The Old Fourth Ward was created in the 1870s under the city ward system. Although city government moved from wards to districts in the 1950s, for residents the neighborhood name remains a source of pride. The Old Fourth Ward is famous as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King as well as the location of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Sweet Auburn District. Its historic role is now being honored with the creation of the city’s newest intown park, Historic Fourth Ward Park. Despite its rich history, it lacked green space and the development of the Historic Fourth Ward Park affirms the neighborhood’s values and gives it a sparkling new green space worthy of its bright future.