Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park is an Industrial style playground found with the city of Rochester. The playground features a single fountain “splash pad” to cool off in after climbing its unique structures. Though this playground is geared toward older children, it can be fun for kids of all ages. There is plenty to do around this playground including ice skating in the winter and the year-round museum of play and play walk. The park also hosts the beloved Roc Holiday Village in December.
353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607
Take Me There
This park has the ultimate industrial playground. This simple play area has two long tunnel slides and a large climber. There is also a fountain within this play area. The playing doesn’t end here however! The Strong Museum of play and the play walk are within walking distance. Note, the nearest bathrooms are outhouses. Picnic tables can be found by the reflection pool. Parking is in the street, which is free on weekends.
The Splash pad
There are two little fountains near the playground. This is a simple splash pad but it offers a great opportunity to cool off after the playground or play walk. There is no swimming or wading in fountains/reflection pool.
The Play Walk
Starting at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park by Strong Museum, follow the yellow and blue dots to the central library to participate in the City’s new play walk! Once finished, you can extend the walk by crossing over the Court Street Bridge and walking along the river to see the aqueduct. Circle through Bausch and Lomb Place to see the wall art then back to Court street and Martin Luther King Jr. Park for some spray park and playground fun. Bring some books to fill the little libraries and use this opportunity to talk about crossing the road safely and using the crossing lights.
The Ice Skating
“The outdoor ice skating rink boasts a kidney-shaped surface that is 30 percent larger than the original rink. Patrons can enjoy an expanded warming shelter that features a heated floor and fireplace, new rental skates and a sound and lighting system. “
More information on the rental fees and rink schedule can be found HERE.