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Run wild.

You might need to find some wide-open spaces so your munchkins can run wild and free. We've got you covered. Bloomington has a large network of parks and trails that are good for all ages. If you're interested in parks specifically, check out our list of Bloomington's Best Parks for Families.

Bryan Park

  • 1001 S. Henderson Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 349-3700

Bryan Park is one of the city's most visited parks, with numerous amenities and events. The 33-acre park is centrally located between Henderson and Woodlawn Avenues, just south of Maxwell Street, making it easy to access. The park amenities include Bryan Park Pool, a baseball field, shelters... Learn more

Monroe County Parks and Recreation

  • 501 N. Morton Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-2800

Lower Cascades Park

  • 2851 N. Old State Road 37
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-3700

For a taste of nature close to downtown Bloomington, explore Lower Cascades Park. On the northern edge of Bloomington off Old State Road 37, Lower Cascades features a huge, fully accessible playground with swings, slides, climbing apparatus, and a toddler play area. The park has two unique limestone... Learn more

B-Line Trail

  • 350 W. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-3700

The B-Line Trail is a 12' asphalt, multi-use trail that extends a total of 3.1 miles from the east side of Adams Street, through downtown, through the switchyard property, to the north side of Country Club Drive. There are marked, at-grade street crossings at intersections and pedestrian bridges... Learn more

Karst Farm Greenway

  • 2450 S. Endright Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 349-2800

Walk, jog, or bike on the Karst Farm Greenway trail in western Monroe County. This three and a half mile trail starts at Karst Farm Park and heads north towards Vernal Pike. This is the first phase of a larger trail project that will continue the trail north all the way along the Heritage Trail in... Learn more

Heritage Trail

  • Downtown Ellettsville
  • Ellettsville, IN 47429

This half-mile trail is located in the heart of downtown Ellettsville. The Heritage Trail features many artifacts and historical information markers about the area, including beautiful limestone carvings and tools, and a beautiful sculpture by John Fisher called "Puppy Love". The trail will... Learn more

Bryan Park Pool

  • 1100 S. Woodlawn Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 349-3741

The Bryan Park Pool is an Olympic-size pool that provides fun for the whole family. The pool is located in Bryan Park on the south side of Bloomington, between Henderson and Woodlawn Streets. Special features of Bryan Park Pool include Limestone Lagoon, a family activity play area designed... Learn more

Bloomington Parks and Recreation

  • 401 N. Morton Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 349-3700

Bloomington Parks and Recreation manages more than 2,275 acres of property including 34 parks, a golf course, ice arena, two pools, three community centers, a fitness and recreation center, three natural resource properties, 13 ball fields, 22 tennis courts, 24 basketball courts and approximately... Learn more

Sycamore Land Trust

  • P.O. Box 7801
  • Bloomington, IN 47407
  • (812) 336-5382

As of January 2018, Sycamore Land Trust has protected 105 properties totaling 9,320 acres. They have also been a partner in protecting another 10,100 acres with agencies such as the Indiana DNR and the Nature Conservancy. Visitors and residents are able to enjoy Southern Indiana's natural landscape... Learn more