Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

3916 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062
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8.33 Acres


Children's Play Areas: Grade A
Picnic & Sitting Areas: Grade A-
Outdoor Courts: Grade B+
Athletic Fields: A-
Landscaping & Natural Areas: Grade A-
Park Center Interiors: Grade A-
Exterior Infrastructures: Grade A-
Park Cleanliness: Grade C+
Restrooms: Grade F
Drinking Fountains: Grade B-
Graffiti: Grade A-

This center offers several outdoor and indoor facilities such as a universal access playground with shade and rubber surfaces, a Dodgers Dreamfield with shaded bleachers, fitness room, computer lab, and a ballet room.

Drinking Fountains

The fountain was in working order.

Park Use

A group was holding a service in the gym, making it unavailable for use on a Saturday. There were no people in the parkland outside of the recreation center on the day of the site visit.

Park Cleanliness

There were many cigarette butts observed throughout the park. Some of the indoor fences had holes in them, and chipped paint was noted. There were missing tiles in the indoor stairway.

Drought Effects

Some trees showed signs of water stress. There were bare patches in the lawn.

Field Restrooms

Only one of the several field restrooms was open at the time of observation. It was messy and had no lighting, making it impossible to close the door for privacy while using it.

Sports Programs

Soccer (all ages) Junior Clipper Site (Basketball),RBI Dodger Baseball. Natasha Watley Softball league, Flag Football

Other Programs

After School Club, Assistance With Homework,  Day Camp (Seasonal), Special events (Dinner With Santa, Easter Egg Hunt), Tiny tot Ballet,  L.A. Kids classes, Summer Nights Lights (SNL), CLASS Park Site (Teen programming), Summer Lunch, 100 Citizen Exercise program

Facility Features

Baseball Diamond (Unlighted), Basketball Courts (Lighted / Outdoor), Children’s Play Area, Tennis Courts (Lighted), Classrooms, Dodger Dream Field, Kitchen, Synthetic Field, Computer Lab, Weight Room

How are Angelenos using this park?

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