Park Hill is a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, located near the city’s downtown area. Neighborhood boundaries are West Oak Street, South 26th street converging onto Cypress Street, West Hill Street, and South 9th Street. Park Hill covers an area of approximately 1.3 square miles, and houses just over 4,000 residents. Zip codes here are 40208 and 40210.
Another portion of this neighborhood is designated as an industrial corridor, and is designated for revitalization by the city. This encompasses a leg extending north from Park Hill proper at its eastern end, with the boundaries of the Park Hill Industrial Corridor reaching to West Broadway. Revitalization efforts are focusing on promoting green practices, products, and services.
A large portion near the center of Park Hill is home to a railroad yard. Residential areas surrounding this are basically home to many inner city dwellings, with much multi-family housing and low real estate costs.
Simmons College and the University of Louisville offer cooperative educational opportunities in Park Hill, at Simmons University on Dumesnil Street. Students here are able to co-register, and can use credits towards a degree with either establishment. Simmons College is unique in that it was formed by former slaves in order to educate the children of slaves. Founded in 1879, it and its members hold claim to a number of historic achievements in black higher education and more.
Park Hill Community Center on South Thirteenth Street gives youth and families a place for fun and recreation with its gym, weight room, game room, and more. Tutoring is also offered here, as well as a computer lab and arts and craft activities, among its many offerings.