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

Bloomington Winter Farmers Market

The Bloomington Winter Farmers Market (BWFM) is excited to announce our move to the Switchyard Park Pavilion on South Rogers Street beginning on December 7, 2019. This is a spacious, indoor, heated pavilion with free parking, customer seating and additional vendors. The market runs every... Learn more

Flurry Scurry Pajama Run

What: Flurry Scurry Pajama Run Who: 8-14 years When: Saturday, February 15th from 2pm-3pm Where: Switchyard Park, Picnic Shelter Cost: $15 per person To register, please visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/registration and use the code 165001-A ... Learn more

Trivia Night in the Park

Trivia with Skip General info: Friday February 28th Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Switchyard Park Pavilion Jump on board the trivia train at Switchyard Park as we kick off a new trivia series that will ultimately crown the City of... Learn more

Nature Sounds: Spring Peepers

Acoustic musical performances and educational nature presentations. Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the South Activity Lawn at Switchyard Park Nature topic: Spring Peepers Musical guest: The Viking Kittens (youth fiddle music) Did you know that there are... Learn more