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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.

Ages:
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)
  $140
  • 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.

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

Family Resource Center
August 5 - December 22: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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.

Activities

Staff

Cory Hawkins

Title
Program Specialist-Banneker
Email
hawkinco@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3783

Erik Pearson

Title
Program/Facility Coordinator
Email
pearsone@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3734