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Page last updated on May 12, 2023 at 4:58 pm

Ferguson Dog Park is CLOSED every Tuesday from 6 a.m. until noon for routine maintenance.

Ferguson Dog Park, a total of 18.7 acres in size, is located at 4300 N. Stone Mill Road near the intersection of Old State Road 37 and Stone Mill Road. The park is accessible from Lower Cascades Park via the Cascades Park Trail. The Ferguson Dog Park is approximately one mile from the Sycamore Shelter at Lower Cascades Park. 

The Ferguson Dog Park includes two fenced areas, one for use by large dogs and one for small dogs. A drinking fountain with dog drinking bowl and dog wash stations are open seasonally; water service is typically turned off during the cooler months. Picnic tables and a shade structure are located in the large dog area.

A Porta John is available at the Ferguson Dog Park parking lot. Dog waste bags are provided at various locations around the park. Be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet.

For more information about the Ferguson Dog Park, contact the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at 812.349.3700 or e-mail

If you need to report a dog fight or bite, contact the City of Bloomington Animal Control at 812.349.3492 or report an issue online.

IU Health Stream Mitigation at Ferguson Dog Park

To fulfill the stream mitigation requirements made necessary by impacts to streams at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Regional Academic Health Center site in Bloomington, IU Health proposed to enhance the existing swale located on the southern perimeter of the Ferguson Dog Park. This project created and enhanced 1.5 acres of riparian corridor north of the swale, and .75 acres of forested riparian corridor south of the swale.

The project was completed in October 2018. In all, contractors planted 498 native trees, 204 native shrubs, and native flowers and grasses. The project also included the removal of a number of noxious or invasive plant species.

IU Health is responsible for successful establishment and operation of the mitigation site, and has assumed all financial responsibility for the successful installation and maintenance of the mitigation site for five consecutive years, until 2023 or until regulatory signoff is granted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.