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
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.
Residential Area Cherrydale, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
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