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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park – Activities

Swim Center

The Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center indoor pool is operated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. It includes an 8-lane, 25-yard pool with movable bulkhead, allowing for a separate diving area with 1- and 3-meter boards areas. A separate teach pool with shallow water provides easy access. The complex also has 2 spas, a weight and exercise room, all-purpose room, locker and shower facilities. Contact the facility for hours, fees and program information.

Marting Luther King, Jr Swim Center
1201 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
240 777-8060

Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool

301-622-1090 (seasonal only)
A separate leisure pool has a shallow water lagoon with slides and water play features, surrounded by a circular ‘lazy river’ for inner tubes. Contact the facility for hours, fees and program information.

Sports Courts

The 95-acre recreational park has courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball, available for use by the general public on a first-come, first-served, basis.

Ball Fields

The park has fields for baseball, softball, soccer, football and one practice field, all available for use by permit only. For information, applications, and guidelines for use, contact Park Permits.

Picnic Shelters

Three picnic shelters are available on a first come, first served basis.

Park Features

Visitors will enjoy the accessible Adventure Playground and picnic areas. Use of the picnic area is first come, first served. To permit local, regional and group picnic sites located in other M-NCPPC parks in Montgomery County, please see the listings under each park.

Fishing is allowed at the park’s lake, and anglers must follow State of Maryland Fishing License requirements.

The Trails Map Martin Luther King Jr. Park hard surface trails within the park connect to the Paint Branch Trail, making the park a good starting point for exploring this natural area.