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Parks and Recreation Program and Event Changes

updated Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m.

Please continue to check back for an updated list of event and program cancellations.

The annual Children's Expo, postponed from last March to April 10, 2021, has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 24 at Switchyard Park.

The annual 50+ Expo, postponed from last May to November, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Switchyard Park.

The Frank Southern Ice Arena is closed for the season.

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is accepting day use passes and applications for memberships; court and turf rentals resume with no spectators. Visit the TLRC website for additional details.

Cascades Golf Course is open, with precautions in place. Tee times must be reserved in advance; to reserve a tee time, call (812) 349-3764 or reserve a tee time online

Playgrounds in City parks are open, with the exception of the playground at Olcott Park, which is closed until the rubber surfacing can be repaired; the playground at Reverend Ernest D. Butler Park, which has been removed in preparation for the installation of new play equipment in 2021; and the playground at The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park which has been removed to accommodate the City of Bloomington Utilities Hidden River Pathway Project.

Water fountains have been shut off in all city parks. Modern restrooms are closed for the season; some parks have Porta Johns available for use. See a list of parks, trails, and facilities, and their amenities, here.


Parks and Recreation Facility Closures

Endwright East Community Center in College Mall is CLOSED. Endwright East is scheduling and conducting virtual and outdoor programs. For more information, see the March newsletter or visit the Endwright East website:
Twin Lakes Recreation Center is accepting day use passes and applications for memberships; court and turf rentals resume with no spectators. Visit the TLRC website for additional details.
Allison-Jukebox Community Center is open for room rentals that adhere to maximum gathering sizes only, and for Kid City Break Days.
Banneker Community Center is not open for drop-in visits; however, you can reserve a time and space in the building for gatherings, preschool play, use of the gym, and more. Use our online form to reserve a room at Banneker on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Rose Hill Cemetery office is CLOSED.
Frank Southern Ice Arena is CLOSED.

Find more information about the Lower Cascades Park Road Conversion project

The Parks and Recreation Department provides essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well-being of the community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation is proud to be a CAPRA Accredited agency.

Upcoming Events

Winter Wander Challenge
Twin Lakes Recreation Center Open
Winter Wander Challenge
Twin Lakes Recreation Center Open

Twin Lakes Recreation Center


A sports, fitness and recreation facility operated by the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

Facility Rentals


Rent space in a Bloomington Parks and Recreation facility, or a picnic shelter, garden plot, or the Department's mobile stage. Learn more about hosting special events in a city park.

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