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The City of Bloomington is following public health advice to take precautionary measures to limit the local impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). To protect public health and safety, Bloomington Parks and Recreation is implementing social distancing by temporarily closing the Banneker Community Center until further notice. All programs scheduled to take place at Banneker during that time are CANCELLED, including:

  • Toy Time
  • Baby Time
  • Preschool Story Hour
  • Physical Fridays
  • FX Church services
  • All facility rentals

The Banneker Community Center is a Bloomington Parks and Recreation facility that is dedicated to inspiring youth to maximize their potential through safe and effective programming, and to provide programs and activities that connect the Bloomington community.

All ages are welcome. Children under age 10 yrs. must be accompanied when in the facility by a responsible caregiver age 18 yrs. and up.

Facility Info and Rentals
The Banneker Community Center has a gymnasium, kitchen, and open floor plan space available for rent on weekdays, Saturdays, and evenings. Evening rentals end at 9 p.m. unless other specific arrangements have been made. No Sunday rentals. Food and drink may be brought in; no alcoholic beverages. Banneker Community Center also has free public wi-fi.

See photos of rooms available for rent.

Room Max. Capacity Rental Rate (per hour)
Gymnasium 276 $55
Kitchen 30 $40
Third Floor 106 $45
Entire building
(gym, kitchen, Third Floor)
  • Gymnasium: 74' x 59' (10,729 sq. ft.)
    Ideal for active groups or large gatherings. Basic sports equipment scoreboard, tables, chairs and audio-visual equipment are available.

  • Kitchen: 22' x 31' (682 sq. ft.)
    A cozier space, good for smaller meetings or dinners. Basic kitchen eqiupment, refrigerator space, tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment are available.

  • Third Floor: 54' x 36.5' (4,366 sq. ft.)
    Ideal for children's parties, this large space is set up for preschool play. Other uses are possible with advanced notice. Toys, audio-visual equipment, and additional tables and chairs are available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 812-349-3735.

Bus Line
Bloomington Transit #3 drops at Fifth and Elm Streets. Banneker is located at the corner of Seventh and Elm.

Designated parking space on west side of building, ramp and elevator on ground floor, gym entrance is accessible.

Family Resource Center
Closed until further notice

Located on the third floor, this is a place where families can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.

Evans-Porter Memorial Library
Closed until further notice.

The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. Newly updated and growing, the library offers fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens, and children. Recent encyclopedias and other reference materials are available to help with homework. A focus on African-American history and culture reflects the library's location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.



Cory Hawkins

Program Specialist-Banneker

Erik Pearson

Program/Facility Coordinator