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Bloomington Parks and Recreation

  • 401 N. Morton Street
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (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.

Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours

What legends lie hidden in Rose Hill Cemetery? Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington's first cemeteries. The Monroe County History Center hosts guided walking tours with reenactors who share secrets that lie beneath the stones—and some haunted history, too!... Learn more

Trick or Treat Trail

  • October 16, 2021
  • (812) 349-3738

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your childs favorite movie, storybook, and fairy-tale characters! Participate in games and strike a pose at a photo booth while you wait to go on the trail. Sample hocus-pocus healthy snacks and join in the active, jumping jack-o-lantern... Learn more

Skate and Scare

Have a scary good time at the Frank Southern Ice Arena! Skate through our haunted house on ice to the sounds of spooky tunes. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $6 per person plus $3 for skate rental. 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

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Gates open at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance. Get a... Learn more

City of Bloomington Halloween Trick or Treat

  • October 31, 2021

City of Bloomington trick-or-treat hours have been set for Sunday, October 31 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., RAIN or SHINE. Please consider these Halloween tips to help keep children and families safe: •Trick-or-treat during designated hours and only go to those homes... Learn more

Yappy Hours: Yappy Howl-idays!

Celebrate the holidays and have your dogs photo taken with Santa Paws! All well-behaved dogs are welcome. All dog park rules apply. Visit bloomington.in.gov/dogpark for a list of dog park rules. Learn more

Skate with Santa

Celebrate the holidays on the ice with Santa and his elves! Skate to holiday music, take a photo with Santa (and tell Santa whats on your wish list!) and enjoy refreshments. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes! Learn more