As the name implies Elbow Park is situated along the Elbow River, 3 kilometres south of the Downtown. It is believed that a whisky trading fort, located within the area of Elbow Park, actually preceded Fort Calgary. The community was annexed to the City in 1907 and was developed after 1910. Many of the original homes are still in good condition and the primary concern of the Elbow Park Resident's Association is to preserve the historic character of the neighbourhood. In terms of recreation opportunities, Elbow Park is located within close proximity to River Park, Stanley Park, and the pathway.
Elbow Park is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is one of the oldest and wealthiest communities in the city. It is bordered to the south and east by Elbow River, to the east by Elbow Drive, to the north by Council Way and to the west by 14 Street W. Elbow Park was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1907 and developed after 1910, when it was established as a neighbourhood. River Park and Stanley Park, developed in the Elbow River valley, border the community.
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Elbow Park had a population of 3,377 living in 1,221 dwellings, a -0.9% increase from its 2011 population of 3,408. With a land area of 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,880/km2 (4,860/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $135,081 in 2000, and there were 7.7% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 11.1% of the residents were immigrants. Most buildings were single-family detached homes, and 4% of the housing was used for renting.
Parks and Events
The main park in Elbow Park is located between 8A ST SW to 7 ST SW and 35 Ave SW to 34 Ave SW. Facilities include a playground, skating rink and tennis courts. Community events are held here including the annual Movie in the Park night for fundraising and are administered by the Elbow Park Community Association.
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