The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. (Eden Park) Community Center
4000 Gus Young Avenue
(225) 389-7804 Fax:(225) 389-7816
Mrs. Cheryl Ford, Director
The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Community Center Brochure
The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. (Eden Park) Community Center is a multi-purpose social service agency that first opened in 1978. Its mission is to empower and strengthen the community by providing comprehensive development through education, employment training, advocacy and other support services.
The Center is still on the move, providing opportunities for personal, academic, professional and spiritual growth for the citizens in the City of Baton Rouge. We are a thriving organization who cares and treats our community with
dignity and respect. With many, adjustments the center has changed from 1978 to 2003. The center presently offers a variety of services through various agencies.
To serve the public in multifaceted ways such as, after-school tutorials, summer day camps,
safety/self-defense classes, informational sessions, senior programs, social service programs and medical services.
To provide opportunities for personal, academic, professional and spiritual growth through an array of services.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is proud to serve its community and to be there whenever we can be of service. If the Center can be of service please do not hesitate to give us a call.
The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Community Center is available for events and functions. The facility is the perfect place to hold wedding
receptions, reunions, church functions, business meeting, trade shows, etc. There are two rooms available. The main room has a capacity of 120 maximum. The
smaller room has a capacity of 90. Both rooms provide access to a full kitchen. Tables and chairs are provided at no extra cost. Event rental prices are:
Large Banquet Hall, $275., 120 max capacity
Small Banquet Hall, $175., 90 max capacity
For rental inquiries email Cheryl Ford or Kathy Littles-Davenport or call 389-7804.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of services are provided by your facility?
The center offers an array of services for households. Services include medical facilities, senior citizens programs, public assistance, two community development corporations and a library.
What are the hours of operation?
The center is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What areas are services by your community center?
Zip codes 70802, 70805, 70806.
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