Located southwest of downtown Louisville and east of the Ohio River in ZIP code 40211, Park Duvalle is named for several parks in the area and Duvalle Junior High School, which boxer Muhammad Ali attended.
Park DuValle is a 125-acre neighborhood that includes commercial and recreational areas, schools, a health facility, and a community center as well as a mix of housing. The neighborhood’s boundaries are Woodland Avenue on the north, Cypress Street on the east, Bells Lane on the south, and I-264/Shawnee Expressway to the west. Park Duvalle is located south of Parkland and west of California.
Over the last few years, $200 million of public and private funds have been invested to transform portions of the old neighborhood into a mixed-income area. In a series of traditional semi-neighborhoods, Park Duvalle contains rentals, condos, and single-family homes that include multi-storied Victorians and single-story Cape Codes and bungalows. Prices for the older homes as well as the newer ones range from $18,000 to $165,000.
Located in the Jefferson County School District, schools include John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary, Johnson Traditional Middle Magnet, Shawnee High School Magnet Career Academy, and the Duvalle Education Center. Nearby colleges include the University of Louisville and Simmons and Spalding Universities.
Parks dot the community, the largest of which is the 16-acre Algonquin Park on Cypress Street. It features an outdoor swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, ball fields, picnic areas and walking paths.
Shopping areas include the new First Choice Market grocery store near the intersection with Algonquin Parkway and the Southland Terrace Shopping Center. The shopping center is located south of Park Duvalle in Shively. Among its retailers are a Kroger grocery, an AJ Wright, and an Ashley Stewart.