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Barb Dunbar, Operations Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, 812.349.3498 or

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

Bloomington, Ind. – The City of 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 whose water supply needs to be shut off before the first hard freeze, to prevent costly damage to pipes and other infrastructure,” 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.

2017 Parks and Recreation Winterization Schedule
Week of October 9

Crestmont Park
Highland Village Park
Schmalz Farm Park
Seminary Park

Week of October 16
Broadview Park
Butler Park
Park Ridge East Park
Peoples Park
Southeast Park
Miller-Showers Park
Skate Park at Upper Cascades

Week of October 23
B-Line Trail
Bloomington Rail Trail
Building Trades Park
Olcott Park
Winslow Sports Complex/Winslow Woods Park
RCA Community Park
Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Week of October 30
Bryan Park
Butler Park Community Gardens
Clear Creek Trail
Ferguson Dog Park
Jackson Creek Trail
Lower Cascades Park
Sherwood Oaks Park
Upper Cascades Park
Willie Streeter Community Gardens

For more information about the water shut-off schedule for city parks, contact Barb Dunbar, operations coordinator, at 812.349.3498.