Elliot Park is located in the Central area of Minneapolis, Minnesota, near the downtown areas of Minneapolis. The borders of Elliot Park include 5th Street and Kirby Puckett Plaza to the northeast, I-35w to the east, I-94 and I-35W to the South, and 5th Avenue to the west. Elliot Park is a convenient place to live and work, with many corporations located in the area, along with many Downtown attractions within walking or biking distance.
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Elliot Park is an older neighborhood, so there is a mix of historic and newer buildings, along with urban parks, restaurants, shops, a hospital, and a university, all within walking distance. Elliot Park is located just south of the old metronome, the site of the new Vikings Stadium. Elliot Park also has a large park in the center of the neighborhood, between the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and North Central University. The park has baseball and softball fields, basketball court with lights, a tennis court, a skate park, playground, wading pool, and a recreation center. The Elliot Park Recreation Center offers amenities including an indoor gym with basketball and volley ball courts, rentable meeting rooms, a craft room, a kitchen, and computer lab for public use. Residents can enjoy the various community programs and classes offered at the recreation center. Franklin Steele Square is another park on the southwestern corner of the neighborhood, a green space that has a splash park, a picnicking area with shelters, a playground, and a basketball court. Restaurants, shops, and cafés can be found throughout the neighborhood, with more destinations and venues in the surrounding neighborhoods. Traveling northeast of Elliot Park is Nicollet Mall, with a variety of entertainment venues, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping and boutiques. Hennepin avenue is further northeast and is where several of the area theaters are located. To the north of the neighborhood is the Mississippi River, with attractions including museums and theaters, and walking and cycling paths along the river.
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Elliot Park is within the Minneapolis Public School District. While there are no schools within Elliot Park, there are several public, charter, community, and magnet schools as well as private schools near the area. The main public schools serving Elliot Park are Kenwood Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Middle School, and Southwest High School. For post-secondary education, North Central University is located in the center of Elliot Park, and Bethlehem College and Seminary is located just west of I-35 and west of Elliot Park.
Elliot Park is adjacent to I-35W and I-94, making it easy to commute to other parts of Minneapolis and the surrounding area. Residents of Elliot Park can commute via car, bike, walking or public transportation. Seasonally, are Nice Ride bicycle stations are located in Elliot Park, providing an alternative method of commuting to other areas of Minneapolis. Residents can easily take the light rail to and from the neighborhood to other downtown attractions, as well south to other areas in the Twin Cities, such as the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, and St. Paul.
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