MLK, Jr. Recreation Center

Tucked away on a quiet, oak-lined street, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center is a youth and teen based facility, offering unique programs and events for tweens and teens, with the goal of providing a safe, positive environment to "hang out." Some adult programs are also offered including basketball, pickleball, and karate. 

Playground & Skate Park

The MLK Playground was designed with the help of the Youth Advisory Committee and features state-of-the-art equipment including a large play structure with "pods," "jacks," and a "DNA Strand" for imaginative climbing and jumping. It also features a bouncing balance beam, a pair of swings that can accommodate up to four kids at once, a good old fashioned merry-go-round, and a large space net for climbing. The MLK Rec Center features a 10,000 square foot, concrete flow skate park. It includes two bowls, a street plaza, snake zone, step up rail, hubbas and a banked hubba.



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Send us an email or call Dunedin Parks & Recreation at 727-812-4530. 


Teen Leadership Program

Each summer, Dunedin Parks & Recreation seeks responsible teens (ages 13-16) to be a volunteer Teen Leader, while working alongside Camp Leaders and adult mentors at our various summer camp programs

Goals of the program:

  • Prepare teens in the community for future leadership roles based on the "Leadership Begins With Me" motto.
  • Instill and develop self-motivation and work ethic
  • Teach invaluable skills and grow as responsible young adults
  • Take on future roles within the Parks & Recreation Department

Teens will gain experience in:

  • Leadership Training
  • Team Building
  • Communication Skills
  • Preparing for the Work Force
  • Volunteering for the Community
  • Individualized Training
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Earning Community Service Hours for Scholarships/Clubs

Who should apply:

  • Teens who are age 13 (as of January 1, 2024) through age 16 (as of August 9, 2024).
  • Teens that can commit to all training sessions and (6) weeks of summer.
  • Teens with leadership qualities, positive attitudes, and those who are eager to be a role model to kids.

Requirements and Application Process:

  • Download the Teen Leadership Program Application(PDF, 293KB) or pick one up at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center or Dunedin Community Center.
  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2024 to the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center.
  • Selected teens will be notified by mail during the week of April 19 and interviews will be scheduled with our Recreation Staff. Once selected, teens are required to return their enrollment paperwork and pay a $75 material fee (receive a $15 discount if you return your paperwork by May 1). Selected teens must also provide a copy of their birth certificate, obtain a background check, and attend all trainings.

Questions? Please call 727-738-2920 or email us

Youth Advisory Committee

The City of Dunedin Youth Advisory Committee addresses issues affecting youth and teens of our community and provides an opportunity to enhance the leadership skills and civic involvement among Dunedin’s youth.

Meeting Information:
  •  3rd Thursday of every month
  •  6:30 pm
  •  MLK, Jr. Recreation Center,550 Laura Ln., Dunedin FL 34698
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 





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