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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 Farmers' Market

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 28, 2021
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3700

Visit and support local farmers and growers, and local small businesses, at the Tuesday Market at Switchyard Park. Tuesday Market begins June 1 and is held every Tuesday through September at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Roger Street. Make your weekdays as fresh and tasty as your... 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 Moose will be held at the Switchyard Park!! Every Friday, beginning June 4th, from 11 am-9 pm, you can find the best food trucks Bloomington has to offer slinging their... Learn more

Dr. Wrasse Memorial Bike 4 Fitness

Dr. John Wrasse was a beloved pediatrician who practiced at IU Health Riley Physicians in Bloomington before his unexpected passing in February 2021. This event has been established to realize Dr. John Wrasse’s long held dream of a community event to promote fitness and bike safety, benefiting... Learn more

The Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival

The Bloomington Black & Brown Arts Festival is Seeking Submissions! The festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at the Switchyard Park at 2PM. The Bloomington Black & Brown Arts Festival is a celebration of African, African-American, Hispanic, Latinx, and Native American... Learn more

A Fair of the Arts

  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday until September 21, 2021
  • Switchyard Park
  • (812) 349-3962

Shop for art and fine crafts hand made by local and regional artists! Every other Tuesday, June 1 - Sept. 21 at the Tuesday Market from 4-7 p.m. on the Pavilion lawn at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St. AND The third Friday of the month, July through October, from 5-8 p.m. inside... Learn more

Movies in the Parks 2021 Series : The Dark Crystal

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 begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Rain date: October 2. Please be... Learn more