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The Banneker Community Center is rich in history and has been part of the Bloomington community for more than a century. Banneker is a three-floor facility that offers a variety of activities and services to the community.


Program/Facility Coordinator: Cassia LeBron-Williams, 812-349-3735 or

Specialist: Jaylynn Burney, 812-349-3735 or

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.

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.


Our Mission

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.

Reserve Space at Banneker for Family Fun

Recent enhancements to the Banneker Community Center make each space multi-purpose! Improvements include a projector and speakers in the gym, all-new furniture, a commercial kitchen, and more. Schedule a visit and check out this new twist on our historic building.

Gymnasium - 74' x 59' (10,729 sq. ft.)

Rental of the gymnasium can include tables, chairs, and sports equipment.

Kitchen/Library - kitchen  22' x 31' (682 sq. ft.)

Includes a full kitchen with large island, television, blackboard, tables, and chairs.

Family Resource Center - 54' x 36.5' (4,366 sq. ft.)

A beautiful carpeted area with preschool toys, child-sized tables and chairs, and windows all around.
The third floor of the Banneker Community Center is a place where families, especially those new to the community, can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space. We are well-supplied with a variety of manipulative and educational toys. 

The Family Resource Center hosts play time for toddlers by reservation only, Monday through Friday. To reserve a play time, call the Banneker Community Center at (812) 349-3735.

See photos of rooms available for rent.

Room Max. Capacity Weekday Rental Rate (per hour) Weekend Rental Rate (per hour)
Gymnasium 276 $40 $50
Kitchen/Library 30 $40 $50
Family Resource Center 106 $40 $50

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

Evans-Porter Memorial Library

The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. 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.

The West Side Collective: Banneker's Community Podcast

Listen and get connected to the Banneker family through engaging interviews, commentary, and the latest and greatest from 930 W. Seventh Street! Available everywhere your favorite podcasts are found. For the latest episodes and behind-the-scenes content, follow Banneker on social media.



Jaylynn Burney

Staff Assistant