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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Park size: 41.4 acres

Playground: Accessible playground with equipment for older and younger children

Olcott Loop Trail: This .5-mile, accessible looping trail skirts the Olcott playing fields and crosses briefly through a small wooded area. One trailhead is located at the parking lot of Jackson Creek Middle School and the other trailhead is located at the Olcott Park parking lot.

Parking Areas: Large parking area, 20+ spaces including wheelchair accessible spaces

Play Fields: Reservable multi-purpose play field. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762.

Restrooms: Available seasonally in the restroom/concessions/storage building

Shelters: The Young Pavilion is located near the restroom building and playground. This round pavilion can accommodate up to 50-75 people. It is wheelchair accessible and comes equipped with picnic tables and a group grill, but has no lights or electricity. The Young Pavilion rents for $63/day on weekdays, and $78/day on weekends and holidays. Restrooms are located nearby. For reservation information or to check availability contact the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 or e-mail

Olcott Park was purchased from Southside Landholding Company in August 1998. Lloyd and Joan Olcott gifted to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department enough money to build a playground, park shelter (Young Pavilion) and limestone entrance wall with landscaping. The park was officially named Olcott Park in a ceremony on June 2, 2000.