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


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.


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>>  




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 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. 

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

 Tentative 2022-'23 Rink Schedule:   (Rink Opens Nov 26th, 2022 Weather Permitting)


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: $5

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 


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.      

Enjoying the rink at Manhattan Square To rent the facility, contact Michael Corey at 428-7564.

Park Rules & Regulations