Elbow Park, Calgary

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Elbow Park
Neighbourhood
Elbow Park is located in Calgary
Elbow Park
Elbow Park
Location of Elbow Park in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′24″N 114°05′01″W / 51.02333°N 114.08361°W / 51.02333; -114.08361Coordinates: 51°01′24″N 114°05′01″W / 51.02333°N 114.08361°W / 51.02333; -114.08361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Wards Calgary City Council#Ward 8, 11
Established 1910
Annexed 1907
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillors Evan Woolley
Brian Pincott
Area
 • Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 3,471
 • Average Income $135,081
Website Elbow Park Community Association

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. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 and 11 councillors.[1]

River Park and Stanley Park, developed in the Elbow River valley, border the community.

Demographics[edit]

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.[3] 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.[3][4]

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.[5] 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.[2]

Education[edit]

The community is served by Elbow Park Elementary and William Reid Bilingual Elementary public schools. Elbow Park Elementary School was founded in 1926.

Parks[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Elbow Park Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 8 Profile". , "Ward 11 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 

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