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95.5 acres on S. Leonard Springs Rd.

Hours: Park is open from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily.

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Vault-type restroom facilities are open seasonally and are located at the end of Ridgetop Road, which travels through the park.

The property contains Leonard Spring and Shirley Spring, which issue from a number of outlets in two large spring alcoves. The City of Bloomington purchased the property between 1914 and 1917 in order to construct an impoundment which would store water for municipal use. By 1943, the City was receiving water from other sources. The lake was drained, and the property was not used. In 1998, Bloomington Parks and Recreation purchased the property from Bloomington Utilities Service Board. Leonard Springs Nature Preserve was dedicated on October 18, 1999.


From College Mall: Take Third Street west to College Avenue, go south to Second Street. Take Second Street west, it will become Bloomfield Road. Go west on Bloomfield Rd. across State Hwy. 37. Go south on Leonard Springs Rd. after the bend in the road, turn left to stay on Leonard Springs Rd. The entrance to the park is .2 miles south of this intersection.
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Yoga Hike

Combine the beauty of the great outdoors with invigorating yoga postures and you've got the perfect combination ... a Yoga Hike! Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes for a moderate hike around the scenic Leonard Springs trail. We will take breaks along the trail for yoga poses. All yoga postures will be completed standing. For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Sa 4/1 · 11 a.m.-noon
· Register by 3/29 (Code 71002-A)
Leonard Springs Nature Park

Night Hike

Explore the forest at night! We will go for a one-mile hike in the dark while we talk about all of the nocturnal animals that are found locally. Lanterns and flashlights will be available for use during the hike. Instructor: Blair Beavers

Sa 4/1 · 9-10 p.m.
$4/in-city, $5/non-city · Register by 4/3 Code 74007-A

Leonard Springs Nature Park