The city of Atlanta recently celebrated the opening of the new and highly anticipated Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center with a ribbon-cutting. The center, located at 110 Hilliard Street, is situated between the King Memorial MARTA station and the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District.
The $24.4 million design-build project, led by Winter Johnson FS360, fills the void created when the original Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium closed in 2012. The new facility is now a key focal point and unifying center for the area’s dynamic and growing neighborhoods.
The new Recreation & Aquatic Center offers visitors state-of-the-art recreation facilities. Specific features include:
- A zero-entry family-fun pool with play equipment features and a distinct area with lap swimming lanes
- A basketball gymnasium with six goals and flexibility for other hard-court sports
- An elevated running/walk track overlooking the gymnasium and pool
- A climbing wall
- An outdoor terrace
- Multiple community and meeting rooms
- A senior center
- Group fitness areas
- A computer room