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



353 Court Street, Rochester, NY 14607


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. 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.


 Rink is now closed for the 2023-2024 season 

 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. For more rink information call 585-428-7541.

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.

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.

 Park Rules & Regulations >>