Allen-Phillips Park

Location: 23-29 Piccone Drive Edmonton

Good park for: walking

Facilities:

  • Drinking water

Allen Phillips Park Edmonton
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Great local park with plenty of trees to relax under, large open spaces to play in and a bike path.

History behind the name

William John Allen Phillips, had various careers in Edmonton during his 60 years there, including road building, a truck hire business, milk and ice deliveries and poultry farming.  In 1930 he was responsible for laying the first stretch of bitumen between Cairns and Edmonton.

John and his wife Marj were known to give generous donations of eggs and chickens to local charities. After retirement Allen became a keen gardener growing parsley and chillies and donating the proceeds from sales to the Blue Nurses. Marj passed away in 1980 and Allen passed away in 1995 at the age of 94.

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Last updated: 20 February 2018