Martin Luther King Community Center & Pool

All private, semi-private, and swim lessons have been cancelled for the summer. This situation is fluid, and we will be providing updates regarding the pools as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience!

Last updated: 6/1/20 at 10:48am

Location: 725 Monte Diablo Avenue
Phone: (650) 522-7470

About MLK Community Center


The Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Community Center is home to many youth activities including PAL, the San Mateo Police Activities League, drop-in basketball, several dance and fitness classes, and a summer-time pool. It is also where some of San Mateo’s favorite happenings take place.

ALSO SEE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Rentable Indoor Spaces


The following rooms are available for rental:
  • Assembly: 140 occupancy
  • Social A: 69 occupancy
  • Social B: 62 occupancy
  • Conference: 39 occupancy

About King Community Pool


The pool has 2 pools open from mid-June through mid-August. Facilities include:
  • Pool #1: 5 lane 25 yard pool 3’ to 9’ deep
  • Pool #2: 20’ by 16’ training pool from 0 to 3 ½’ deep
  • Heated locker rooms with showers and lockers
  • Plenty of deck space with tables and chairs, with a convenient children’s park located right outside the pool
For information about renting the swim facility, contact the Aquatics team at (650) 522-7460.

Pool Hours of Operation


  • 2020 Summer Season Starts: Saturday, June 13th
  • 2020 Summer Season Ends: Sunday, August 9th
  • HOURS:
    • Monday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Saturday/Sunday and Holidays 1:00pm - 5:00pm*
  • *POOL OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS:
    • Independence Day - Saturday July 4, 2020

Pool Rules & Regulations


  • Everyone entering the facility must pay the admission fee.
  • Bathing suits must be worn into the pool. Street clothes are not permitted. White t-shirts only. No colored t-shirts allowed.
  • Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+ ) in the water. One adult per child.
  • Flotation devices must be securely attached to the body and coast guard approved.
  • No inflatable devices permitted.
  • Children in diapers must wear a swim diaper in the pool. Swim diapers can be purchased at the pool.
  • Advanced reservations required for groups over 10 people.
  • All youth 17 and younger are required to take a swim test prior to entering the water during rec swim.