Place Name: Cherrydale

Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1976)

Name Origins: Descriptive Land Feature, Other/Unknown, Contest


English, Scottish: nickname, locative name from Middle English chirie, cherye ‘cherry’, probably denoting a grower or seller of cherries or someone who lived near a cherry tree.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Dale, Old English meaning ‘place in the valley’.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

At the turn of the 20th century, the district where this park is located was known as Cherrydale. The name Cherrydale Park was chosen for this 2.81-ha. park, in the Kildare neighbourhood, through a naming contest sponsored by the Londonderry Colloquium, a northeast Edmonton community newspaper. Mary Ostapiw won a $25 prize for her winning entry.

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