Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Location

353 Court St.

Located in the East End District of downtown Rochester and adjacent to the Strong Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (formally Manhattan Square Park) is a popular gathering place. After renovations were completed in 2008, the year-round park has been the busy home to a wide range of visitors from families from throughout the region to downtown workers on their lunch breaks.


Covid rules

Amenities

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lodge
Perfect for events and parties, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lodge offers a full kitchen and seating for 230 people. This beautiful new facility is available to rent for the day for $650. We are now accepting reservations. To make a reservation call the permit office at 428-6755 or  Click Here to Access the eReservation System to Reserve one of our facilities>>  

  

 
  

 

Take a Virtual Tour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lodge  

 

 

 

Rink has closed for the season effective March 14th,2021.  The rink will re-open in the Fall on Saturday November 20th,2021 for the 2021-2022 Outdoor Skating Season.

 Winter: The outdoor ice skating rink boasts a kidney-shaped surface that is 30 percent larger than the original rink. Patrons can enjoy an expanded warming shelter that features a heated floor and fireplace, new rental skates and a sound and lighting system. (See 2021-2022 skating season schedule and rates below) 

Summer: In the warmer months, the ice rink doubles as a reflecting pool equipped with three fountains. The colorful playground provides a water spray park to cool children off from the summer heat. Benches and picnic tables around the rink serve as picnic spots during the summer. The warming shelter is available for rental from April-October

 2020-'21 Rink Schedule: 

Click here to download the open skate schedule. 

Open Skate Monday - Friday

  • Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • 3:40-5:10 p.m. 
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • 7:20-8:50 p.m. 
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Open Skate Saturday

  • Noon-1:30 pm 
  • 1:50-3:20 p.m.
  • 3:40-5:10 p.m.
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. (rink rentals may preclude open skate in this time slot)
  • 7:20-8:50 p.m.

   Open Skate Sunday

  • Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • 1:50-3:20 p.m.
  • 3:40-5:10 p.m.
  • 5:30-7 p.m.

    Adult Skate (Age 18+)

  • Monday-Friday 1:50-3:20 p.m.(except during school recesses)


Skating Fees for the 2021-22 Season

Adults: $3

College Student w/ ID $3

Youth 17 and under: $2 

Families: $14  (up to 2 adults and 4 children) 

Value Pass: $20  
Season Pass: $60  
Skate Rental: $3 (skates and sizes are limited)
Skate Sharpening:  $5 
Ice Bike Rental: $10 per 45 minute session  

Special Events 

TBA

Parking for the MLK Ice Rink available at the Strong Museum garage

The Strong Museum parking garage is open to non-museum guest for $5 (future pricing may vary). Please note that the garage closes 1 hour after open skate ends (10 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday). Additionally, skaters who park in the garage after the museum has closed will need to call the museum security at 410-6300 to have them unlock the pedestrian door to enter the garage.

    

 Renting the Facility During Skating Season will not occur this season. 

   Enjoying the rink at Manhattan Square  
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Other skating venues

Indoor ice rink at Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex.

Park Rules & Regulations