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Blooming Neighborhoods 2022 - Saturday, September 24th





Blooming Neighborhoods 2021: Harvesting Neighborhood Potential

Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Bloomington Community Farmers Market

City Hall

Blooming Neighborhoods 2021 invitation











ATTENTION NEIGHBORHOODS: You're invited to a celebration and resource fair! The HAND department will host this opportunity to network, share, and celebrate neighborhood accomplishments. Neighborhood representatives and members of community organizations will assemble on the terraces under the trees in front of City Hall for fellowship and fun. This year's theme is Harvesting Neighborhood Potential.

  • Learn what other groups have done to improve their neighborhoods, using funding from HAND grants.
  • Learn about resources, programs, and services available to neighborhoods through our community partners.


Each participating group will be furnished with a table and chairs, a neighborhood map, and a list of HAND grants received over the years. There will be giveaways and prizes too.


Please RSVP by September 20th to with your neighborhood name and the number of people attending, so that we have enough chairs for everyone.



Confirmed Attendees (updated 9/23/21):



Arden Place Neighborhood Association

Covenanter Neighborhood Association

Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association

Crestmont Community, BHA Residents Council

Eastern Heights Neighborhood Association

Elm Heights Neighborhood Association

Fritz Terrace Neighborhood Association

Matlock Heights Neighborhood Association & Historic District

McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association

Near West Side Neighborhood Association

Old Northeast Downtown Neighborhood Association

Park Ridge Neighborhood Association

Spicewood Neighborhood Association

Village of Ridgefield Homeowners Association




Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA)

IU Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs

IU Student Legal Services

Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

Monroe County Solid Waste Management District

Neighbors United

City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources

City of Bloomington Economic and Sustainable Development Department

City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND)

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) Stormwater Education

Bloomington Police Department Community Service Specialists









Celebrating Bloomington's Neighborhoods in 2020

Happy National Good Neighbor Day!

September 28, 2020


Blooming Neighborhoods Video

The Blooming Neighborhoods celebration has been an annual Bloomington tradition for over 20 years. This year we are unable to celebrate in person, so HAND has produced a video to commemorate Bloomington's neighborhood associations. Check it out!



Bloomington Neighborhood Association Logo Contest Winners




Covenanter and Fritz Terrace neighborhood associations each submitted a logo for the HAND Logo Contest. Since these were the only entries, it was decided that HAND would declare them co-winners. Their logos were beautiful, thoughtful, and dynamic, and each evokes the vibe of their respective neighborhoods. Below are their logos, along with their descriptions of how the logos represents them. 


Fritz Terrace logo
The tree represents that we are an older, already established neighborhood full of big, beautiful, mature trees and yards covered in green trees/bushes/flowers/gardens, etc.

The slogan and the child swinging represent that our neighborhood is affordable for families, particularly families looking to buy their first home.

The colored hands represent that our neighbors respect and encourage diversity, which is evident you when you drive around our neighborhood and see yard signs such as "No matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor" and "In this house we believe black lives matter, women's rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, kindness is everything." 
Covenanter logo
The Covenanter Neighborhood Association was designated an official entity in October 2018.  Like the neighborhood, the Association strives to build a community of people who will work in unison to create a welcoming, friendly, active lifestyle in, around and throughout the tree lined streets and 300 plus residences surrounding the Covenanter Drive corridor.


























Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association contributes to Blooming Neighborhoods

Linda and Paul Kern of Blue Ridge neighborhood have taken a deep dive into the history of their neighborhood, once known as Blue Ridge Estates. They kindly shared with HAND the first book in the mini-series they've compiled. You can read all about it here.