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Parkland is southwest of downtown Louisville, in the 40211 ZIP code. Its boundaries are West Broadway Street on the north, 26th Street on the east, Woodland Avenue on the south, and 34th Street on the west.
In 1874, Parkland was incorporated as the city of Homestead. The name was changed to Parkland in 1884 to reflect the lush beauty of the area. It became a prestigious suburb. In March of 1890, an F-4 tornado touched down and destroyed most of Parkland. Since the city was unable to recover, the City of Louisville annexed it in 1894. This enabled the neighborhood to rebuild, and by the early 1900s, Parkland had recovered and expanded. Homes were built in Victorian, Romanesque, and Queen Anne styles and as bungalows and shotguns.
Although the area has deteriorated over the years, in 1980, the business district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This provided the impetus for the renovation and building currently taking place.
A number of streets feature modest homes with grassy yards, mature trees, driveways, garages, and sidewalks. In addition to the older homes in the community, newer houses have been constructed, including ranch houses from the 1950s and 1970s.
Most of the neighborhood’s shopping, dining, and services, including a Kroger grocery store, are located on West Broadway Street. Included in the Jefferson County School District, local schools are Brandeis and Maupin Elementary Schools; Johnson Traditional Middle School, a magnet school; and Shawnee High School Magnet Career Academy.
Nearby parks include Victory Park to the east; William Britt Park and Elliott Square to the north; Miles Park to the west; and a large city park, Algonquin Park, to the south.