The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Council will host a celebration at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. This free celebration will include great music, food trucks, and children’s activities. Enjoy a day of music and fun in the park to help celebrate our community. Free face painting, crafts, rides, and games to entertain the entire family. Ice cream and food will be available for a small fee.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park was renamed from Nicollet Field in 1968 to Dr. Martin Luther King Park to honor the civil rights leader who was assassinated earlier that year. Based on recommendations by the Advisory Task Force, the name of the park is now Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, ensuring the legacy of Dr. King will be preserved.