White Oaks is a neighbourhood in south London. It has a mix of housing styles, from single family homes built in the 1970s and 1980s, to large high-rise apartment buildings. There are also many townhouse complexes throughout the neighbourhood. White Oaks Mall is located in the neighbourhood, serving as the centre for transit and shopping. Near White Oaks Mall is the South London Community Centre, home to the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre and the Jalna Library Branch.
White Oaks Park is the major park in the centre of the neighbourhood and is home to the annual South London Canada Day celebration organized by the Community Council of White Oaks. This large park has long paved paths joining up with many of the streets in the neighbourhood. There are also baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, and multiple play structures and swings sets in the park. White Oaks Park also has a newly renovated outdoor basketball court. Other parks in the area include Cheswick Park, Ashley Oaks Park, and White Oaks Optimist Park, which has a skateboard park.
There are also many schools in White Oaks. White Oaks Public School is one of the largest elementary schools in the city, and contains the South London Community Pool, a public indoor pool. This building is also home to the Family Centre White Oaks, where families can access the many services and resources available to them. Other schools in the neighbourhood are Rick Hansen and Ashley Oaks public elementary schools, Sir Arthur Carty Catholic Elementary School, and St. Anthony Catholic French Immersion Elementary School. Secondary students attend Westminster and Regina Mundi.
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White Oaks Community Council (South London Canada Day)
The White Oaks Community Council has done many great things for the neighbourhood over the years. They now focus their energy on providing the people and families of South London with a low cost family oriented day to celebrate our nations birthday every July 1. If you are interested in working on other neighbourhood projects in White Oaks, give them a call or send them an email to discuss.