Bloomington Parks & Recreation

  • 401 N. Morton Street
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-3700

Bloomington Parks and Recreation manages more than 2,275 acres of property including 34 parks, a golf course, ice arena, two pools, three community centers, a fitness and recreation center, three natural resource properties, 13 ball fields, 22 tennis courts, 24 basketball courts and approximately 30 miles of trails.

Movies in the Parks: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG) Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies in the park every month! Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your... Learn more

Trick or Treat Trail

  • October 7, 2023

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your childs favorite movie, storybook, and fairy-tale characters! Admission is $5/child. The trail and activities are geared toward children ages 1-10 yrs. One adult is admitted free with paid childs admission; admission for each additional... Learn more

Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours

Pre-registration is required for this program. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at Rose Hill Cemetery! The Monroe County History Center hosts guided walking tours with reenactors who share secrets that lie beneath the stones and some... Learn more

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. in Bloomington. Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Gates open at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying in the skies over the Monroe... Learn more

Festival of Ghost Stories

An ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and... Learn more

2024 Solar Eclipse Festival at Switchyard Park

Join others at Switchyard Park on Saturday, April 6 for karaoke, games, crafts, food trucks and more in anticipation of the Solar Eclipse. Wrap up the evening with us with an outdoor viewing of the movie "October Sky". Learn more

2024 Solar Eclipse Festival at Switchyard Park

Celebrate the Eclipse with a full day of activities, celebrations, crafts, games, live music, a beer garden, and more! Find something for everyone in your family to do in anticipation of the main solar event, where all of Switchyard Park will experience four minutes of darkness once the eclipse... Learn more

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Switchyard Park Event Supervisor

  • Always
  • Job Opportunities

Position Description Supervise programs, personnel, spectators and use of facility. Enforce departmental policies; prepare reports; do periodic trash pick up and restroom sanitation; request supplies and report maintenance problems to Switchyard Park General Manager;... Learn more