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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.