Parkdale is bounded by 118th Avenue to the north, 112th Avenue to the south, a quiet residential street to the west, and the CNR/LRT right-of-way to the east.

In 1908, Edmonton began construction of a streetcar railway, and one of the system’s first lines ran along Alberta (118th) Avenue. Development of Parkdale soon followed, and since that time, the neighbourhood has remained a largely low-density residential neighbourhood.

The dominant structure type in Parkdale is the wood-frame single-family house, but a variety of other housing types are featured throughout the neighbourhood, including semi-detached homes, row houses, and apartment buildings. The neighbourhood also features two schools with associated park sites, as well as Edgar Millen Park, which is located in the west central area of the neighbourhood.

Over the years, a variety of businesses and commercial land uses have located in the neighbourhood along 118th Avenue and at intersections throughout the neighbourhood. Industrial properties in Parkdale are found near the CNR/LRT right-of-way.

Like other inner-city neighbourhoods, Parkdale is surrounded by a number of different land uses. The city’s central business district is a short distance to the southwest, and Commonwealth Stadium and Northlands are located to the south and east of the neighbourhood.

Parkdale’s name is likely a descriptive term and has been in use since 1907.