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Softball Leagues and COVID-19

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has put safety measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot guarantee you or members of your family will not contract an illness. By participating in or attending an event or program at Twin Lakes Sports Park, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection, and resulting illness or death.

Please do your part!

  • If you are sick, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.
  • The use of face masks is strongly recommended.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often; cough or sneeze into your elbow; avoid touching your face.


Bloomington Parks and Recreation Fall Adult Softball League safety measures include:

  • Catchers are to be 6 feet behind home plate
  • Umpires are to be 6 feet behind catcher or as far back as possible
  • No bleacher seating- fans are to bring their own chairs
  • Maximum 5 players in a dugout at any time; other players remain outside dugout along fence
  • No concessions during league
  • Umpires - face masks provided (optional)
  • Site Supervisors - use of face masks required
  • Hand sanitizer available at Site Supervisor station
  • Dugouts to be cleaned/sanitized daily


Twin Lakes Sports Park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has hosted national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for the past 15 years. Twin Lakes Sports Park is a beautiful site that looks even more impressive at night, when all four ball fields are lighted up and filled with players and their cheering sections.

For information about reserving Twin Lakes Sports Park (4, 300' fenced fields with lights) for your next softball tournament, contact Scott Pedersen at 812-349-3774.

Amenities: Four softball fields (lighted, 300' fences), playground between fields 3 and 4, open when fields are in play; picnic tables, drinking fountains, restrooms (open seasonally).

Trail: Loop trail (7/10 mile wood chip/natural surface, and paved) circles the park

Parking Areas: Parking for 300 vehicles

Accessibility: Designated parking spaces

Twin Lakes Sports Park was not always Bloomington's premier softball tournament destination! A reservoir was built on the property in 1892, where the ballfields now sit. It was known as "Upper Twin Lake." Upper Twin Lake and Lower Twin Lake, built in 1905 just across Bloomfield Road, were temporary water supplies for the city.

Deed records show that 13 acres of property were purchased from Otis Huff and Myrtle Huff in 1922, but the park is not mentioned again in meetings of the Board of Park Commissioners until the early 1970s. The Rotary Club in 1972 took on the "Twin Lake Area" as a community project, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was asked to manage the lake by cleaning it up and restocking it for fishing. "Twin Lake" was renamed "Rotary Community Park" in 1973, but it is not known exactly what the Rotarians did in the park area surrounding the lake.

A letter to the Board of Park Commissioners dated March 16, 1979 stated the area known as "Rotary Park" had not been associated with the Rotary Club for some time, and the Rotary Club would no longer provide financial or physical support. Eventually, the lake was drained and development of the Twin Lakes Sports Park began in 1990.

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first Amateur Softball Association national softball tournament in 1993 when Twin Lakes Sports Park officially opened.


Hsiung Marler

Switchyard Park General Manager

Scott Pedersen

Sports/Facility Coordinator