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


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

Bloomington Early Music Festival

The Bloomington Early Music Festival is a week long festival featuring in-person and virtual concerts and workshops - all of which are free! Our 2024 festival programming will explore music of communities and individuals in exile, from forced migration, expulsion, and diaspora to the paradox of... Learn more

Showcase Bloomington

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the highly anticipated Showcase Bloomington, proudly presented by our esteemed partner, First Financial Bank. Elevating the experience to new heights, join us on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Switchyard... Learn more

Tuesday Farmers' Market

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 24, 2024
  • 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

Get Outdoors Day

Get Outdoors Day is a FREE, open-house styled event where people can discover local outdoor recreation opportunities and organizations. Stop by the Pavilion Lawn at Switchyard Park in Bloomington to try a new outdoor activity or introduce your family to favorites like hiking, paddling, and... Learn more

Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert

You’re invited to the Annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington! The Auxiliary to the Boys and Girls Club is excited to bring this yummy... Learn more

Thursday Night Switchyard Park Concert with Tune-Yards & Y La Bamba

FREE outdoor concert for everyone at Switchyard Park in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, June 20. Food trucks, beer garden, and more. Y La Bamba starts the show at 6:30 PM followed by Tune-Yards. Learn more

Thursday Night Switchyard Park Concert with Lindsay Lou & TORRES

FREE outdoor concert for everyone at Switchyard Park in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, July 18. Food trucks, beer garden, and more. TORRES starts the show at 6:30 PM followed by Lindsay Lou. Learn more


Makevention is an exhibit and celebration of the maker spirit in Bloomington. Come see the inventive and creative passions of your community! Maker culture includes a wide range of activities, including 3D printing, textiles, woodworking, and games. It unites people from various... Learn more