Parks and Gardens

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park is a 4-1/2 acre public park in Central Seattle. The park is designed around a black granite 'mountain' - a dramatic sculpture at the center of a reflecting pool, inspired by the civil rights leader's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, made the day before he was assassinated in 1968. Surrounding tiles describe the important events and inspiring words of Dr. King's life, and display the names of the many contributors to the memorial.

Acreage: 4.30 acres (map it)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park