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Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park

1120 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Park Manager: 301-563-7555

This 95-acre park includes an outdoor and indoor swimming pool operated by the Montgomery Recreation Department, and tennis courts, ball fields, a playground, and small lake.

For information on swimming pools, please note the Important Phone Numbers listed below.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, year round. Operational hours of other facilities based within the park will vary; please check listings for each facility.

Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool
Courts
Ball Fields
Picnic Shelters
Other Park Features
Important Phone Numbers
Martin Luther King Jr. Park Video
Park Maps and Brochure

Help us make your visit as enjoyable as possible by adhering to the following recommendations:

  • County and park rules require that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Alcohol beverages are not permitted in the park.
  • Visitors to the park must follow M-NCPPC Rules and Regulations, as well as any rule specific to a park facility or activity.

Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center

1201 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
301-989-1206

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.
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool

1201 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
301-622-1090 (seasonal only)

The Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool is operated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. The facility features a 6-lane, 50 meter L-shaped pool with an 8-lane, 25 meter course into the diving area. 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.

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.

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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.

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Picnic Shelters

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

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Other 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 Picnic Shelters.

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

The hard surface trails within the park connect to the Paint Branch Stream Trail, making the park a good starting point for exploring this natural area.

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Parks Rec 'n Roll - Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park


Important Phone Numbers

Park Permits Office (Silver Spring): 301-495-2525
Ball Field Rainout Line: 301-765-8787
Indoor Swim Center (operated by Recreation Department): 240-777-8060
Outdoor Pool (operated by Recreation Department): 240-777-8066
Park Police: 301-949-8010
Parks General Information Line: 301-495-2595

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Park Maps

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Brochure(pdf, 419KB)
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational ParkHeart Smart Trail Map
(pdf, 382KB)
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park Trails
Martin Luther King Jr. Map

Date of last update: April 13, 2012

 

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