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Washington Park is one of Winston-Salem’s oldest residential areas set in the steep hills south of Salem Creek.
In 1892, the Winston-Salem Land and Investment Company — run by F.M. Simmons — invested in the development of a neighborhood centered around the street car line that ran south from Salem.
A treasure of the neighborhood is its park.
Once known as Sunnyside Park and Southside Park, the original 17 acres of designated parkland — now known as Washington Park
— have grown to more than 75 with shelters, walkways, ball fields, playgrounds, and a dog park.
Today, the Washington Park neighborhood
extends from the area south of the power station to north of Silas Creek Parkway, and between Main Street and Park Avenue.