A diverse and unique community
Elbow Park is a charming and vibrant community located in Calgary's innercity. With its park-like charm, heritage homes, parks, schools, sense of spaciousness, and natural beauty, it is one of Calgary's most appealing places to live.
The Elbow River winds it way through the neighbourhood and connects residents to the river pathway system that expands the entire City. Mature trees provide a beautiful canopy for many of the narrow, residential streets. The original lots of Elbow Park were originally sold in 25 foot sections. The community has evolved into a mixture of lots ranging from 25 to 100 feet, all interspersed. House designs are as unique as our residents. Many of the area’s original homes remain in good condition and some are designated as heritage sites. Many of the older homes have been renovated in order to maintain their original character and many new developments have replicated the historic period. Some streets in the upper area of Elbow Park and along the river have homes that have a more modern design. This diverse housing makes for a diverse and unique community.
The numerous schools, parks, playgrounds, skating rinks, basketball and tennis courts bring the community together and creates a strong sense of community spirit. See Useful Links
The community of Elbow Park was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1907 and development began in 1910. The Elbow Park Residents’ Association was formed in 1930 making it the oldest community association in Calgary.
In the Heart of Calgary
Elbow Park is an inner city residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. 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 SW. The close proximity to the downtown core allows residents to easily commute to work by bike or foot; or to spend less time in a vehicle or bus and, instead, spend more time with family.
There is no commercial or retail in the boundaries of Elbow Park. But the adjacent neighbourhoods of Marda Loop, Mission and Britannia offer all the conveniences and are within walking distance.
SCHOOLS: William Reid School (K-4) in Upper Elbow Park, Elbow Park School (K-6) in lower Elbow Park, Rideau School (K-9), Elboya School (K-9), Earl Grey and Western High are the boundary schools for many of our Elbow Park homes.
Churches - Christ Church
Facilities EPRA Community Hall - tennis, basketball, skating rink, hall rentals Glencoe Club (Private sports and social club)