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. 

  • Membership
  • Fitness
  • Rentals
  • Programs
  • Special Events


2023 fees for 12-month membership (prices listed include tax)

Age 18+ –12-month membership $55
Age 18+ – 6-month membership $35
Age 18+ – 3-month membership $25
Junior Milwaukee Co. Resident Age 13 – 17 $35
Age 12 & Under $35
Family of 4 $110
+1 Family Member (Age 13 – 17) $15
+1 Family Member (Age 12 & Under) $10
Day Pass (Resident / Non-resident) $5
Replacement Card $5



Member Hours

Monday – Friday 8 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, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Weight Room

No reservation required!

Weight Room  Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 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.
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

View the Rental Sheet


Gymnasium Rental

For sporting and non-sporting events

Capacity: 600 people or 350 with tables and chairs

View the Rental Sheet


Other Room Rentals

Community Room,* Capacity 75

Multi-Purpose/Karate Room,* Capacity 75

Boxing Room,* Capacity 25

Fun-A-Rama Room,* Capacity 75

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

View the Rental Sheet



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


Each year, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an event of music, dance, spoken work, and more. The presentation is inside the King Center auditorium.

Easter Egg Hunt

mid-March to mid-April

Gather the kids and arrive early -- only a limited number of children can participate! Enjoy egg painting, the egg hunt, and fun for the whole family! 

Independence Day Celebration


In partnership with the City of Milwaukee, the King Center offers a day of fun and games, a picnic, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Talent Contest. (No fireworks at this location.)


Back to School Festival


Families look forward to our annual event that brings the community together with a festival and school-supply giveaways. 

Thanksgiving Drive
& Make A Family Smile Turkey Giveaway

October - November

In October, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the We Care Crew begin taking donations for the “Make a Family Smile Turkey Giveaway.” Just before Thanksgiving, about 3,000 families receive the turkeys purchased through these generous donations. 

Get Details!

Breakfast with Santa


Take the famiy out for a pancake breakfast AND a visit with the Jolly Old Elf! Fun activites for the whole family and photo ops with Santa.


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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