Parkland, Louisville

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Parkland is a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Its boundaries are 34th Street on the west, West Broadway on the north, Woodland Avenue on the south and 26th Street on the east.

It was originally called Homestead, and was incorporated in 1874. In 1884 the name was changed to Parkland. The neighborhood was initially a wealthy suburb of Louisville. A tornado on March 27, 1890 devastated Parkland, and Parkland was annexed by Louisville in 1894. When rebuilt, part of Parkland was called Little Africa, but many mansions were built in "White Parkland". Little Africa was demolished in 1948 to make way for several housing projects.

On May 27, 1968 Parkland was the site of race riots. Two teenagers were killed and the National Guard occupied Parkland for seven days. Most businesses and many residents left Parkland after the riots. The neighborhood has since been the subject of several urban renewal efforts.

As of 2000, the population of Parkland was 4,550 [1].


  1. ^ "Community Resource Network". Retrieved 2005-11-18. 

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Coordinates: 38°14′32″N 85°48′57″W / 38.24230°N 85.81580°W / 38.24230; -85.81580