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Switchyard Park

  • 1601 S. Rogers Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 349-3700

Switchyard Park, formerly known as the McDoel Switchyard, is located at 1601 S. Rogers St. in Bloomington. Although construction in Switchyard Park began in 2018, and the park was officially unveiled to the public in November 2019, its genesis was as early as 1995, when CSX Railroad announced their plans to cease their railroad operations in Bloomington. Admission to Switchyard Park and all its amenities is free, and the park is open daily from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The park is 57.2 acres and contains the following amenities:
•Paved, accessible B-Line Trail, one mile of which runs through Switchyard Park
•Basketball, pickleball and bocce ball courts (bring your own sports equipment)
•Community gardens with 39 raised beds (32 sq ft each) available for rent by the public (rental fee applies)
•Concrete skate park
•Fitness stations •Reservable picnic shelter, two available sides with 1,800 sq. ft. per side (rental fee applies)
•11,000 sq. ft. Pavilion with overhead doors for indoor/outdoor meeting or festival space (rental fee applies)
•Amphitheater with lawn space, plus room for food trucks and a mobile stage (rental fee applies)
•Shaded bosque with movable bistro tables and chairs
•Splash pad
•Main stage and performance lawn with room for up to 5,000 people (rental fee applies)
•Dog park
•Bloomington Police Department Substation

Bloomington Food Truck Friday

Every Friday from 11 am - 9 pm, enjoy Bloomington's best food trucks in one place: Switchyard Park! This family-friendly event is one of the most beloved B-Town traditions and a must-attend event for visitors. Enjoy live music and all of the amenities the park offers while indulging in some... Learn more

The Great Pumpkin Dash

The Great Pumpkin Dash is a 5K fun run, starting and finishing at City of Bloomington's Switchyard Park to benefit those experiencing homelessness, served by Wheeler Mission - Bloomington. 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