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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Park

A look at the King School Park open space, looking toward the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.
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Basketball Court Improvements

The design drawing of the King School Park 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. For complete details, visit our PP&R Basketball Court Revitalization Project page. 

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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. 

Park Location or Entrance

NE 6th Avenue and Humboldt Street
Portland, OR 97211

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.

Park amenities/activities

Picnic Table
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Basketball Court
Tennis Backboard

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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