We cannot accept registrations for Parks and Recreation activities over the phone. To register for a class or program, please use one of the registration methods below, or contact the Parks and Recreation office at (812) 349-3700 for other options.

Inclusive Approach to Recreation

Bloomington Parks and Recreation is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities together. All our programs are inclusive to people with and without disabilities. See our Inclusive Recreation Web page for more information about our inclusive recreation services.

Fee Waivers

Parks and Recreation offers fee waivers for use of Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool. Applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall - Showers Building, or any parks facility, and may be submitted to any Bloomington Parks and Recreation facility or employee. Proof of income, city residency, and a notarized affidavit of citizenship eligibility are required along with a nonrefundable $5 fee. Approval of fee waiver requests is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines as received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Scholarships

Because some residents are unable to participate in our programs due to economic hardship, the Bloomington Parks Foundation provides youth scholarships to offset certain fees and charges. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall - Showers Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at any department facility, or from our Web site.. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for which applying. Proof of income is required.

Space is limited - Register early!

Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. In some cases, if space is available and the registration deadline has passed, a late registration will be charged. Register online any time, or download and fill out the program registration form. (PDF 105.26 KB). You may also register in person at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall - Showers Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nothing cancels a good course quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If there are not enough registrations by the registration deadline, the course may be cancelled. Coming in on the day the course begins won't resurrect it! A class may also reach its maximum capacity before the registration deadline, so register early.

If your desired class is filled, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 administrative fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the Department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes. Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Substitution Policy

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary.

Are you a City of Bloomington resident?

A resident is any person who resides within the City's corporate limits. Fees for some Parks and Recreation activities and programs may reflect in-city and non-city pricing. If you pay Bloomington property taxes, and if you have City of Bloomington trash pickup service, you are a City of Bloomington resident. If you are unsure whether or not you live within City limits, we can verify by checking your address. Even if your mailing address is "Bloomington" it does not necessarily mean you are a City resident. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at (812) 349-3700 if you have questions about your residency.

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a Department of the City of Bloomington under the administration of the Mayor of Bloomington. City of Bloomington residents, through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the park system. Non-resident fees are charged so non-resident participants can fairly contribute to overall financing of the park system.