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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

About MLK Park

Established in 1961, Martin Luther King Jr. Park sits on nearly 14 acres on the near north side. The park is named after civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was was instrumental in the adoption of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. The south end of the park features the Landmark for Peace memorial of King and Robert Kennedy, who in 1968 gave a historic address informing Indianapolis residents that King had been assassinated in Memphis Tennessee.

MLK Park has a swimming pool, playground equipment, tennis courts, softball diamonds, shelters, horse shoes, and basketball courts. The Kennedy King Park Center is located just south of the Landmark for Peace memorial. The center hosts Indy Parks staff and an exhibit room dedicated to Dr. King and the history of the Civil Rights Movement in partnership with the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative.

In 2023, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indy Parks announced a $5 million project to create a new plaza at MLK Park. That project is anticipated to start in 2025.

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