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


Hours of Operation   Holiday Building Closures  2017
Monday - 9 pm     Day after New Year's  Mon, January 2
Tuesday 9 pm    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Mon, January 16
Wednesday 9 pm     Good Friday  Fri, April 14
Thursday 9 pm    Easter  Sun, April 16
Friday 10 pm    Memorial Day  Mon, May 29
Saturday 12 8 pm    Independence Day  Tues, July 4
Sunday 12 6 pm    Labor Day  Mon, September 4
   Halloween Happenings  Sat, October 21
   Veterans Day  Fri, November 10
       Thanksgiving  Thur, November 23
       Day after Thanksgiving  Fri, November 24
       Old Fashioned Christmas  Sat, December 9 
       Christmas  Mon, December 25
       Day after Christmas  Tues, December 26

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 based center, The MLK, Jr. Recreation Center offers unique programming for tweens and teens including R.A.P Night, Reel Adventures, Teen Night Live, and The Happening with the goal of providing a safe, positive environment to "hang out." The Center also offers programming for all ages including health and fitness classes such as Okinawan Karate and Self Defense. 

See what's happening in Dunedin: Special Events Calendar

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Facility Features & Amenities
The facility features teen and game rooms, gymnasium, computer lab and classroom. The outside grounds feature a state of the art playground, lighted basketball courts and a covered picnic area with tables.

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 Dance Revolution machine are prominent fixtures in this room. We also provide teens with a monster flat screen TV. Play X Box, Kinect, or Wii, relax on the couch or challenge your friend to a game of Apples to Apples or mancala.

Come check out the new playground designed with the help of the Youth Advisory Committee! The playground at the MLK Center has state of the art equipment including a large play structure with "pods", "jacks" and "DNA" 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 fun. Our lighted basketball courts allow a great game of basketball after dark. Any playground couldn't be complete without a covered picnic area.
*Please check calendar for additional center closings
Back 2 School Bash
Friday, September 22nd - 7:00 to 10:00pm
Ages 8-13
Tweens & Teens: Come kick off a new school year with us as we celebrate our Back 2 School Bash with food, games and prizes guaranteed to rock the block.
Parents: This is your Night Out! Need an evening without the kids? Children will enjoy a night of activities in a safe, fun place with supervision while parents take a well-deserved break.
Early Bird: $10/by Sept. 21st, Day of Event: $15 (if space available)



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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.

Stirling Skate Park Hours
Monday - Thursday    - 9 pm
Friday   10 pm
Saturday   12 - 8 pm
Sunday   12 - 6 pm 

Download Monthly Calendar Please check the calendar for additional park closings.

Skate Park Daily Admission Fees    Skate Park Membership Rates 
Skate Park Member $2.00           Recreation Card Holder  $25.00
Non Skate Member $5.00   Non-Rec Card Holder $50.00 
Member Appreciation Wed.  $1.00       
Save $ - Get 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.

Skate Park
 Rules and Regulations

Safety Equipment Rules 
(Helmets and Pads) All skaters must wear a helmet. Skaters under 14 years must wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads. Please bring your own safety equipment.
Trick Scooters
Effective Saturday, July 29, 2017, Trick scooters will be permitted at Stirling Skate Park.  Trick scooters are defined as any scooter that is one piece of solid metal and does not fold. Foldable scooters will not be permitted on the Park. *Please note, this is a trial period. 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.
For more information, list of classes and events, please call (727) 738-2920.

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