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Page last updated on August 22, 2023 at 12:50 pm

Adopt-a Programs

Bloomington Parks and Recreation is no longer accepting applications for the Adopt-a programs for current adoption period. 
For more information about any of the Adopt-a programs, contact Emily Buuck at 812-349-3739 or


Rules for the Use of Parks & Recreation Trails

  • Trails are open for use from 5 a.m. through 11 p.m.
  • Bicycles and similar vehicles equipped with electric motors are permitted on trails when operated with a maximum speed of 20 mph. With the exception of mobility aids, all other motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Wear proper safety attire. Use of helmets by bycicle riders and skaters is strongly recommended.
  • Obey all traffic laws and posted signs.
  • When stopping, move off the pavement so that other trail users may pass safely.
  • Alcoholic beverages, fireworks and explosives of any kind and sales, solicitation and advertising are prohibited.
  • Please respect private property.
  • Do not trample, pick or disturb native plants and wildflowers along the trail.
  • Keep right except to pass. Announce passing to other trail users. Exercise caution and reduce speed when passing or around groups or congested areas.
  • Please do not litter.
  • Do not leave valuables in vehicle. Lock your vehicle.
  • Report maintenance and repair needs to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at 812-349-3700, or click here to use our online uReport system.

Fitness Trails (paved or gravel surface)

Multi-Use Trails (paved trails intended for bicycle and pedestrian use)

Hiking Trails (natural surface)