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Brooklyn Park is a western suburb of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It is immediately northeast of Adelaide Airport. It is bounded on the north by Henley Beach Road, on the east by Marion Road and on the west by May Terrace.

Brooklyn Park is located between the coast and Adelaide (5.8 km from the beach and 5.5 km from the Adelaide CBD).

Lockleys Post Office opened on 1 September 1904 and was renamed Brooklyn Park in 1967.

Brooklyn Park now includes a subdivision that was originally named Bismarck and changed by the nomenclature committee to Weeroopa in 1918.Brooklyn Park held from 1925 the 6 acres (2.4 ha) site of the transmitting station for radio 5CL, which became an ABC station in 1929, then was joined by facilities for the second ABC station, 5AN ten years later. In 1961, with the commissioning of the new Pimpala transmitters, the facility was closed down, then demolished, and is now medium-density housing. Reasons for the shift include proximity to Adelaide Airport, encroaching suburbia, and the perceived need to upgrade to more powerful transmitters and a taller, more efficient antenna.

An area with horse racing heritage, Brooklyn Park was home to the stables of Jack McGowan (whose father-in-law rode the winner of the 1870 Melbourne Cup on Nimblefoot). Jack was South Australia's leading cross-country jockey in the late 1800s, early 1900s winning the Grand National Hurdle at Victoria Park as well as the Harry D Young Hurdle at the Oakbank Racecourse. Jack also won the Adelaide Grand National on "All Fours" and "Jack Spratt" as well as running close seconds in the Great Eastern Steeple Chase on "Edinol" and the Oakbank hurdle on "Culluleraine".

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