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Located on W. Bloomfield Rd. (2nd Street) on the west side of town, Twin Lakes Sports Park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has been awarded the distinction of hosting national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for over a decade. Twin Lakes Sports Park is a beautiful site that looks even more impressive at night, when all four ball fields are lighted up and filled with players and their cheering sections.

For information about reserving Twin Lakes Sports Park for your next softball tournament, contact Hsiung Marler at (812) 349-3742.

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Softball Fields: Four fields

Walking Trail: 7/10 mile wood chip & natural surface

Parking Areas: Ample parking for over 300 vehicles

Playground Equipment: Located between ball fields under a protective canopy; accessible

Restrooms: Available during office hours and league play

Shelter: Twin Lakes Lodge is no longer available for rent. If you are looking for an indoor space for a gathering of family or friends, consider the Cascades Golf Course Clubhouse, located on Cascades Golf Course at 3550 N. Kinser Pike in Bloomington. For more information about the clubhouse, or to check availability, contact Cascades Golf Course at (812) 349-3764.

Twin Lakes Sports Park was not always Bloomington's premier softball tournament destination! A reservoir was built on the property in 1892, where the ballfields now sit. It was known as "Upper Twin Lake." Upper Twin Lake and Lower Twin Lake, built in 1905 just across Bloomfield Road, were temporary water supplies for the city.

Deed records show that 13 acres of property were purchased from Otis Huff and Myrtle Huff in 1922, but the park is not mentioned again in meetings of the Board of Park Commissioners until the early 1970s. The Rotary Club in 1972 took on the "Twin Lake Area" as a community project, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was asked to manage the lake by cleaning it up and restocking it for fishing. "Twin Lake" was renamed "Rotary Community Park" in 1973, but it is not known exactly what the Rotarians did in the park area surrounding the lake.

A letter to the Board of Park Commissioners dated March 16, 1979 stated the area known as "Rotary Park" had not been associated with the Rotary Club for some time, and the Rotary Club would no longer provide financial or physical support. Eventually, the lake was drained and development of the Twin Lakes Sports Park began in 1990.

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first Amateur Softball Association national softball tournament in 1993 when Twin Lakes Sports Park officially opened.

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