The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens was one of the first public parks dedicated solely to the memory of Dr. King and the civil rights movement.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens

Raleigh, NC

Honoring a National Legacy

Originally completed in 1990, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens was one of the first public parks in America dedicated solely to the memory of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. In 2015, detailed designs and funding for phase 2 were approved by the City of Raleigh and construction began shortly after. We provided construction administration and closeout services. The upgrades to the park include the addition of extra acreage, a comfort station, pavilion, redesigned parking, and an enlarged pedestrian plaza. A future interactive screen wall and civil rights path remain to be implemented.

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Location

Raleigh, NC

Completion Date

2016

Owner

City of Raleigh

Client

City of Raleigh: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Awards

Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance 1991

Size

2.4 acres

Cost

$1 million
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