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

Play Day

Playful City USA logo Volunteer logo Friday, September 4
6-8 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · For all ages.

Come out and PLAY! Bloomington has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, and we intend to celebrate! We'll have games and playful activities for kids of all ages. The evening ends with the showing of the family-friendly movie "Hairspray" outside on the big screen!

Family Field Day and Picnic

Playful City USA logo Volunteer logo Sunday, September 20
Noon-2 p.m. in Bryan Park-Henderson Shelter
FREE · For all ages.

Relax and enjoy fun, quality family time on a Sunday afternoon! Bring your family and a picnic lunch to Bryan Park, and we will host a variety of sports and games everyone can play.

Activities include:

Growing Trees From Seed

Trees are all around us and many of us have even planted trees, but have you ever grown your own tree from a seed you found? From collection to proper planting techniques, learn the steps it takes to successfully grow trees from seed. We will have a brief tree identification walk to introduce collecting techniques, and send each participant home with at least 10 different seeds to plant for next spring! For all ages.

Sa 9/26 · 1-2 p.m. · Register by 9/21 (Code 34004-A)
$4/in-city, $5/non-city

Bryan Park - behind Woodlawn Shelter

Festival of Ghost Stories

Volunteer logo Friday, October 30
7-8:30 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.

Rain location: Monroe County Public Library. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.

An ink-black night with leering jack-o'-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 33 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark. A community event presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.