The Official Website of the Chicago Park District’s MLK Park & Family Entertainment Center

The Official Website of the Chicago Park District’s MLK Park & Family Entertainment Center


Skate, play, eat, and celebrate!

Our rink is the main attraction, but there’s so much more here! Check out everything we have here below.

The Rink

Over 10,000 square feet of smooth-rolling fun lined with plenty of seating, featuring state of the art lighting and all your favorite jams. Choose from classic roller skates or rollerblades and add on wrist guards for extra protection.

artistic picture of roller skates lined up

For our Young & Beginner Skaters

young boy wearing fisher price skates

Adjustable skates

Our littlest skaters will benefit from learning on adjustable skates so make sure to wear your favorite gym shoes. These skates allow children to move through three stages: Stage 1, allows children to walk in the skates to get a feel for them. For Stage 2, the wheels only move forward. And finally Stage 3 is freewheeling fun! Adults are welcome to walk with their children on the skate floor. We just please ask that you wear tennis shoes on our wood floor.

Skate Mates

Our Skate Mates allow children to become confident in roller skating. They help children balance and learn to skate independently and come in multiple sizes based on the height of the child.

The bowling Alley

MLK Skating and Bowling Center recently renovated the 12 lane bowling alley and added beautiful black light murals and flat screen TVs. We can accommodate 10 bowlers per lane at a time, making bowling fun for everyone!

The Roller Cafe

Fuel up between skates at our delicious in-house cafe serving all your favorites: pizza, soft drinks, soft pretzels, nachos, cotton candy, and more!

close up of a piece of pepperoni pizza, side of fries with ketchup and a soft drink

The Arcade

Take a break from the skating fun and play some games! Choose from win-on-the-spot prize games and arcade classics where you win tickets.

employee behind the counter at the prize shop

The Stuff Shop

Now that you have all those tickets from being awesome at our arcade games, pop by the Stuff Shop and pick out some cool goodies to take home. Buy some Glow-In-The-Dark products to make the Glow Skate experience even more fun!

smiling girl waiting her turn at the prize counter

Have Questions?

Get information on house rules, birthdays, general details, how it all works, and more.

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