjoins neighbouring St Albans.

Kings Park has a substantial Catholic population and their primary school’s enrolments have been a peak of 700 (1990) and a later 550 (2011). Kings Park State primary school had 432 pupils in 2014. It is also ethnically diverse with many Vietnamese and Macedonian residents.

Kings Park’s census populations have been:

census date population
2001 9423
2006 8573
2011 8311