City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
Trick or Treat Trail page 21 Ice Skating pages 6â€“9 Bloomington Youth Basketball page 25
bloomington.in.gov/parks Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
Frank Southern Ice Arena presents an ice skating lesson curriculum that helps skaters progress confidently through skating skills! Skating School Open House: October 12 and 14. Session I begins October 19. For more information, see pages 8–9, visit bloomington.in.gov/skatingschool or call 349-3740.
Become a Parks Partner! Support ice skating and ice sports at Frank Southern Ice Arena. • Set up a display during peak visitation. • Place coupons, menus, or brochures in our literature display area. • Run a custom TV spot on our closed-circuit TV screen all day, every day. • Put a customized wrap on the arena’s Zamboni. • 8' wall banner ... and more!
Contact us to find out more about how to become a Parks Partner! Julie Ramey, 349-3719 firstname.lastname@example.org More on page 38 of this guide.
15,000 skaters participated in public skating sessions at Frank Southern Ice Arena last year!
Welcome to City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation!
Our mission is to provide essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well-being of the community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources.
Volunteer Healthy Heart
September–December 2017 Program Guide
Table of Contents
General Information............................. 2–3 Inclusive Recreation................................3 Facilities......................................... 4–11 Cascades Golf Course..............................5 Frank Southern Ice Arena...................... 6–9 Twin Lakes Recreation Center....10–11, 28–32 Rentals......................................6, 11, 15 Parks and Trails............................... 12–14 Shelter House Rentals........................... 15 Farmers’ Market.............................. 16–18 Community Events............................ 16–21 Preschool....................................... 22–23 Youth............................................ 23–25 Teen................................................. 25 The Great Outdoors.......................... 26–27 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center.................10–11, 28–32 Adults............................................ 28–35 Community Gardening........................... 34 Volunteer Opportunities.................... 36–37 Sponsorship/Parks Partners..................... 38 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff..... 39 Registration Form, Refund Policy, Fees, Charges.................................... 40
Native Plant and Pollinator Hike.......26 Nature Sounds.............................20 New Family Events at Banneker........22 Night Paddle...............................26 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party..........22 Painting with Nature.....................27 Parks Partnerships................... 11, 38 Performing Arts Series...................19 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians.......................19 Personal Training.........................28 Pickleball...................................32 Pilates......................................30 Plant a Row for the Hungry.............34 Pop-Up Programming.....................20 Prairies and Pollinators..................26 Preschool Picassos........................22 Preschool Story Hour.....................22 R.I.P.P.E.D.................................30 Rookie Baseball...........................23 Roving Naturalist..........................26 Run/Walk X-Train.........................31 Silver&Fit...................................29 SilverSneakers.............................29 Skate & Scare.............................. 7 Skate with Santa........................... 7 The Skating School......................8–9 Soup Tasting...............................17 Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County.........................33 Steady Steppers...........................28 Storied Core: Evolution of the Apple and Why It Matters............35 Super Soil for Best Results..............35 The Superstars in Your Indiana Garden........................35 T-Birds Tee Ball...........................23 Tai Chi Qigong.............................28 Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks................... 24–25, 33 Tomato Tasting...........................16 Toy Time...................................22 Trick or Treat Trail.......................21 Turf Time for Toddlers...................22 Vinyasa Flow I.............................31 Vinyasa Flow II............................31 Well Check.................................28 Why Knot?!.................................27 Yappy Hours—Unleash and Unwind....20 Yappy Hours—Yappy Howl-O’-Ween...20 Yappy Hours—Yappy Howl-idays!.......20 Yoga Core..................................31 Yoga Stretch...............................31 ZUMBA......................................31 ZUMBA Gold................................31
Front cover: RCA Community Park comes to life with costumed characters at Trick or Treat Trail. See page 21.
