Parks and Recreation
Renew Atlanta will allow the City to build a new, best-in-class swimming and community facility in the Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The new Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium will be a source of community pride. The facility will be centrally located and accessible via the Atlanta Streetcar and other public transit. Public parks and recreation centers will receive ADA, parking and other facility upgrades and improvements.
Preliminary Engineering (concept, design) | Right of Way (including utilities) | Construction Activities
The premier, iconic Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center incorporates the latest innovative and interactive features of recreation and leisure-based aquatic environments. The 64,000 square foot facility includes a lounge area, leisure pool, therapy pool, lap pool, gymnasium, indoor jogging track, climbing wall, multi-purpose fitness area, locker rooms, restrooms, Senior Center, computer lab, classroom, multi-purpose meeting room, police substation and staff offices. This is a partnership project with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks & Recreation.
Renew Atlanta contributed $17M toward the total project cost.
Channel 26 featured a video of the facility during the October 30, 2017 groundbreaking ceremony.