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Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade


Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade is a linear park that stretches from Market Street to PETCO Park and connects Children's Museum Park, Children's Park, and Gaslamp Square. The tree-lined promenade features a hedge maze at beginning of the promenade on Market Street, leading to an abstract sculpture in the center, entitled Shedding the Cloak, by Jerry Dumalo, Mary Lynn Dominguez, and Tama Dumalo, as well as a fountain and water feature. Another sculpture, Dreams, is planned for the maze. The Promenade also includes other public art that pays tribute to Dr. King's memory and his dream, including a Dream, by Roberto Salas, which depicts five hands comprised of bronze and steel, plaques with Dr. King's words embedded in the ground, and the Breaking the Chains sculpture, by Melvin Edwards. The promenade is a favorite for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists, and is the site of annual multi-cultural festival held on Martin Luther King Day, which features, music, food, exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.


Location: Market Street to PETCO Park, paralleling Harbor Drive.
Neighborhood: Spans Marina, Horton/Gaslamp, and Convention Center
Hours: 24 hours, daily
Amenities: Water feature, public art
Jurisdiction: Varies (includes Home Owner Associations and businesses)
Maintenance Responsibility: Varies

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