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 •Playground •Main stage and performance lawn with room for up to 5,000 people (rental fee applies) •Dog park •Bloomington Police Department Substation

Tuesday Market

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 29, 2020
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3700

Tuesday Market opens June 16, 2020. Tuesday Market takes place at the Pavilion at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St. Make your weekdays as fresh and tasty as your weekends! The Tuesday Market offers a chance to stock up on your favorite farm-grown foods. Stop by on your way home... Learn more

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon will take place at the Switchyard Park, meet at the basketball courts, and park in the Grimes Lane parking lot. This event is free and for all ages! All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a glow-in-the-dark walk in Switchyard Park. We'll start at the basketball... Learn more

Kids Halloween Party in the Park

Join us for a kids Halloween party in Switchyard Park! We have an evening on activities planned for the kids! The activities will take place on the lawn in front of the stage. It is $5 per child. One adult is free and any additional adults cost $2. Pre-registration is not required. When... Learn more

Bloomington Trivia Championship Series Hosted by Skip Daley

  • Dates vary between September 18, 2020 - November 6, 2020
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3748

You're smart and competitive so you know you want to be a Bloomington Trivia Champion! Form a team of up to six people and test your collective knowledge. A series of trivia nights with multiple rounds with multiple questions each night means multiple chances to show off your big... Learn more