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.

B-Line Trail

  • 3.1 mile trail through downtown Bloomington.
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • 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

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

  • North Woodall Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-5382

This large wetland preserve features a diverse combination of bottomland hardwood forest, shrub wetlands, sedge meadow, and successional fields. The majority of the property has been dedicated as an Indiana State Nature Preserve by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and it has also been... Learn more

Bryan Park

  • 1001 S. Henderson St.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • 812-349-3705

Bryan Park is one 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

Bryan Park Pool

  • City Hall
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (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

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 349-3700

A beautiful and unique natural area, Griffy Lake is a 1,200-acre nature preserve located just minutes from downtown Bloomington. Originally designed as a supply for city drinking water, Griffy is now a paradise for the avid outdoorsperson. The lake itself is 109 acres and has an average depth of... 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

Karst Farm Greenway

  • Trailhead at Karst Farm Park
  • 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 in a larger trail project that will continue the trail north all the way the Heritage Trail in... Learn more

Karst Farm Park & Athletic Complex

  • 2450 S. Endwright Rd.
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-2800

Karst Farm Park is a beautiful 120-acre park with several outdoor amenities for your convenience including The Commons, with a fully equipped, kitchen and climate-control, eight additional open air shelters, a zero depth splash pad, several playgrounds, basketball courts, shuffle board courts,... Learn more

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