Martin Luther King Park in Grand Rapids, MI


Park managed by City of Grand Rapids

About Martin Luther King Park

Address: 900 Fuller Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

MLK Park, nicknamed King Park by the neighborhood, is a large community park on the city's southeast side.

In addition to a playground underneath aged shade trees, there are numerous tennis and basketball courts for local and team playing, baseball diamonds, and everyone's favorite: a large pool with a massive water slide!

This 16-acre park has room for anything you'd like to do!

The lodge at MLK Park is home to local neighborhood meetings and is slated to undergo renovation in 2022 to facilitate community activities and rentals. It has restrooms and changing rooms for the pool.

South East Area Farmer's Market is found on select Saturdays during the growing season and the park is home to many community events, like Movies in the Park and neighborhood celebrations.

The Playground at Martin Luther King Park

MLK's playground is located on the southwest end of the sprawling park (Fuller and Alexander). These playgrounds are shaded by gorgeous old trees, making it a great spot for a hot summer day.

MLK park playground kids on slide happy Hunt

The Splashpad at Martin Luther King Park

MLK's massive pool is a magnet in the summertime. There's lots of space to swim, lots of new friends to make, and a giant waterslide.

Lifeguards on duty, and restrooms/changing area available in the lower level of the community center.

You can also take swim lessons at MLK Pool. Please see the city's parks website for more info.

MLK Martin Luther King pool city of grand rapids

MLK Martin Luther King pool city of GRand Rapids happy swimmers



Something Unique About This Destination

Catch the Southeast Area Farmer's Market here on Saturdays from July - Nov.

Martin Luther King Park Features

  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
  • Urban
  • WiFi


Facilities: There is a covered pavilion with picnic tables on the southwest corner of the park, near the playground. You can also find more picnic tables scattered nearby. Restrooms open during summer hours, in the building just south of the pool.

Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year? Open year round, dawn to dusk