Will Detmer Park

  • 4140 W. Vernal Pike
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-2800
The county's newest park has many amenities - a large picnic shelter, playground, basketball court, bike repair station, restrooms, water, paved walking trails, and a pond with an accessible fishing dock. Gardens - Several acres are fenced and divided into 10 X 10' plots available for rent. There are also raised beds for gardeners with mobility limitations. Water, tilling, and composting are provided.

Dedication of Hack's Arch

The Monroe County Historic Preservation Board and Monroe County Parks & Recreation Department invite everyone to the dedication ceremony of Hack’s Arch. It was built by Merrill E. “Hack” Hacker at his home at 2714 W. Vernal Pike beginning in 1940. Prior to demolition of the house due to I-69,... Learn more

Hack's Arch Dedication

The restoration, relocation, and dedication of the folk art stone arch made by Merrill Hacker at Detmer Park. Learn more