Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Renovation Project

Project Location

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.

Project Background

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. 

Project Benefits

The Project goal is to significantly increase recreational opportunity for the residents of the local community and beyond.  

Recreational Benefits

  • 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

Funding Source

  • State of California, Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (Proposition 68)
  • Community Development Block Grant Funding