Oak Park is located 11 km north of Melbourne’s CBD and its boundaries are: New Rd, Victoria St, Kiama St Charlotte St, Barina Rd and Hillcrest Rd in the North, Watt Ave and Pascoe Vale Rd in the east, Moonee Ponds Creek in the west and Main St in the south. It is 1.9km2 in size and its local government is the City of Moreland. As of the 2011 Census, its population is 5771.
The area of Oak Park was purchased by developers from the original John Pascoe Fawkner estate but the production of houses was slow initially until the Oak Park railway station was opened in 1956. Development then proceeded quickly through the 50’s and 60’s with the opening of the Oak Park post office in 1957.
A small commercial area can be found opposite the Oak Park railway station with a selection of traders in Snell Grove and Waterloo Rd. Another street shopping centre can be found at Winifred St. Larger supermarkets are within easy reach in nearby Glenroy.
Oak Park is serviced by both bus and rail transport. It is in very close proximity to Tullamarine Freeway and Western Ring Road as well as Pascoe Vale Rd. This means easy access to both Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine Airport. Cyclists can avail themselves to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.
- Primary Schools in Oak Park include:
- Oak Park P.S
- St Francis De Sales P.S.
- Secondary schools in the area include:
- Glenroy Secondary College
- Pascoe Vale Girls College
- Penola Catholic College
A major feature of Oak Park is its Aquatic Centre on Pascoe Vale Rd. Other significant spaces include the Oak Park Sports Centre which is home to both the Oak Park Football Club and Therry Penola Football Club. Rayner Reserve, located on Devon Rd, is home to the St Francis de Sales Cricket Club. A basket ball stadium is located on Hillcrest Rd.
Moreland City Council: www.moreland.vic.gov.au