Name: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Address: Montgomery St & Henry Street
Neighborhood: Lower East Side, Manhattan
Year Founded: 6/1/1993
Martin Luther King Jr. Park (adjacent to Henry Street Settlement) was originally built as a "vest pocket park" during Mayor Lindsay's administration. In 1993 GrowNYC collaborated with Henry St. Settlement to renovate the triangle shaped park. The park has two main areas. The first is sunny & open. There is a small lawn surrounded by roses. In between the two sections is a 12 foot diameter gazebo. Along the path leading to the second area are wheelchair accessible planters. The second area is shady. There is a slate, patio with picnic tables and another lawn surrounded by ornamental shrubs & flowers.