Martin Luther King Jr.

About Us

Established in 1978, the “King Center” is conveniently located near the Charleston Town Center Mall. This 21,000 square foot facility was brought into the City of Charleston around the same time as the Kanawha City Community Center. Patrons are welcome to use our Center’s amenities free of charge. The Majority of our spaces are first come, first served. If you have questions, please contact Center staff.

Indoor Amenities

  • Boxing Room complete with speedbags, heavy bags and a downsized boxing ring
  • Gynmasium with full size, indoor basketball court, which has been recently refurbished
  • Weight Room with free weights and machines
  • Cardio Room with treadmills, elliptical, and an exercise bike
  • Game Room with a pool table, air hockey table, and a foosball table

Outdoor Amenities

  • Softball field
  • Outdoor seasonal swimming pool
  • Outdoor play area/playground
  • “Outdoor classroom”-- Natural Playground that offers youth open spaces, climbing and crawling spaces, nature art areas, gardens and more
  • 4 Outdoor tennis courts and a tennis practice wall

Weekly Activities

    • Mondays @ 6pm - Close / Men’s Basketball Night
    • Third Monday of every month - Bingo @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Tuesday @ 12pm-2pm - Men’s Fitness & Fellowship Basketball
    • Senior Strength & Conditioning @ 12:30pm-2pm
    • Spring Biddy Basketball League Practice @ 6pm-8pm
    • Wednesday @ 6pm-Close: Teen Hoop Night
    • Thursday @ 12pm-2pm: Men’s Fitness & Fellowship Basketball
    • Spring Biddy Basketball League Practice @ 6pm-8pm
    • Friday @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm - Futsal
    • After School Program - Monday - Friday from 2 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Saturday @ 1pm-4pm
    • Saturday @ 10am-1pm - Spring Biddy Basketball League Games /March 7 - April 4
    • Saturday @ 11am-1pm - Painting Party / First Saturday of every month
    • Saturday - Youth Basketball Practice -Coaches must call to reserve court time
    • Future Events/Activities are listed down
    • Kid’s Night April 17th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Ages 5-12.
    • Teen Night May 15th 8:00pm – 11:00pm ages 13-18.
    • Free tutoring for Math, Science , ACT/SAT & Reading.
    • USA Boxing. Youth & Adults
    • Spring Biddy Basketball League. Youth ages 5-7 yrs

Get In Touch

314 Donnally St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
Program Coordinator:
Cookie Miller

T’Andre Boxley
Asst Program Coordinator:
Benita Calloway


Even the squirrels enjoy the natural playground- what will you find?
Check out the great artwork!
Playground/play area

Martin Luther King Jr. Gallery

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