Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Renovation Project
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Modesto.
Project Status and Updates
This Project is currently in the Planning and Design Phase. The park is currently open for public use.
In 2018, California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68), which directed $548.3 million to State Parks for competitive grants to create new parks and enhance recreational opportunities for all Californians. This is the state’s largest investment in grant funding history targeted for underserved communities. The bond also provides funds for aging infrastructure, amenities and improvements to parks that will help attract new and diverse visitors.
This is a State of California, Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program and City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department Project. The Project is being constructed at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park per the requirements of the grant funding guidelines, funding is not transferable to other project sites.
The Project goal is to significantly increase recreational opportunity for the residents of the local community and beyond.
New splash pad
New indoor recreation gymnasium
New outdoor stage and event plaza
New outdoor basketball court
New lighted soccer field
New outdoor exercise fitness stations
New lighted baseball/softball field with backstop
New outdoor game tables
New outdoor ping pong table
New safety lighting
New restroom building
New parking lot along California Avenue
New ADA accessible paved walking paths
State of California, Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (Proposition 68)