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We cannot accept registrations for Parks and Recreation activities over the phone. To register for a class or program, please use one of the registration methods below, or contact the Parks and Recreation office at (812) 349-3700 for other options.

Inclusive Approach to Recreation

Bloomington Parks and Recreation is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities together. All our programs are inclusive to people with and without disabilities. Learn more about our inclusive recreation services.

Fee Waivers

Application for 2019 Pool Admission Fee Waiver

Any City of Bloomington, Indiana resident who feels that a fee for admission to Bryan Park Pool or Mills Pool would be discriminatory due to financial hardship may request a waiver of fees. Federal Office of Management and Budget's guidelines of 150% poverty level are used to determine eligibility. Immediate family members only may be included in the fee waiver application. Immediate family members include mother, father, or legal guardian and their children who are under the age of 17 yrs. and living in the same household.

Fee waiver application requirements:

  • A $5 application fee must accompany the application.
  • Proof of income is required for each adult income earner in your household.
  • Current statements for child support, Social Security, Supplemental Security income, and other assistance programs that show your benefit amount.
  • Notarized Citizen/Qualified Alien Status affidavit (these can be filled out and signed on-site at the Parks and Recreation Department office).
  • Proof of city residency (can be a current utility bill, a current housing lease or mortgage statement, or verification from a residential community such as the Bloomington Housing Authority)

Requests for fee waivers will be approved or denied, and the applicant notified in writing, within 14 days.

Applications can be obtained and submitted at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information about how to apply for a fee waiver, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 812.349.3700 or parks@bloomington.in.gov.

Scholarships

Because some residents are unable to participate in our programs due to economic hardship, the Bloomington Parks Foundation provides youth scholarships to offset certain fees and charges. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for which applying. Proof of income and Monroe County, Indiana residency is required. For more information about how to apply for a youth scholarship for Parks & Recreation Department programs, call 812-349-3700.

Space is limited - Register early!

Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. In some cases, if space is available and the registration deadline has passed, a late registration will be charged. Register online anytime or download and fill out the program registration form. You may also register in person at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 administrative fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the Department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes. Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Substitution Policy

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary.

Are you a City of Bloomington resident?

A resident is any person who resides within the City's corporate limits. Fees for some Parks and Recreation activities and programs may reflect in-city and non-city pricing. If you pay Bloomington property taxes, and if you have City of Bloomington trash pickup service, you are a City of Bloomington resident. If you are unsure whether or not you live within City limits, we can verify by checking your address. Even if your mailing address is "Bloomington" it does not necessarily mean you are a City resident. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 812-349-3700 if you have questions about your residency.

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a Department of the City of Bloomington under the administration of the Mayor of Bloomington. City of Bloomington residents, through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the park system. Non-resident fees are charged so non-resident participants can fairly contribute to the overall financing of the park system.