Thomson Park Located at 1400 W. RCA Park Drive
Find RCA Community Park
48 acres.

View a printable map of RCA Park (PDF 340.33 KB), showing locations of shelters, playground and trails.

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Meet Aldona Reid, RCA Park Ambassador

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The Park Ambassador program was launched in 2011 to involve community members that will promote the appropriate use of Bloomington's city parks, and serve as liasions between the community and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Aldona is a regular user of RCA Park. She has observed recent improvements and increased visitation and would like to continue positive promotion of the park.

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

Baseball/Softball Fields: Two softball/baseball fields. Reservations are free. To reserve the fields, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 349-3700 or e-mail

Trails: Early History Trail (0.7 mi.) begins near the tennis courts and proceeds south into a wooded area. The trail extends around the maintained section of the community park, detailing the natural and cultural history of the area.

Thomson Woods Trail (0.74 mi.) Two intersecting loops make up this wooded trail. The trail starts from the Early History Trail and wanders through the forest and a clearing. The trail contains a few interpretive signs and ends at the Small Shelter.

Basketball Goals: two courts (lighted)

Parking Areas: Approximately 50 to 75 parking spaces within the park

Play Fields: Open green space

Shelters: The RCA Community Park Small Shelter and Large Shelter are both reservable. For reservation information or to check availability, contact the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 or e-mail

Thomson Park Small The RCA Community Park Small Shelter rents for $47/day on weekdays, and $50/day on weekends and holidays..

Thomson Park Large The RCA Community Park Large Shelter rents for $55/day on weekdays, and $65/day on weekends and holidays.

Tennis Courts: Four lighted courts

Hot air balloon in RCA Park A hot air balloon lands in the large play field at RCA Park in August 2013.

RCA Community Park began life as Thomson Community Park with the donation of 48.6 undeveloped acres on the city's southwest side, by Thomson Consumer Electronics, in October 1991. The company made the donation in recognition of the partnership forged betweenthe residents of the community and this major industry. In 1992, the Parks and Recreation Department received a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to partially develop the park. The tennis and basketball courts, picnic area, paved interpretive trail and playground were completed in 1994. In December 2009 the name of the park was changed to RCA Community Park at the request of a local resident.