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Upper Cascades Park was purchased in 1929 along with portions of the property that became Cascades Golf Course. The accessible Lion's Den picnic shelter and a playground are located on the north side of Clubhouse Drive, across from the Cascades Golf Course Clubhouse. The picnic shelter and playground encompass about one acre.

A porta john is located at the Lion's Den shelter. Restroom facilities are also available at the Cascades Golf Course Clubhouse, during hours when the course is open for play. 

Golf27-hole Cascades Golf Course


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.

Cascades Park (Upper) - Lion's Den $72/weekdays, $87/weekends and holidays
This accessible shelter can accommodate a maximum of 99 people. An accessible playground is nearby, and there are adult and children's picnic tables, electrical outlets, two grills, and a drinking fountain (seasonal) located at the shelter. Restrooms available in golf clubhouse during business hours, or Port-a-Johns located at shelter site.