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Barb Dunbar
Operations Coordinator
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

City Shutting Off Water Service in Parks to Prepare for Winter Temperatures

Bloomington, Ind. – The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for cold weather by shutting off water service to drinking fountains, restrooms, and irrigation systems in its facilities over the next few weeks.

“There are more than 30 sites in the parks system where the water supply needs to be shut off before the first hard freeze, to prevent costly damage to pipes and fixtures,” said Barb Dunbar, operations coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department. “Our goal is to systematically shut the water service down with as little inconvenience to the public as possible.”

The most heavily visited parks, including Bryan Park, Ferguson Dog Park, and Lower Cascades Park, will be among the last facilities to undergo the winterization process. Each park’s water services will be shut off according to the following schedule:

Week of October 15

  • Broadview Park
  • Crestmont Park
  • Highland Village Park
  • Park Ridge East Park
  • Park Ridge Park
  • Schmalz Farm Park
  • Seminary Park

Week of October 22

  • Bloomington Rail Trail trailhead
  • Building Trades Park
  • Peoples Park
  • Southeast Park
  • Miller-Showers Park
  • The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
  • Skate Park at Upper Cascades

Week of October 29

  • B-Line Trail
  • Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park
  • Clear Creek Trail
  • Olcott Park
  • Sherwood Oaks Park
  • Winslow Sports Complex

Weeks of November 5 & 12

  • Bryan Park
  • Ferguson Dog Park
  • Jackson Creek Trail
  • Lower Cascades Park
  • Upper Cascades Park
  • RCA Community Park
  • Sherwood Oaks Park
  • Upper Cascades Park
  • Winslow Woods Park