Rideau – Roxboro Community Association

Community Association Boundaries

North: Elbow River
East: Escarpment
South: 33 Avenue; 4 Street
West: Elbow River
City Quadrant: SW

Community Established

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Rideau Park – 1911

Roxboro – 1923 Incorporated into one community in 1967.

 

Community Description

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Due to a bend in the river, Rideau Park is bordered on three sides by the Elbow River. The Roxboro area was annexed to the city 1907. The Roxboro subdivision began to develop in 1912 but due to the real estate bust the neighbourhood wasn’t built-out until the 1920s. There are numerous houses from that era which are still in good condition today. Rideau Park is the home of Lindsay’s Castle. Dr. Neville J. Lindsay, a prominent doctor and developer in Calgary during the early 1900s, decided to build an elaborate sandstone home on the escarpment above the Elbow River. The mansion would have had a spectacular view of the city and the mountains, however, due to financial problems, only the foundation and main floor of the building were constructed. The community is within close proximity to the downtown, to major transportation routes such as 4th Street and Macleod Trail, and to the pathway system.

Roxboro is a small inner-city located in the southwest sector of the city. Roxboro is surrounded by natural amenities with the Elbow River forming the northern edge of the community and bluffs the east and southern edges. The predominant form of building in the area is single family dwellings. Residents have direct access to downtown, which is only 2. 5 kilometers north of Roxboro, via 4th Street S.W.

Schools

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Rideau Park Elementary & Junior High – Public

Demographics

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Information available online at the City of Calgary community profiles site.

Community Association Information

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Provincial Society Registered Name: Rideau-Roxboro Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: May 13, 1960
Federal Charity Status-Registered: Yes
   
Facility Located at: 101 - 30 Avenue SW (Community Use Only)
Facility Phone Number: Call us at (403) 244-4111 for contact info
Facility Fax Number: None
Community Association Website: http://www.calgaryarea.com/sw/roxboro/roxboro.htm

 

Please call the community association directly to obtain information on availability, registration and costs.

Community Association Facilities

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Main Hall Licensed Capacity:   30   Meeting Rooms:   No
Wheelchair Access:   No   Stage:   No
Gym:   No   Sound System:   No
Kitchen:   No   Outdoor BBQ:   No
Lounge:   No   Indoor Fireplace:   No
Games Room:   No        

Recreation Amenities

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Operated by the Community Association. For other recreation offered by the City of Calgary visit     Calgary Parks & Recreation

Tennis Courts:   Yes   Skating Rink:   Yes – Outdoor
Swimming Pool:   No   Sports/Playfields:   No
Hockey Rink:   No   Other:    

Programs

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Offered by the Community  Association

Bingo:   No   Youth Justice:   No
Sports:   No   Seniors Program:   No
Fitness:   No   Child Care:   Yes
Dance:   No        

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