Milwaukee County Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

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.  An annual membership or a day pass is required for entry to the facility. 

Reopening Guide: Rules & Procedures

  • Membership
  • Fitness
  • Rentals
  • Programs
  • Special Events


2021 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* (Resident / Non-Resident) not available
Replacement Card $5



Member Hours

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed
(Open for Private Rentals Only)


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.
A mask must be worn at all times.

Open Gym Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Weight Room

No reservation required!

Weight Room  Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


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

To book, call (414) 344-5600 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Reservations are not accepted for Jan. 1, July 4, Dec. 24, 25 or 31.

Auditorium Rental

Ideal for plays, weddings, talent shows, meetings or presentations. Fixed seating. Sound system and technicians available for an additional fee.

Capacity: 200

Get Auditorium Details in the Rentals Guide


Gymnasium Rental

For sporting and non-sporting events

Capacity: 600 people or 350 with tables and chairs

Get Gymnasium Details in the Rentals Guide


Other Room Rentals

Conference Room,* Capacity 24

Multi-Purpose Room,* Capacity 75

Multi-Fitness Room,* Capacity 75

Karate/Boxing Room,*

Fun-A-Rama Room,* Capacity 50

*A kitchenette is available as an add-on to a rental

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. 

Thanksgiving Drive
& Make A Family Smile Turkey Giveaway

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the We Care Crew present “Make a Family Smile Turkey Giveaway.” Donations are accepted to purchase turkeys for about 3,000 families. Like last year, due to COVID, this year's event will be a drive-through pickup.

Get Details!

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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