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Building Trades Park
Building Trades Park

Building and Trades Park (2 acres) is located at 619 W. Howe St. across from Bloomington Hospital. Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules. Report a problem in Building Trades Park. Basketball Goals: Five goals Parking Areas: Nine spaces, located off of Howe Street. Designated wheelchair accessible parking space.

Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area
Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area

The Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area is located close to the city of Bloomington, Indiana. Lake Monroe forms the northern boundary. It was established as wilderness in 1982 and is managed by the Hoosier National Forest. It covers approximately 13,000 acres (53 km²). It was named in honor of former State Forester Charles C. Deam.

Dunn Meadow
Dunn Meadow

A place for both celebration and demonstration, Dunn Meadow has been the scene of many candlelight vigils, concerts, festivals, rallies, protests and outdoor classes over the years. It also serves as open green space for study, impromptu frisbee games and soaking up some sun.

Griffy Lake
Griffy Lake

Scenic woodlands teeming with wild flora and fauna surround the 109-acre Griffy Lake at this 1,200 acre nature preserve. Swimming is prohibited. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie.

Hoosier National Forest
Hoosier National Forest

The Hoosier National Forest features miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, camping sites, and the amazing views from the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower. There is no admission charge to enter the Hoosier National Forest.

Indiana University Arboretum
Indiana University Arboretum

Originally home to IU's Memorial Stadium and Little 500 Bicycle Race, the current site of the Arboretum is nestled between the Herman B. Wells Library and the School of Heath, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

Indiana University Art Museum
Indiana University Art Museum

Exhibition opens this fall at Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, China Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University See a selection of our modern masterworks on view at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Jump-n-Joey's
Jump-n-Joey's

Jump-N-Joey’s is a new children’s entertainment center featuring nearly 14,000 square feet of adrenaline pumping fun. Complete with massive inflatable slides, gigantic obstacle course, cool bouncers and a dedicated toddler area.

Karst Farm Park
Karst Farm Park

Karst Farm Park is located at 2450 S. Endwright Rd., Bloomington, IN 47403 From Highway 37, drive west on Highway 45 (2nd St.). Turn right on Airport Road, then turn right on Endwright Road.

Kirkwood Observatory
Kirkwood Observatory

Kirkwood Observatory on Indiana University's Bloomington campus is open for public viewing through the 12-inch telescope each Wednesday evening. No reservations are required, and admission is free. The observatory is located a short distance east of the intersection of Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue.

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Latimer Woods
Latimer Woods

The Latimer Woods property is an isolated but valuable forest fragment that invites visitors to travel back through Bloomington's cultural and natural history. This small parcel is a moment in time protected thanks to the generosity of the Latimer Family and the resources of the Bloomington community.

Leonard Springs Nature Park
Leonard Springs Nature Park

By 1943, the City was receiving water from other sources. The lake was drained, and the property was not used. In 1998, Bloomington Parks and Recreation purchased the property from Bloomington Utilities Service Board. Leonard Springs Nature Preserve was dedicated on October 18, 1999.

Locked Up Bloomington - Escape Room Experience
Locked Up Bloomington - Escape Room Experience

Locked Up Bloomington - Escape Room Experience. 3,403 likes · 320 talking about this · 878 were here. Locked Up Live is an interactive adventure game in...

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Lower Cascades Park
Lower Cascades Park

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department transformed Cascades Park into a destination attraction in May 2006. Following several months of renovation and construction, the City's largest and most accessible playground officially opened to the public on May 16, 2006.

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McCormick's Creek State Park
McCormick's Creek State Park

Explore the spectacular limestone canyon, flowing creek, and scenic waterfalls that highlight Indiana’s first state park. Hike trails featuring diverse forest trees, spicebush, and native wildflowers, including a trail through Wolf Cave Nature Preserve and an accessible trail at the recently renovated nature center.

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Monroe County History Center
Monroe County History Center

The Monroe County History Center's new exhibit "Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts" celebrates the triumphs of Bloomington’s African American citizens and the vast accomplishments achieved throughout the county’s two hundred years.

Monroe County Parks & Rec
Monroe County Parks & Rec

The Monroe County Parks Department is comprised of dedicated staff working with community partners in effectively and efficiently providing an array of park services. This ensures that everyone may enjoy recreational and educational opportunities while treasuring the natural, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological features of the Monroe County Parks System.

