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.

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

CANCELLED - Skate and Scare

CANCELED - Skate through our haunted house on ice to the sounds of spooky tunes. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes! Reduced scare experience available for young children. Doors open at 6:45pm, for all ages. This event may be modified or cancelled based on local health department... 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 for more than 35 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a... Learn more

Bloomington Trivia Championship Series Hosted by Skip Daley

  • Dates vary between September 18, 2020 - November 6, 2020
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3748

You're smart and competitive so you know you want to be a Bloomington Trivia Champion! Form a team of up to six people and test your collective knowledge. A series of trivia nights with multiple rounds with multiple questions each night means multiple chances to show off your big... Learn more

Skate with Santa

Celebrate the holidays on the ice with Santa and his elves. Special guest appearance by Mrs. Claus! Photo ops are available along with cookies and punch. Come dressed in your best ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes! This event may be modified or cancelled based on local health... Learn more