95.5 acres on S. Leonard Springs Rd.

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

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Hiking trailsLeonard Springs Nature Park

Leonard Springs Nature Park Tour

Explore the cave entrances, springs, and wetland area at Leonard Springs Nature Park. Walk the rugged one-mile loop trail and learn about the natural history of the area along the way. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Parking is limited, so please pre-register for this free program. For ages 8 yrs. and up.

W 6/10 · 6:30-8 p.m. · Register by 6/9 (Code 24013-A-A)
FREE


Restrooms

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

History
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.

Accessibility
Inaccessible

DIRECTIONS
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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