Arlington Parks and Recreation

Arlington Parks and Recreation • 86 acres • Baseball/Softball Complex • Bike/Hike Trails (1.45 miles) • Nature Trail • Pavilion • Playground: 2-5 and 5-12 • Restrooms 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.” 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 This site welcomes family-friendly comments and posts. We reserve the right to immediately remove content that contains personal attacks, profanity and information unrelated to the topic. Comments posted to this page will be monitored. The City of Arlington, Texas reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Center - 7001 Golf Club Dr
Arlington, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 05:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 05:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 00:00
Thursday 05:00 - 00:00
Friday 05:00 - 00:00
Saturday 05:00 - 00:00
Sunday 05:00 - 00:00


(817) 459-5474



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