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



The Monroe County History Center’s celebration of International Puzzle Day is back! Join us for our annual Monroe County PuzzleFest event on January 29 supported by the Book Corner, Press Puzzles, and the Lilly Library. This year’s jigsaw competition will be in-person at the Switchyard... Learn more

Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

The BWFM is located at the Switchyard Park Pavilion on South Rogers Street. You’ll find free parking, a spacious venue, and 30 incredible vendors. Fresh, local produce is available every Saturday morning from December through March from 9am to 12:30pm. The BWFM is the oldest winter... 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