KC Parks, 15 & the Mahomies Foundation and Gunter Construction Company invite you to provide feedback on park plans, as well as ideas for how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Kansas City Civil Rights leaders in the Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park located at Swope Parkway & Woodland Ave.
Link to the interactive map of the park>>Martin Luther King, Jr. Square Park Interactive Map
We encourage you to share the link to the interactive map with others who may be interested.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Square was dedicated on April 4, 1978. The site had formerly been known as “Brush Creek Park” and had been used as a recreational site for several years with tennis courts and a baseball diamond.
The name change was first proposed by Emanuel Cleaver in 1976. Jeremiah Cameron, who was on the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners in mid to late 1970s, brought up the name change again in 1977 and the Board approved it in February 1978.