DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PARK

A community park offers space for children to play in the neighborhood, and for adults a place to gather, exercise and exchange stories and information.  King Park has been the cornerstone of the African-American community in Bay St Louis, and hosted years of block parties, family reunions, and basketball leagues.

Park improvements include a “front porch” with trellised seating in the shade of a live oak tree, new play equipment, seating, fencing, and benches.  Kaboom! rallied community residents to design the play areas and then construct the park in a single day: 14 June 2008.  The porch structure was fabricated onsite by volunteer teams of workers.  Children contributed by painting “community heroes” for a permanent display.

PROJECT DETAILS

Completed 2008

Program: Front Porch, playground, basketball courts, 2 accessible restrooms.

Cost: $180,000 (Pro Bono Project)

Project Team:

unabridged Architecture, Architect

Kaboom! Playground

Reed Construction, Contractor