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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Mayor John Hamilton

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 812.349.3700 or email

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.