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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. Contact us at 812-349-3735 or


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


Program/Facility Coordinator: Kevin Terrell, 812-349-3735 or

Program Specialist: Erin Freese-Posthuma, 812-349-3783 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

The variety of spaces in the Banneker Community Center fit the needs of youth, families, and adults! Drop in during our open hours and check out the new twist on our historic building. We are available for public events and private rentals. Please call or email for details, pricing, and availability.

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

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

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

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

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

Located on Banneker's 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.


See photos of rooms available for rent.

Room Max. Capacity Rental during operational hours (per hour)
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rental during non-operational hours (per hour)
(after 5 p.m. weekdays & weekends) 
Gymnasium (First Floor) 276 $55 $55
Kitchen (Second Floor) 30 $45 $55
Family Resource Center (Third Floor) 106 $45 $45

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. 

Benjamin Banneker Urban Farm

The newly renamed Benjamin Banneker Urban Farm continues to transform and we look forward to involving our community in the process. Be on the lookout for ways you can grow with us.



Erin Freese-Posthuma

Program Specialist

Kevin Terrell

Program/Facility Coordinator