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

Bloomington Trivia Championship Series Hosted by Skip Daley

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

Strawberry Shortcake Festival

Please join the Auxiliary to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington for the 34th Annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival on Thursday, July 23rd in a new location, the Switchyard Park Pavilion at 1601 S Rogers Street. The Festival will take place from 11am-6pm and drive thru pick up will be offered!... Learn more

Switchyard Park Concert Series

June 26 Opener: Sam Finley Trio- instrumental jazz, blues and funk Main Act: Clint Breeze and The Groove- an all-star lineup of Indy-based jazz musicians with hip hop and R&B influences July 10 Opener: TBD Main Act: 800 lb. Gorilla- funk/rock/groove band... Learn more

Bloomington Food Truck Friday

The wait is over, and will be well worth it because this year Bloomington Food Truck Friday presented by The Chocolate... Learn more

An Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

An Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Sunday, August 23 at 7 p.m. Switchyard Park Learn more