Parks With a Heart
Sharing the heart of Christ with urban communities by providing safe parks with a full-time ministry presence.
Our staff and board members have agreed to be a part of our fundraising effort and created a matching challenge. We went to lead by example because we know how important the work at Martin Park is to the communities we serve. Will you prayfully consider helping us reach our goal as we get closer to end-of-year? Any dollar amount makes a difference. Your dollar will be matched dollar for dollar up to $9,100.00. Thank you and God bless
Not Just A Park
We’ve seen individuals and whole neighborhoods transformed by creating another playground in an urban community. Rather, we invest in being a constant, active presence in their daily lives to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our neighbors.
Our Parks create a safe attractive environment that invites our neighbors. Our staff and volunteers provide programs and resources that make a lasting impact. The Gospel of Christ is what fuels all we do.
Our vision is to be a constant presence in overlooked neighborhoods by providing safe parks where the community is engaged and the church is present.
Not Just A Park
Why We're Here
It’s no secret – urban communities are often a battleground of poverty, crime, and disparities that prevent our neighbors from excelling in life. Many in this situation feel hopeless or stuck. Martin Park exists to break these destructive cycles and build the best parks in undeserved communities so they can experience:
Safety & Security
Neighborhoods we serve typically experience an overall crime rate that is 155% higher than the national average.
Martin Park works to address this problem by having: Daily On-Site Presence
Weekly Youth Nights
Monthly Community Events
Nearly two-thirds of the 3rd Graders in our neighborhoods can’t read at grade level, and only 10% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. To address these disparities, Martin Park has implemented:
Homework Club / Tutoring
Arts & Crafts
Living in a neighborhood with high crime rates, poverty, unemployment, and community health issues can create a rift in the family. Martin Park aims to give families tools and resources like:
Weekly Food Ministry
Health & Nutrition Classes
As the neighborhoods we serve have higher crime rates and less access to supportive resources, Martin Park’s starting point is providing spiritual growth and the teachings of Christ, one person at a time.
That’s why we offer:
Weekly Bible Studies
Monthly Men's Breakfast