Douglass Community Center
The DCC offers classes and programs including: Silver Sneakers, yoga, book clubs, peace education, pickle ball, adult coloring, teen archery, adult archery, and preschool time. The gym and weight room have open times every day, and several organizations hold their meetings there. For more information, follow the DCC on Facebook.
The Highlands-Douglass Neighborhood Association is working with the Louisville Parks Foundation to raise funds to renovate the historic home allowing it to be opened for much needed programming space and preserving this important part of Louisville history.
Past, Present, Future
The DCC began in 1907 as the country estate known as Hollingsworth, home to Jeff Stewart and Abby Churchill Ballard. In 1948, it became Kentucky Home School for Girls. The gymnasium and current police station were added in the mid-20th century as the school grew. When KHS joined with Louisville Country Day in 1972 to become Kentucky Country Day, the site was purchased by the city and became the Douglass Community Center. The current fundraising efforts hope to secure its future and legacy for generations to come.