Switchyard Park

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

Switchyard Park, formerly known as the McDoel Switchyard, is a 57.2-acre park with the following amenities:

  • One mile of the paved, accessible B-Line Trail
  • Basketball, pickleball, and bocce ball courts
  • Community gardens with 39 raised beds (32 square-feet each) available for rent
  • A concrete skate park
  • Fitness stations
  • A reservable picnic shelter with two available sides totaling 1,800 square-feet per side
  • An 11,000-square-foot pavilion with overhead doors for indoor/outdoor meetings or festivals
  • An amphitheater with lawn space, plus room for food trucks and a mobile stage
  • A shaded bosque with movable bistro tables and chairs
  • A splash pad
  • A playground
  • A main stage and performance lawn with room for up to 5,000 people
  • A dog park
  • The Bloomington Police Department Substation


Fitness in the Park at Switchyard Park

Bloomington Parks and Recreation presents Fitness in the Park - outdoor fitness classes hosted by some of Bloomington's favorite instructors! Classes include beginning yoga, Tai Chi, and ZUMBA. No pre-registration required. Admission $5 per class, or buy a 10-class pass for $45; payable with... Learn more

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

Tuesday Farmers' Market

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 26, 2023
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3700

Visit, shop and support local farmers and growers, and small businesses, at Switchyard Park on Tuesdays, June through September. The Tuesday Market begins in June from 4-7 p.m. and is held on the brick plaza north of the Pavilion building, 1611 S. Rogers Street. Admission to... Learn more

Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert

This year’s Strawberry Shortcake Festival sponsored by The Auxiliary to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington will take place at Switchyard Park Pavilion from 11am-8pm on Thursday, June 8th. class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs... Learn more

Happy Hours on the Lawn at Switchyard

SoundR LampN- quirky rock and roll Opener: The 1-4-5's- blues standards Learn more

Get Outdoors Day

Get Outdoors Day is a free, open-house styled event where people can come to learn about local outdoor opportunities. Stop by the Pavilion Lawn at Switchyard Park to try a new outdoor activity or introduce your family to favorites like hiking, paddling, and birdwatching. Spend some time outside... Learn more

Switchyard Park Thursday Night Summer Music Series

Free concerts beginning at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends. June 15 – acclaimed Chicago jazz artist Makaya McCraven with Funk Almighty. July 20 – Easy Eye Recording artists Shannon & The Clams with Say She She and Abby Jeanne. August 24... Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

Wife Patrol- Alternative Rock Opener: Rearview Rhonda- local indie rock/punk rock Learn more

City of Bloomington Juneteenth Event

ABOUT Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United... Learn more

Summer Solstice Celebration

As the sun reaches its peak on the longest day of the year, take part in nature and sun-related activities, games, and crafts for the entire family! Make lasting memories under the sun and celebrate the start of summer! This event takes place on the Pavilion Lawn at Switchyard Park, and is... Learn more

Happy Hours on the Lawn at Switchyard

Kyle Billman & The Algoriddims- latin, caribbean, reggae, & funk rock Opener: Moodaxo- R&B vocal performance w/ cello Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

The Dynamics- classic R&B/funk Opener: Joe Donnelly- multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Learn more

Happy Hours on the Lawn at Switchyard

Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few- Variety Show Folk Rock Opener: Bryce Mullins- solo fingerstyle guitar Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

A Tribute to Janiece Jaffe- A celebration of Janiece's life through music Learn more

Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

No Fences- Garth Brooks cover band Opener: TBA Learn more

Evening with the Bloomington Community Band

Evening with the Bloomington Community Band Learn more

B-Town Turkey Trot

A 5k walk/run on Thanksgiving Morning for families, friends, and neighbors to enjoy together! *Long Sleeve Race T-Shirts for first 300 registered. **Finisher Medals for all participants ***Timed by AB Timing ****Pre-Race Bib/T-Shirt/Packet Pickup on the Wednesday (11/22/23)... Learn more

2023 Krampus Bizaar

Welcome to the inaugural Krampus Bizaar brought to you by The Bloomington Krampus Koalition! We will be taking over Switchyard Park this year to reignite the Krampus flame in... Learn more