Olcott Park
Olcott Park

Park size: 41.4 acres Playground: Accessible playground with equipment for older and younger children Olcott Loop Trail: This .5-mile, accessible looping trail skirts the Olcott playing fields and crosses briefly through a small wooded area.

Park Ridge East Park
Park Ridge East Park

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules. Report a problem in Park Ridge East Park. History: Purchased from Bloomington Development Corporation in August 1974. Directions: From Mall Area: Take 3rd Street east to N. Park Ridge Rd. Turn left on N. Park Ridge to Morningside Dr (just under 1/4 mile).

Peoples Park
Peoples Park

With endorsement and unanimous support by the Board of Park Commissioners, and with discussion and ultimate approval by the City of Bloomington Common Council, the Parks and Recreation Department 1998 Budget included an appropriation of $123,000 in capital improvement funds for Peoples' Park.

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Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park
Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park

Directions: Butler Park, 9 acres in size, is located at 812 W. Ninth St. at the intersection of West Ninth and North Fairview Streets. Parking is available along Ninth Street, or in the small parking lot near the playground off North Fairview.

Sample Gates
Sample Gates

The Sample Gates, located between Franklin Hall and Bryan Hall, serve as a welcoming entryway for students into Indiana's beautiful 1,860-acre campus. Edson Sample funded construction of the gates in 1987 and dedicated them to his parents, Louise Waite Sample and Kimsey Ownbey Sample Sr.

Schmalz Farm Park
Schmalz Farm Park

Other: Schmalz Barn, benches, dog waste bag station, large play field, picnic table. Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules. Report a problem in Schmalz Farm Park. History. The Dr. William J. Schmalz family donated this 6.2-acre neighborhood park to the Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation in 1994.

Seminary Park
Seminary Park

1 review of Seminary Park "This small downtown park may lack in amenities, but is valued for its landscaping and its history. The park is the site of the first building of Indiana University and was part of the original seminary necessary for…

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Sherwood Oaks Park
Sherwood Oaks Park

Located at 1600 E. Elliston Dr. in the Sherwood Oaks addition. 15.76 acres. Goat Farm. Wooded Path: The Jackson Creek Trail begins at Sherwood Oaks Park, crosses Jackson Creek and connects to Olcott Park.

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Site Of Old Boyscout Campground
Site Of Old Boyscout Campground

There are hundreds of local council camps of the Boy Scouts of America ... the City of Bloomington ... around camping just north of Clare, MI, on old US ...

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The Farmer House Museum
The Farmer House Museum

Not only was the circus a big deal in terms of entertainment value in the early-twentieth century, not only did the show feature 5 live bands, scantily clad female aerialists, and an actual hippo but the arrival marked the return of one of Bloomington’s most famous sons, Henry B. Gentry.

Twin Lakes Sports Park
Twin Lakes Sports Park

Twin Lakes Sports Park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has hosted national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for the past 15 years. Twin Lakes Sports Park is a beautiful site that looks even more impressive at night, when all four ball fields are lighted up and filled with players and their cheering sections.

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Wapehani Mountain Bike Park
Wapehani Mountain Bike Park

Mountain bike trails at Wapehani Mountain Park will remain open to the public (following the temporary closure for dam removal) and available for cycling and hiking, bird and wildlife watching, nature study, and other types of passive recreation.

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Will Detmer Park
Will Detmer Park

About Us; Parks. Karst Farm Park; Flatwoods Park; Jackson Creek Park; Will Detmer Park; Contact Us Will Detmer Park Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones, Model Airplanes, Rockets, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED in or above all Monroe County Parks.

Winslow Nature Trail,
Winslow Nature Trail,

2120 S Highland AVE Bloomington IN 47401 Winslow Woods Park is located at 2120 S. Highland Ave. Click here for a printable map of Winslow Woods Park (PDF 286.81 KB), showing locations of shelter and playground, plus trails and other facilities.

Winslow Woods Park
Winslow Woods Park

Winslow Woods Park is located at 2120 S. Highland Ave. Click here for a printable map of Winslow Woods Park (PDF 286.81 KB), showing locations of shelter and playground, plus trails and other facilities.

WonderLab
WonderLab

The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology is an award-winning science museum located on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District.

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Wylie House
Wylie House

Wylie House Museum is a historic house museum administered by the IU Libraries. The house was built in 1835 by Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University. The house is furnished as it might have looked in the 1840s when Dr. Wylie and his family lived there.