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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

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The health and safety of the county's residents and staff members are our highest priority. As such, the King Community Center is currently closed to the public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Parks staff will continue to tend to the fish and reptiles at the center. For more details on the Milwaukee Conunty Parks response, visit

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Located in King Park, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center serves Milwaukee's near west side, offering a wide variety fitness, recreation and programming opportunities to area residents. 

  • Membership
  • Fitness
  • Rentals
  • Programs
  • Special Events


2020 fees for 12-month membership (prices listed include sales tax)

Age 18+ $45
Age 13-17 $30
Age 12 & Under $20
Family of 4 $80
+1 Family Member (Age 13-17) $12
+1 Family Member (Age 12 & Under) $8
Day Pass* $4
Replacement Card $5


*When using a Day Pass, a photo ID must be surrendered while you are in the center.


Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday (Labor Day through Memorial Day) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Sports & Fitness

Membership of the King Center includes access to the fitness center, weight room and boxing ring.


From September to May the gym is available for open gym basketball or for indoor walking.

Open Gym Hours
Walking Only, for Adults: Monday – Friday, and Saturday 9 – 10 a.m.
Adults: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Age 15 & up: Monday – Friday 3 – 8 p.m.


Host your party, athletic event or business meeting at our center!

To book, call (414) 344-5600 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Rental Availability
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday  8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Reservations are not accepted for Jan. 1, July 4, Dec. 24, 25 or 31.

Auditorium Rental Capacity Fee (for 2 hours) Fee (for 6 hours) Each Add'l Hour
Ideal for plays, weddings,
talent shows, meetings or presentations
200 $73.92 $448.80 $84.48

Get Auditorium Details in the Rentals Guide


Gymnasium Rental -
Capacity 600 people or 350 with tables and chairs
Mon. - Fri. Sat. - Sun.
2 hrs add'l hr 2 hrs add'l hr
Gymnasium – sporting event $137.28 $68.64 $158.40 $79.20
Gymnasium – non-sporting event $211.20 $105.60 211.20 $105.60
Tables, chairs, sound system, and technicians are available for an additional fee. 

Get Gymnasium Details in the Rentals Guide


Other Rooms Capacity Fee (for 2 hours) Each Add'l Hour
Conference Room 24 $73.92 $36.96
Multi-Purpose Room 75 $79.20 $39.60
Multi-Fitness Room 75 $79.20 $39.60
Karate/Boxing Room   $84.48 $42.24
Fun-A-Rama Room 50 $84.48 $42.24
A kitchenette is available to add on to any rental – $52.80 (4 hours)

Get Room Details in the Rentals Guide


Programs & Partnerships

Through partnerships with area organizations, a variety of enrichment and social activities are available at the King Center.

Special Events

King Day Celebration

Every January we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an event of music, dance and more, inside the King Center auditorium.

Back to School Festival

Our annual event, held every August, brings the community together with a festival and school supply giveaway. 

How to Find Us

1531 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 344-5600


9480 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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2020 rentals guide

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