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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Minneapolis, MN USA


Playground Overview

This park, which memorializes Dr. Martin Luther King, features three play areas. The first area, built for kids ages 5-12, offers plenty of opportunities to build strength climbing up, across and over the PlayBooster® Cascade Climber and overhead parallel bars. Kids can hold tight as they glide through the air with the greatest of ease on the Track Ride or perfect their balance tip-toeing across the Curved Balance Beam. For an extra whoosh, they can glide down one of the many slide options at this playground such as the SpyroSlide™.

Kids ages 2 to 5 kids can go for an adventure on a train-themed structure with a Crawl Tunnel engine and a Single Slide connected by a SteelX Arch Bridge in the middle.

The third play area features our Single Post Swing Frame with several swing seat options: a full bucket seat for kids ages 2-3, belt swings with chains for older kids as well as a molded bucket seat with a high back to provide head neck and shoulder support.

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Playground Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 2 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 12 years
  • Design Standards

  • ASTM
  • Installed

  • July 2016
  • Min Area Required

  • 134' x 64' (40,84 m x 19,51 m)

  • Project Price Range

  • Pricing for custom playground equipment varies. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.

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Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features a Dr. Martin Luther King historical themed playground in Minneapolis Minnesota.

[video: a building front with a large overhead purple sign reading: Welcome to Martin Luther King Park. Camera switch to an elevated panning view over the top of the three different playground areas of the park. Camera pans across the train themed playground structure as children run around. A young boy slides the circular sliders to make the images on a play panel. Camera zooms in on the boys had as he maneuvers the slider on the panel.]

[video: Camera switch to a full side view of the train themed playground structure. A young girl situates herself to climb down from the playground decking. Camera pans across the large playground structure as children play all around. A group of children standing at the end of a landing platform look around the playground. A young girl spins herself while sitting on a Saddle seat spinner. Camera zoomed in on a boy’s legs as he is climbing up a Permalene panel designed to look like a rock wall. Top down view of a girl as she climbs up a Lillipop climber. Camera pans down at a girl’s feet as she climbs out onto a Sky Rail climber. Top down view of a girl as she climbs down a Cascade Climber wall. A young girl leaning on a Saddle seat spinner rotates around on the spinner. Front view of a young girl as she swings towards the camera in a Molded Bucket seat swing. Camera switches to two girls as they speak to the camera.]

Katie: My name is Katie and I’m 8 years old.

Aimee: And my name is Aimee and I’m 9 years old.

Katie voiceover: I think that I’s very colorful and there is just so much fun different things that you can do when you first see it you’re like “I don’t know what to do first!”

[video: elevated side panning view over the large playground structure as children play all around. Camera switches back to Girl 1 as she continues to speak. Camera switches to children as they run past a Permalene wall climber.]

Aimee: Yeah, I like the Martin Luther Kind one, back there.

[video: camera pans up a playground sign up to a playground panel shaped like a mountain peak with an image of Martin Luther King. Camera switches back to the girls speaking to the camera.

Katie: Because even though it’s a playground and you can play on it still has a little bit of history, so you can do something else in case you might not like playing on a playground.

[video: camera zooms in on the face of the playground steps that are labeled like spins of different book titles. The first step reads: Olu’s Dream By: Shane W. Evans. The second step reads: Brown Girl Dreaming By: Jacqueline Woodson. Camera switches to another set of stairs labeled like stacked books. Camera switches to an informational playground sign that reads: The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Camera switches to a DigiFuse panel with a learning sign reading: Education. Camera switches back to the girls speaking to the camera.]

Katie: They help us learn… they help us learn more about the past and how things were.

[video: Camera close-up of the bottom of a climber shaped like a bridge. The climber has a plaque at the bottom reading: Edmund Pettus Bridge. A child steps up on a pod climber in front of the bridge climber.]

Katie voiceover: And a lot of people like learning about the past.

[video: a young girl stands and reads one of the learning signs at the playground. Camera switches back to the girls speaking to the camera.]

Katie: I for one, love learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.

[video: camera switches to an overhead view of the train themed playground with the large play structure behind it. Charles Mays a Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Council Co-chair speaks to the camera.]

Charles: To our knowledge, this is the only park, like this that has something honoring African American inventors.

[video: Camera switches to a view of a girl as she climbs up the bridge climber with the large play structure behind it. Camera switches to a playground with colorful Permalene panels. One panel reads: Mobile Refrigeration, Invented by Fredrick Mckinley Jones. Camera switches to a learning information panel with images and or African American Inventors.]

Charles voiceover: I enjoy just sitting here watching the kids because of the number of kids and number of parents that were here with their kids and it was just very, very exciting.

[video: A mother sits on the ground leaning on a playground panel as she holds the hands of her baby boy while he walks around her. Camera pulls back for a full view of the playground area with train themed structure, swing set, and Saddle Seat spinner. Top down view of children playing on monkey bars and overhead glider. Camera switches to a young girl as she speaks to the camera.]

Adalyn: My name is Adalyn and I’m 9 years old, and I really, really like the swings.

[video: Side view of the swing set as a group of children swing together. A young girl named Keasley speaks to the camera.]

Keasley: My name is Keasley and I’m 5 and I like about this park, it’s fun cause of slide.

[video: a boy and girl slide down the double slide together toward the camera. Camera switches to a boy named Noah as he speaks to the camera.]

Noah: I’m Noah and my name is sev… [laugh] and I like the swings out there.

[video: camera switches to a young girl name Alina as she speaks to the camera.]

Alina: My name is Alina and I’m ten years old and my favorite thing or one of my favorite things is the signs of history.]

[video: Overhead view of a boy as he spins on a Saddle seat spinner. A young girl holds onto a playground post as she watches other children playing. Camera switches to a young boy wearing a hat as he looks up at the camera and smiles. Top down view as a boy swings up to the camera on a Molded Bucket seat swing. A boy and girl pose and smile for the camera. A young girl stands by a learning playground sign, she smiles up at the camera. Two girls hold hands as they walk away from the camera towards the swing set. The smallest girl turns to smile at the camera as they walk away. Fade to black, Landscape Structures appears with text below reads: For a better tomorrow we play today.]

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