Facebook     Twitter     Youtube     InstagramWHITE    Register Online    Our Publications                                 

Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Complex

 7001 Golf Club Drive, 76060   |    5:00 a.m. - Midnight

Park 100-Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Complex

7001 Golf Club Drive // Arlington, TX 76060 

Adjacent to Tierra Verde Golf Club, MLK Sports Center is part of the Reserve at Arlington. The first Audubon sanctioned sports center in the United States, the design and maintenance of the complex is dedicated to environmental sensitivity. Recycled materials were used in construction. No hazardous chemicals are used to maintain the facility helping preserve the existing natural resources.

While the name Martin Luther King, Jr. is synonymous with struggle, it is also synonymous with progress, something that is showcased by this park. The 100-acre center features baseball fields maintained with organic pesticides and herbicides, an interpretive nature trail and a playground made of recycled materials. The park’s drainage travels through a filter system before flowing into Sublett Creek. These innovations in park design and environmental stewardship were recognized when the complex became the first sports facility in the world to achieve the prestigious Audubon Signature designation in October 2000. Elzie Odom, Arlington’s first African-American mayor, threw out the first pitch for a ballgame on January 17, 2000, officially opening the center. During his speech commemorating the day, Odom said that it was, “A place for families, of all cultures.” 

 MG 1243 MG 1256

PARK TYPE:
Community

FEATURES / AMENITIES:
86 acres
Baseball/Softball Complex
Bike/Hike Trails (1.45 miles)
Concession stand
Nature Trail
Pavilion
Playground: 2-5 and 5-12
Restrooms

 MG 1281 MG 1279

Read 14685 times Last modified on Thursday, 30 August 2018 16:14
Start from: Get directions Show Street View
Subscribe to Naturally Fun!

Sign up for the Naturally Fun newsletter and receive weekly updates on program offerings, classes, and special events.

Rent a Field

Need to rent a field?

817-459-5416

Email Us!

Rental Fee Information

Gold Medal Winner

Gold-Medal-Award-Logo-2018

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was recently named the Gold Medal Winner for excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association for 2018.

Learn More

Naturally Fun News

News and updates from Arlington Parks and Recreation.

Read the Blog

Find a Park

Explore Arlington's 90+ parks with the Park Finder!

Find a Park