M.L. King Middle Natatorium Remains Closed for Maintenance During Spring and Summer Months

Official Release | 5/1/2014, 4:36 p.m.

ATLANTA - After closing the pool at M.L. King Middle School Natatorium for structural maintenance in February 2014, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has decided to close the pool for the remaining spring and summer months.

The natatorium, which is inside of M.L. King Middle School and located at 582 Connally St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, was scheduled to reopen on April 14, 2014. After closing the pool and beginning repairs including repainting the entire pool and refilling it, it was discovered that additional repairs were needed. While the Department is working diligently to make the repairs and ensure that the integrity of the pool is not compromised, the safety and security of all pool patrons remains the City of Atlanta’s top priority.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes to residents and visitors for the inconvenience; however, residents and visitors are encouraged to use the City’s three other natatoriums, where we have increased programming: Adamsville, Rosel Fann and Washington Park. DPR has extended the membership for the registered MLK Natatorium pool patrons by three months. To compensate for the ongoing maintenance, we have also extended the operating hours at Grant Park’s outdoor pool, which is less than a half mile away and opens May 24th, to accommodate the patrons who used the M.L. King Middle Natatorium in the morning. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Grant Park Pool will open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. strictly for adults (17-54 years old) and seniors (55 years and older).

For questions, concerns or additional information, contact Recreation Program Supervisor Rodney Evans at (404) 546-8767.

Other City of Atlanta Natatoriums:


3201 M.L. King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311


Rosel Fann

365 Cleveland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354


Washington Park

102 Ollie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314