550 Laura Lane, Dunedin FL 34698
Phone: (727) 738-2920
Fax: (727) 734-2839

Hours of Operation   Facility Features 
Monday: 2-9 pm      Classrooms 
Tuesday: 2-9 pm   Game Room
Wednesday: 2-9 pm   Gymnasium
Thursday: 2-9 pm         Outdoor Basketball Courts 
Friday: 2-10 pm   Picnic Area 
Saturday: 12-8 pm   Playground 
Sunday: 12-6 pm   Rentals 
Holiday Building Closures   Skate Park 
    Teen Room 


Download Monthly Calendar. Please check calendar for additional center closings.

Tucked away on a quiet, oak-lined street, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center is the best kept secret in Dunedin. Former Mayor, John Doglione, stated that this Center had "come from neighborhood action - neighbors helping neighbors, and neighbors joining together to make our city better." We'd love to have you become part of our community and check us out! 

Primarily a youth and teen based facility, the Center offers unique programming for tweens and teens including Midnite Madness, R.A.P Night, Teen Night Live and The Happening with the goal of providing a safe, positive environment to "hang out." The Center also offers recreational programs  all ages including Okinawan Karate and Self Defense.

youth advisoryYouth Advisory Committee
The Youth Advisory Committee addresses issues affecting youth and teens of our community. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the MLK Center. Meetings are open to the public.

We take pride in our indoor regulation size hardwood basketball court. The gym features six hoops that can be retracted when needed, four of which can be lowered to a super low height of 7'6" for those future NBA players. Our gym also provides bleachers for spectators to watch activities like our basketball leagues or sports tournaments.
Teen Room
A pool table, ping pong table and Dance Revolution machine are prominent fixtures in this room. It also features a monster flat screen TV, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Teens can relax on the couch or challenge a friend to a game of Apples to Apples, Mancala or other fun board games.

The new 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.
Game Room Computers- Drop In
Download Monthly Calendar for dates and times. Need a computer to complete a project, use the internet for research, or to catch up on emails? Three computers are available for use on a first come, first serve basis. Don't forget to bring a thumb drive to save your work!

8-17 yrs: $Free/$1
18+ yrs: $Free/$2/$3. 

Back to School Open House & Expo (school-aged kids and parents welcome!)
Thursday, August 1, 6-8:00 pm
Free event!
Our Back to School Open House and Expo is a free event with games, crafts and school supply giveaways. There will also be local exhibitors providing information on things such as insurance, local children's activities, pediatricians, and much more. The first 200 school-age children will also receive a free backpack full of school supplies for their new school year! Download flyer

Late Night Scooter (ages 8-17)
Friday, August 2, 7-11:00 pm
$10 per participant. Register by 7/31 and receive a bonus prize raffle!
If you're looking to scooter late, and compete for some awesome prizes, then join us as we offer Late Night Scooter! Participants will enjoy admission, pizza and prizes.  Download flyer

Midnite Madness (ages 9-14)
Friday, August 23, 7pm-12midnight
Early Bird: $15 by August 22
Day of event: $20 (if space available)
Skate and play until midnight while enjoying laser tag, a snack food buffet, mini skate and scooter jams, extreme inflatables, giveaways and more! Download waiver



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The Stirling Skate Park is a 10,000 square foot concrete flow course designed by Team Pain. Built in 2007, the park features two bowls and a street plaza, snake zone, step up, rail, hubbas and a banked hubba. Check out our weekly programs including Membership Appreciation Day, Old School SK8 Night, Teen Night Skate, Concrete Challenge, and Trick of the Month.

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Skate Park Hours
Monday - Thursday:  2 - 9 pm
Friday:  2 -10 pm
Saturday:  12 -8 pm
Sunday:  12 -6 pm
Holiday Building Closures

Skate Park Daily Admission
Skate Park Member: $2
Non Skate Member: $5

Member Appreciation Days:
(Wednesdays, 2-9 pm)

Skate Park Membership  
Rec Card Holder:  $25 
Non Rec Card Holder:  $50 

Save $ - Buy an Annual Skate Park Membership and save on daily admission fees. Membership cards are valid for one year from the date of issue, and entitles the holder to reduced daily fees.

Rules and Regulations All skaters must wear a helmet. 
Trick Scooters
Trick scooters, defined as any scooter that is one piece of solid metal and does not fold, are permitted at Stirling Skate Park. Foldable scooters are not permitted on the Park. *Please note, the City of Dunedin reserves the right to free interpretation of all rules and to alter this policy at any time for the safety of participants and/or Park wear and tear. The City of Dunedin reserves the right to restrict entry to the facility and to ask individuals to leave the Park if these guidelines are not followed or unsafe behavior is observed.

Skate Board Lessons
Private and Semi-Private lessons consisting of four, one (1) hour classes. Lessons are scheduled by appointment, please call (727) 738-2920.

Also Available: Group Skate Times, Teen Night, Special Events, Skill Challenges and Tricks of the Month.

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