Bryan Park Tot Lot May 2010 Bryan Park Tot Lot playground, built in 2008.


Sunrise Yoga in Bryan Park

Start your day with yoga! This class is ideal for anyone new to yoga and interested in its benefits. This class helps individuals build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. Sunrise Yoga is moderately paced so participants learn the fundamental postures and principles that create a successful and effective yoga practice. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Class does not meet 6/23 and 6/25. For ages 13 yrs. and up.

Tu, Th 5/5-8/13 · 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Bryan Park

Buy a flex pass to attend 13, 6, or 1 class(es) of your choice!
13-class pass · $55 · Register by 6/26 (Code: 21001-A)

6-class pass · $30 · Register by 7/24 (Code: 21001-B)

1-class pass · $7 · Register by 8/10 (Code: 21001-A)

Bryan Park Itsy Bitsy Kids Triathlon

Itsy Bitsy Kids Triathlon logo Volunteer logo Saturday, July 11 · 9-10:30 a.m. Register by 6/26 (Code 21002-A) $15/child · For ages 5-10 yrs. w/parent. Bryan Park

Encourage children ages 5-10 yrs. to get active with this fun, non-competitive event! The triathlon includes a 50-meter swim in Bryan Park Pool, 1.5-mile cycle, and ½-mile run. Participants begin each event together so no one is left behind. Children must bring their own bikes and bike helmets for the cycle portion, and bathing suits and life jackets (life jackets are optional) for the swim portion. Refreshments and fruit are provided for triathletes during and after the event.

There is an information session for athletes and parents at 5:30 p.m. on June 17 at Bryan Park Pool.

Messy Mania

Messy Mania Volunteer logo Tuesday, July 14 · 9 a.m.-noon
Bryan Park - Henderson and North Shelters
Admission $5 per child.

Kids get crazy with their hands when we let them dig into all kinds of messy mediums, with no worries about creating chaos in the house. These hands-on activities will delight every youngster who loves to squish, splatter, and fling! Let us take care of the prep time and cleanup, while you and your child experience a morning of head-to-toe, ooey gooey good times! For ages 1-8 yrs. w/parent.

For more information contact Lynsie Haag at 812-349-3718 or via e-mail at haagl@bloomington.in.gov.

Compass Treasure Hunt

Learn the basics of navigating the land with a map and compass, then use your new orienteering skills to search Bryan Park for a hidden prize! Compasses are provided. For ages 8 yrs. and up. Instructor: Anna Rossler

Th 7/16 · 6:30-8 p.m. · Register by 7/10 (Code 24003-A)
$5/in-city, $6/non-city

Bryan Park - Woodlawn Shelter

Firefly Watch

Be part of important research that will help scientists gain a better understanding of our environment! Participate with us in gathering data for several national surveys. Stop by for one session or take part in each activity. No prior experience or science background is needed-just a willingness to learn and help gather crucial data. Information and instructions on how to conduct each survey and all survey materials are provided. Each survey takes less than 30 minutes, and naturalists will be available after the surveys if participants would like additional information.

Fireflies may be disappearing from the landscape. Surveys that count and identify firefly species are conducted to learn about the geographic distribution of fireflies, their activity during the summer, and the effects that human-made lights and pesticides have on them. Surveys take place the first Wednesday of the month.

FREE · For all ages. · Instructor: Anna Rossler

W 6/3 · 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

W 7/8 · 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

W 8/5 · 9-10 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

Project Budburst

Be part of important research that will help scientists gain a better understanding of our environment! Participate with us in gathering data for several national surveys. Stop by for one session or take part in each activity. No prior experience or science background is needed-just a willingness to learn and help gather crucial data. Information and instructions on how to conduct each survey and all survey materials are provided. Each survey takes less than 30 minutes, and naturalists will be available after the surveys if participants would like additional information.

Shifts in climate can affect the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants. These shifts have an impact not only on plant communities but also the animal species that depend on them. Observations of several focal species at different times of the year will help to track these plant phenophases.

FREE · For all ages. · Instructor: Anna Rossler

Th 6/11 · 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

F 7/10 · 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

Celebrate Urban Birds

Be part of important research that will help scientists gain a better understanding of our environment! Participate with us in gathering data for several national surveys. Stop by for one session or take part in each activity. No prior experience or science background is needed-just a willingness to learn and help gather crucial data. Information and instructions on how to conduct each survey and all survey materials are provided. Each survey takes less than 30 minutes, and naturalists will be available after the surveys if participants would like additional information.

Urban green spaces can provide important habitats for many species. Celebrate Urban Birds collects survey data on 16 focal bird species to understand how different environments influence the location of birds in urban areas. Participants will observe designated areas for these focal species.

FREE · For all ages. · Instructor: Anna Rossler

Th 6/11 · 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter

W 7/15 · 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter