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Kid City Recess begins Aug. 17!

Weekday education, recreation and social program for e-Learners in grades K-7.

Free tickets for upcoming movies and concerts

Bloomington Parks and Recreation is following recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings by limiting the number of attendees, requiring physical distancing, and requiring the use of face masks while attending concerts and movies. In order to manage audience size, all moviegoers and concertgoers must have a ticket for admission.

Tickets are FREE, but everyone entering the movie or concert must have a ticket. Audience size is limited to 150 people. Each person attending the movie must reserve a ticket. Please fill out a form for each person who will attend. All attendees over 2 years of age must wear a face mask while in the movie viewing area. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between people is required. Hand sanitizer stations are available at the event. Please bring your own seating.

Tickets may also be ordered over the phone from the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department office at 812-349-3700.

If you order free tickets, PLEASE ATTEND THE SHOW! We have reached maximum capacity for tickets for the past few concerts and movies, but have seen only about half of the ticket holders at the park. Please cancel your tickets if your plans change.

Request tickets for the movie "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" for Saturday, Aug. 8 in Bryan Park.

Request tickets for Mark LaPointe/The Janiece Jaffe Trio for Sunday, Aug. 9 in Bryan Park.

Request tickets for the movie "The Princess Bride" for Friday, Aug. 21 in Bryan Park.

Request tickets for the movie "Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse" for Friday, Sept. 18 in Bryan Park.

    Parks and Recreation Program and Event Cancellations

    updated Friday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m.

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

    Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool will not open in 2020.

    Playgrounds in City parks are open.

    Public restrooms at the Sycamore Shelter in Lower Cascades Park, RCA Community Park, Bryan Park, Olcott Park, Bloomington Police Department Substation at Grimes Lane on the north end of Switchyard Park, and Winslow Sports Park are open.

    The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is open Saturdays for a combination of online and in-person shopping, and open Tuesdays for 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 8 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.

    Tuesday Market takes place every Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pavilion at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St.

    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


    August Cancellations

    • A Fair of the Arts, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, is CANCELLED.
    • Tomato Tasting, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, is CANCELLED.
    • 16MM Festival, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 at Bryan Park, is CANCELLED.


    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 as of Monday, June 1.
    Allison-Jukebox Community Center is open only for Kid City Recess.
    Banneker Community Center is CLOSED.
    Bryan Park Pool is CLOSED.
    Mills Pool 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
    Griffy Lake Boathouse Open
    3595 N Headley Rd, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA
    CLOSED Spray Pad at Community Foundation Switchyard Plaza
    1601 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA
    Sandlot Softball Pickup Game
    Twin Lakes Sports Park, 2350 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.

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