Martin Luther King, Jr. Square Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Square Park

LOCATION:
Swope Parkway and Woodland Ave.

HOURS:
5a - Midnight every day

UPDATE
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.

**Download the MLK Park Presentation from Community Meeting #1
**Download the MLK Park Presentation from Community Meeting #2

HISTORY
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.

COUNCIL DISTRICT:
3

YEAR ACQUIRED:
1978

PARK DISTRICT:
Central

ACRES:
42

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