Place Name: Coronation Park
Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1953)
Name Origins: Commemorative, British Royal
A coronation is the act of placement or bestowal of a crown upon a monarch's head. The term generally also refers not only to the physical crowning but to the whole ceremony wherein the act of crowning occurs, along with the presentation of other items of regalia, marking the formal investiture of a monarch with regal power.
Cultural Affiliation: English, British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
The City bought this land in 1906, but it lay undeveloped for many years. Initially called Westmount Park, or West End City Park, the name was changed in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. An elm tree was planted in the 35.41-ha. Woodcroft neighbourhood park to mark its official naming and dedication.
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