Reserve Meeting/Event Space

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has space available for individuals and organizations for meetings and events inside of Building A, the MLK Branch Library, and the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center.

Each building has its own reservation policy, so please call and speak to a representative for detailed instructions.

Meeting Space in Building A

Meeting space is available inside of Building A Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Reservations can be made one month in advance by completing one of the reservation forms below.

Reservations are subject to approval from the City of Dallas Risk Management department. Please note that room reservations are subject to change.

Download Forms

Please submit a copy of your driver’s license with the form to complete your request. Email forms to natashia.cooper@dallas.gov or larhonda.bacon@dallas.gov. You can also fax forms to 214-670-8501.

There are several options available to the public inside of Building A.

Front Lobby (Capacity 50)

Available Monday-Friday after 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays


Activity Room A- Conference Room (Capacity: Up to 20)


Activity Room B- Classroom (Capacity: Up to 20)


Activity Room C- Conference Room (Capacity: Up to 10)


Room 135 (Capacity: Up to 10) This room is only available after 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday).


Available Event Space Outdoors

Event space is available outdoors in the courtyard behind Building A, in the large parking lot off of Malcolm X, and in the parking lot located at Meyers St. & Pennsylvania Ave.

Mural & Stage Area 

Parking Lots

  • MLK Campus Large Parking Lot (Entrance on Malcolm X)
  • MLK Campus Small Parking Lot (Meyers St. @ Pennsylvania Ave.)

Security Officer Guidelines (Outdoors Events)

You must have a security guard on site during all events (not meetings).

  • For 1-49 people, 1-2 Officers are required.
  • For 50-99 people,  2-3 Officers are required.

Portable Restroom Requirements 

You are required to have at least one regular portable toilet and at least one ADA portable toilet depending on the number of attendees, depending on the number of attendees the number of toilets increases.

If attendance is <599:

  • 1-2 Hour Event= 2 Units needed
  • 2-4 Hour Event= 4 Units Needed
  • 4-6 Hour Event= 6 Units Needed

Available Space in the MLK Branch Library

Meeting space is available in the MLK Branch Library inside Classroom 1, Classroom 2, and the Lisa Kilolo Todd Auditorium. Classroom 1 and 2 can be combined for a bigger space.

Visit https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/reserve-room to reserve a room. The cost is $20.

For more information, please contact 214-670-0344.

Classroom 1 (Capacity 20)

Classroom 2 (Capacity 20)

Lisa Kilolo Todd Auditorium (Capacity 60)


Available Space in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center

Private event space is available in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center through Dallas Park and Recreation.

To reserve space in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center, please contact 214-670-8363.