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

Movies in the Parks: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, 1984 · PG· 1 hr 45 min Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies in the park every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies... Learn more

Howl at the Moon

All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a glow-in-the-dark walk in Switchyard Park! Well start at the basketball courts on the north side of the park, and walk about 1 1/2 miles on a paved loop through the park. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars! All well-behaved... Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

June 24 Opener: Sam Finley Trio- instrumental jazz, blues and funk Main Act: Clint Breeze June 24 Opener: Kade Puckett (funky fingerstyle guitar) Main Act: Jenn Cristy (high-energy pop rock) July 22 ... Learn more

NAMI Walks Your Way Indiana

Opening Up to a New Day On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMI Walks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together on Sunday, October 23 from 1:30pm-3:00pm EST at Switchyard Park.... Learn more

Winter Lights, December Nights

  • December 3, 2022
  • (812) 349-3705

Revel in the sights and sounds of the season with a stroll through Switchyard Park, and marvel at the thousands of lights that bring the park to life! Saturday Schedule of Events - participation in all events is free. 4 p.m. Candy Cane Hunt for ages 8 yrs. and under. 4:30 p.m.... 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