Wilder Park, Louisville
Wilder Park is a neighborhood four miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA. The area was originally the site of Greenland race course, built in 1866, a sister track of Churchill Downs. Greenland track closed in 1888 and was subsequently used as a park.
The first houses in Wilder Park were built off Southern Parkway in 1891. The rest of the area was completed by 1901 as streetcar lines linked the neighborhood to Iroquois Park and new factories in South Louisville. In 1904, Wilder Park was part of the incorporated city of Oakdale, until the city of Louisville annexed it in 1922.
As of 2000, the population of Wilder Park was 2,477 , of which 83.4% are white, 10% are black, 4.6% are Hispanic, and 2% are listed as other. College graduates are 6.1% of the population, people without a high school degree are 36.6%. Wilder Park has exactly the same number of women and men.
- Street map of Wilder Park
- Images of Wilder Park (Louisville, Ky.) in the University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections
- "Wilder Park: Railroad Workers Weaved a Social Fabric That's Been Tightly Knit and Long-lasting" — Article by Bill Pike of The Courier-Journal
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