The lower portion of Cascades Park is located at 2851 N. Old State Road 37. Find Lower Cascades Park

Read the colorful history of Cascades Park, the City of Bloomington's first park.

Cascades Park Trail

Lower Cascades Park Tile Mural

"Hidden Jewel" sculpture at Lower Cascades Park

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules

Report a problem in Lower Cascades Park

Meet Jim Koryta Lower Cascades Park Ambassador

Jim Koryta Jim KorytaThe 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.

James and his wife enjoy visiting state, county, and city parks. Recently retired, he thought this was a rewarding way to give back to a system that has provided so much enjoyment over the years.


Cascades Playground The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department transformed Cascades Park into a destination attraction in May 2006. Following several months of renovation and construction, the City's largest and most accessible playground officially opened to the public on May 16, 2006.

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

Accessibility
Playground is accessible. Accessible port a john facility in north parking lot at playground; permanent, accessible restroom at the south end of the playground. Designated accessible parking spaces in parking lots next to Sycamore Shelter and playground.

Facilities

Softball Fields: Two, located at 3601 N. Old State Road 37 north of the new playground. For more information about the ballfields at Lower Cascades Park, contact Tim Fulton at 349-3742.

Playgrounds: One across Old State Road 37 from the Sycamore Shelter; swings next to Sycamore Shelter

Parking Areas: Located at Sycamore Shelter, playground, Waterfall Shelter and ballfields.

Restrooms: Restrooms (open seasonally) are located across the road at the playground or in the Sycamore Shelter. A Port-a-John is located on the north side of the playground.

Shelters: Two reservable. For reservation information or to check availability, contact the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 or e-mail parks@bloomington.in.gov.

Cascades Park Sycamore Shelter Cascades Park Waterfall Shelter

Also: Waterfalls, a stream, "Hidden Jewel" public art project (2006), and historic limestone picnic benches. Local artists Danielle Urschel and Paul Patch designed and installed a mosaic tile mural as part of the Lower Cascades Park playground project in 2006. The mosaic includes a quote from George Bernard Shaw: "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

Directions
Take the 45/46 Bypass north to N. Walnut and turn left (south). Turn right (west) at the first intersection, N. Old State Road 37. Cascades Park is located about 1/2 mile north on Old State Road 37.