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95.5 acres on S. Leonard Springs Rd.

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

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules

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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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