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The rich history of Prospect

In 1836, Prospect was officially named. The name Prospect was chosen due to the beautiful ‘prospect’ the locality presented. It was described as " ...being well timbered, with waving gum and shady trees...". Nowadays, City of Prospect is an inner urban community of approximately 21,000 residents, located immediately north of the City of Adelaide.

City of Prospect includes all or parts of the suburbs of Collinswood, Medindie Gardens, Fitzroy, Prospect, Ovingham, Thorngate, Broadview, Nailsworth, and Sefton Park.

The predominant housing styles of the area are traditional bungalows and villas, town houses, and units.

Early councils invested generously in recreational facilities, creating a tradition that continues to this very day. The Prospect community benefits from quality parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, which include the Prospect and Broadview ovals, St Helens Park, Prospect Estate Park and the recently upgraded Memorial Gardens play area. There are also lots of smaller reserves and playgrounds nestled amongst the streets.

City of Prospect still provides a wide range of services which enhance the quality of life for residents and builds a strong sense of community. These include significant tree planting and streetscaping, community bus service, aged care service, youth programs, community arts program based at the Prospect Gallery and our innovative library service.