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Parks and Recreation Program and Event Changes

updated Monday, Oct. 26, at 12:30 p.m.

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

Playgrounds in City parks are open.

See the water shutoff timeline for the open status of restrooms in your favorite city park.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is open Saturdays for a combination of online and in-person shopping. The online store opens for orders at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and shoppers may pick up their orders on Saturday at a no-contact, walk-through Market at 401 N. Morton St. in Bloomington. Walk-up shoppers will be also be permitted to shop from Market vendors and buy products on site on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All Market vendors will continue to wear masks and gloves, will remain physically distant from customers, and must keep items for sale out of reach of customers. Visit the Farmers' Market online store to place an order in advance.

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

October Program Changes

  • Festival of Ghost Stories is Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Bryan Park. A free ticket is required for admission, and this event is sold out. To view the Festival of Ghost Stories online, visit the City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation Facebook page for a video of the storytelling event.


November Program Changes

  • Veterans Day 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, will take place virtually. Find more information and register here.
  • Children's Expo, scheduled for November 8 is CANCELLED. The 2021 Children's Expo is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Switchyard Park from 1-4 p.m.
  • Holiday Marketscheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 will take place during abbreviated hours of 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Showers Common, 401 N. Morton St. and will take place entirely outside.

Parks and Recreation Facility Closures

Endwright East Community Center in College Mall is CLOSED. Endwright East is scheduling and conducting programming via Zoom for members, including offering free balance class videos through their website at
Twin Lakes Recreation Center is OPEN.
Allison-Jukebox Community Center is open only for Kid City Break Days
Banneker Community Center is CLOSED.
Rose Hill Cemetery office 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.

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Upcoming Events

Twin Lakes Recreation Center OPEN
City of Bloomington Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W Bloomfield Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA
Public Skating at Frank Southern Ice Arena
Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S Henderson St, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA
Board of Park Commissioners
Bloomington City Hall, 401 N Morton St, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA
Twin Lakes Recreation Center OPEN
City of Bloomington Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W Bloomfield Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA

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.

Activities & Programs

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