The community of Applewood Park is situated on the extreme east edge of Calgary. It is approximately 10 kilometres east of downtown Calgary via either 17th Avenue S.E. or Memorial Drive. The Canadian National Railway (C.N.R.) right-of-way separates Applewood Park from the community of Applewood Park from the community of Abbeydale to the north, and establishes the northern boundary of Applewood Park. The east boundary coincides with the east boundary for the City of Calgary, the south boundary is 17th Avenue S.E., and the west boundary is 68th Street. The Applewood Park area was annexed to Calgary in 1979 and described as a continuation of the general pattern of low density residential development in east Calgary.