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November 2019 News Releases


Mayor John Hamilton Invites Bloomington to City's Switchyard Park for Grand Opening This Weekend

An event that has been decades in the making, the grand opening of the city's new Switchyard Park takes place on November 16 and 17. Mayor John Hamilton invites the public to celebrate Switchyard Park with a series of events on Saturday evening and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Demolition of Fourth Street Garage Complete This Week; 17th Street to Reopen in Spring

Demolition of the Fourth Street Garage is scheduled for completion by the end of this week. Fourth Street remains closed to through traffic between South College Avenue and South Walnut Street during business hours today as a safety precaution.

Community Hunting Access Program Deer Hunts Scheduled at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve in November


Off-Duty Bloomington Firefighter Saves Neighbors from House Fire

An off-duty Bloomington firefighter is being credited with saving the lives of two neighbors in a structure fire that occurred just after midnight on Wednesday, November 6.

Bloomington’s Public Art Offerings Expand with Mural by Renowned Contemporary Artist Nina Chanel Abney at Graduate Bloomington

A one-of-a-kind mural drawing inspiration from popular culture and the Bloomington community’s love for basketball is currently being installed on the western facade of the Graduate Bloomington hotel at 210 East Kirkwood Avenue. 

City Issues RFI for Mixed-Use Development of 1.5-Acre Parcel Adjacent to Switchyard Park

The City of Bloomington today issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting experienced housing developers to indicate their interest in and qualifications for the development of affordable and workforce housing at a City-owned site adjacent to the soon-to-open, 65-acre Switchyard Park. 

Prescribed Burn to Improve Wildlife Habitat, Plant Diversity at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Prescribed burn will take place between Nov. 6, 2019 and June 1, 2020, depending on ideal weather conditions.

Banneker Campers Will Learn to Swim Through Parks’ State-Funded Program in 2020

Banneker Community Center received a $9,937 Youth and Adolescent Physical Activity Grant from the Indiana State Department of Health.