Basketball Court Improvements
Portland Parks & Recreation, with support from Nike and the Portland Trail Blazers, has given the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Park basketball court a brand new look. This work was completed in July 2022.
If you have questions, please contact Ken Rumbaugh at 971-269-9042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1968, Highland School’s name was changed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, just weeks after Dr. King’s assassination. The effort was student-led and was formally recognized by a visit by Senator Edward Kennedy and dedication ceremony on May 9, 1968. When the adjacent park opened in 1979, it took on the name of King School Park. In 2022, the park name was formally corrected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Park to align the name of the park with the school and properly honor Dr. King by using his honorific.