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Park size: 41.4 acres

Playground: Accessible playground with equipment for older and younger children

Olcott Loop Trail: This .5-mile, accessible looping trail skirts the Olcott playing fields and crosses briefly through a small wooded area. One trailhead is located at the parking lot of Jackson Creek Middle School and the other trailhead is located at the Olcott Park parking lot.

Parking Areas: Large parking area, 20+ spaces including wheelchair accessible spaces

Play Fields: Olcott Park has two multi-purpose fields that can be used for a variety of activities including soccer and football. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 812.349.3774 or

Restrooms: Available seasonally in the restroom/concessions/storage building


Shelter house rentals may be made online or by visiting the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 401 N. Morton St., Suite 250 in City Hall, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shelters are available for rental April 1 through October 31. Reservations are available year round on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter reservations must be made either in person or online; we cannot reserve a shelter over the phone.

Shelter rental fees are per day, regardless of how long you actually use the shelter. Shelters are rented to only one party per day, and shelter rental times are from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Olcott Park - Howard Young Pavilion $72/weekdays, $87/weekends and holidays
This round pavilion is wheelchair accessible and has picnic tables, a group grill and electrical outlets. See a map of Olcott Park showing the location of the shelter. Maximum capacity 60 people.

Olcott Park was purchased from Southside Landholding Company in August 1998. Lloyd and Joan Olcott gifted to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department enough money to build a playground, park shelter (Young Pavilion) and limestone entrance wall with landscaping. The park was officially named Olcott Park in a ceremony on June 2, 2000.