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.
- Special Events
2022 fees for 12-month membership (prices listed include sales tax)
|Age 12 & Under
|Family of 4
|+1 Family Member (Age 13-17)
|+1 Family Member (Age 12 & Under)
|Day Pass* (Resident / Non-Resident)
|Monday – Friday
||8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
|Saturday – Sunday
(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.
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.
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
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.
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.
& 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.
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.