Indy Parks Activities on MLK Day

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Indy Parks are celebrating Dr. King’s life, legacy and values through family friendly programs. Here is a list of parks that will be participating in festivities.

Bethel Park

12-4pm Movie: Selma and snacks at the Family Center

Brookside Park

12-4pm Sharing the Dream Open House w/ refreshments, crafts, games, and facility tours. Possible scrimmage with Pacers or Fever players.

Christian Park

12-4pm Leadership games and free play at the Family Center

Frederick Douglass Park

12-4pm Frederick Douglass will be celebrating Dr. Kings Birthday with color pages. Youth will be asked about the change and what civil rights mean to them.


12pm-4pm Earth Discovery Center and Ornithology Center will be celebrating with crafts, hikes and educational events. Check out the Facebook event here.

Ellenberger Park

1-3pm Drop-in Futsal

Garfield Park – FREE ADMISSION

12-4pm At the Arts Center paint by numbers collaborative mural of MLK that will be on display in the February exhibition. Make & Take craft – mixed media collage self-portrait.

At the Conservatory get free admission and partake in the MLK scavenger hunt.

At the Burrello Family Center will be screening Remember the Titans between 12-4pm.

Holiday Park

12-4pm Two coloring crafts for children focusing on Dr. King and the environment. Videos focusing on the life of Dr. King will be playing in the auditorium along with a short PowerPoint presentation that will talk about Dr. King and how his legacy impacted the environmental movement.

Indy Island Aquatic Center

12-5pm Open Swim

MLK Park

12-4pm There will be an ongoing presentation of the “Ripple of Hope and Awful Grace” televised with pamphlet information.

Krannert Park

12-4pm MLK activities and crafts

Municipal Gardens

12-4pm Showing the movie Selma along with snakcs, reading, and coloring.

Pride Park Family

12-4pm Showing a documentary called Martin Luther King Jr: A Historical Perspective. MLK activities/crafts, movie Q&A, Dollie will share her personal experience.

Rhodius Park

4-8pm Showing an MLK themed movie and having a coloring contest

Riverside Park

12:30-3:30pm Creating MLK Day Community Unity Quilt. Lunch will be provided for 18 and under children.

Southeastway Park

12-4pm Self-led tours all day; guided tour at 2p; crafts from 2p – 4p

Tarkington Park

10am-1pm Creating kindness rocks and make your own dream speech.

 Thatcher Park

12-4pm Open gym

Washington Park

10am-4pm Washington Park will have volunteers from their program and mentors from the IOTA PHI PHETA Fraternity come help clean and paint, for a day on not off. There will also be an educational event for youth.

Watkins Park

12-4pm Day of Community Service

Windsor Park

12-4pm Living museum, storytelling, and crafts.