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Martin Luther King JR Memorial

 
Address: 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. way South, 98144 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park is a four-and-a-half acre City of Seattle park on the east side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, between South Walker and South Bayview Streets. The park is designed around a black granite 'mountain' a dramatic, thirty-foot sculpture inspired by the civil rights leader's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, made the day before he was assassinated in 1968.

Acreage: 4.3

HISTORY

A homegrown campaign built the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, turning a vacant hillside into a 4.2 acre memorial to the slain civil rights leader. Its center piece is a 30-foot sculpture in a reflecting pool; tiles describe the important events and inspiring words of Dr. King's life, and display the names of the many contributors to the memorial.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

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