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For Kids Guide

Kids with IU Women's Basketball Team Bloomington is a kid-friendly city. Kids can explore their athletic side with sports such as baseball, softball, hockey and soccer. We also have award-winning parks, swimming pools, ice skating rinks, bicycle routes and hiking trails.

Kids also can get creative, artistic and involved in Bloomington. They can enjoy art classes at the John Waldron Art Center, watch movies at theatres, compete in a web page design contest or volunteer at the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter. Whatever your interests, you'll find what you're looking for in Bloomington.

Parks and Recreation

Limestone Lagoon at Bryan Park Pool There’s always something to do in Bloomington. Our award-winning Parks & Recreation Department has created a plethora of programs for the budding athlete, artist and scholar. There are separate programs appropriate for preschoolers, pre-teens, teenagers and beyond.

Mayor's Biography for Kids

Bryan Park What is Mayor Kruzan’s favorite ice cream flavor? Does he have any pets? Why did he run for Mayor? The mayor’s biography answers all of these questions and more.

Animal Shelter and Fire Station Tours

Come take a tour of the animal shelter. You might find a new four-legged best friend to take home, or perhaps you will want to volunteer there.

Sign up for a tour of the fire station and see how firemen live, sleep and eat when they’re on call.

Volunteer Opportunities

Flower Girl Volunteering is an excellent way to truly learn about your community, and it gives you the opportunity to do something positive with your time.

Volunteering is rewarding for its own sake, but special scholarships are available for active volunteers. Also, volunteers who have big ideas, but are short on funds can seek grants to make their plans come into fruition.

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