A Fair of the Arts.........................16 Active&Fit..................................29 Adult (50+) FREE Programs..............28 Adult Hockey League...................... 7 Adult Sailing...............................33 Adult Volleyball...........................32 Advanced German........................28 Aerial Silks Classes................... 24, 32 American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.........28 Apple Tasting..............................17 Apples to Oranges? Growing Fruit in a Changing Climate...................35 Autumn Owl Prowl........................27 Baby Time..................................22 Ballroom Dancing.........................34 Banneker Drive-In.........................22 Banneker Nights...........................25 Basketball Future Stars..................23 Beginning Yoga............................30 Bird Feeders Made Easy..................26 Birding 101.................................27 Bloomington Blades High School Hockey.................... 7 Bloomington Blades Travel Hockey..... 7 Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market................... 16–18
Bloomington Community Orchard classes........................35 Bloomington Figure Skating Club........ 6 Bloomington Pumpkin Launch..........21 Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues....32 Bloomington Soccer Juniors.............24 Bloomington Soccer Little Kickers.....24 Bloomington Soccer Turf Tigers........23 Bloomington Soccer U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League..............25 Bloomington Soccer U19 League.......25 Bloomington Walking Club...............33 Bloomington Youth Basketball..........25 Boot Camp.................................30 Candy Cane Hunt.........................22 Cardio Kickboxing.........................30 Community Gardening...................34 Composting: Recycling and Reusing in Your Garden..............35 Core 360....................................30 Corporate Wellness Programs...........11 Drool in the Pool..........................18 Eco Outpost................................26 Excel Tae Kwon Do.......................32 Exploring the Park After Dark..........27 Fall Color Hike............................27 Fall Foliage Family Float................27 Festival of Ghost Stories.................21 Firefly Watch..............................26 Fitness Assessments......................28 Friends & Family Sails....................33 Gift of Wellness...........................11 Group Exercise classes............... 30–31 Hockey Initiation........................... 7 Holiday Market............................18 Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour.........17 House Hockey.............................. 7 Ice Skating................................6–9 Inclusive Recreation....................... 3 Indiana University Figure Skating Club.................... 6 Indiana University Hockey................ 6 Insect Investigator........................26 International Folk Dance................28 Jazzercise..................................33 Junk in the Trunk.........................20 Kid City Break Days.......................23 Lap Quilting................................28 Leaf Scavenger Hunt.....................27 Legal Counseling..........................28 Mad Scientist Extravaganza.............22 Movies in the Parks.......................19 Orienteering...............................27 Native Ecology and Local History Hike.....................26
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department office, City Hall
All phone numbers for Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff and facilities are in the 812 area code.
401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Phone: 349-3700 Fax: 349-3705
E-mail: email@example.com Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Labor Day (September 4),
Fall Holiday (October 9), Veteran’s Day (November 10), Thanksgiving (November 23–24), and Christmas Day (December 25) Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 38), volunteer inquiries (see pages 36–37), and community relations. Parking: Designated visitor spaces available in lot on north end of City Hall. Metered parking on Morton Street and in the Morton Street parking garage located at Seventh and Morton Streets (entrance on Morton Street). Accessibility: Designated parking spaces in North and South lots, ramp/sidewalk access from parking lots, automatic doors at south entrance, elevator located inside main entrance, restrooms available on ground and second floor level.
Mayor of Bloomington John Hamilton
Parks and Recreation Department Director Paula McDevitt
Board of Park Commissioners
Les Coyne—President Darcie Fawcett Joe Hoffmann Kathleen Mills
The Board of Park Commissioners holds regular meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month, which are open to the public. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. in City Hall, located at 401 N. Morton St. Citizens of Bloomington are invited to visit the Board of Park Commissioners meetings with questions or concerns regarding City parks and recreation programs, events, and facilities. Equal Opportunity This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 37127, Washington D.C. 20013-7127 Many of our programs and events are part of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) is galleries, live music, performing arts, over 90 restaurants and 100 specialty shops, parks, hotels, cozy neighborhoods in ten distinct character districts—each with a personality all its own. Walkable, rideable, don’t miss-able. A cultural district like no other.
Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts
BEAD is an economic development project of the City of Bloomington. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sean Starowitz at 349-3534. To make BEAD your next arts and entertainment destination, visit visitbead.com.
Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)
Frank Southern Ice Arena (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Maintenance Headquarters Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries
Lee Huss, Urban Forester
Inclusive Recreation Services
Are you on our mailing list?
To receive the program guide, or if you do not wish to receive the program guide, call 349-3700 and ask to be added to or removed from the mailing list.
Parks and Recreation staff may videotape or take photos of participants in programs and at special events or of people in parks or on park properties. These photos may be used in future program guides, brochures, fliers or other materials used to promote Parks and Recreation.
Please recycle this guide.
This guide is printed with soy-based ink on 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities together. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are provided. Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program. Inclusion makes it possible for individuals to choose from the vast array of programs offered by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
How to request reasonable accommodation:
1. W hen you register, mark “yes” in the inclusive service request section. At least two weeks notification prior to the registration deadline for each program is required. In some cases reasonable accommodation may take longer. 2. Request and complete an inclusion questionnaire. 3. Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact participant to establish an individualized inclusion plan.
For more information about Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County, see page 33.
Because some residents are unable to participate in our programs due to economic hardship, the Bloomington Parks Foundation provides youth scholarships to offset certain fees and charges. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at any department facility, or online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for which applying. Proof of income and Monroe County residency is required. For more information, call 349-3702.
Space is Limited—Register Early!
Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. Register online at bloomington.in.gov/parks, or by sending in the enrollment form in this guide, or in person from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250.
The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer programs that help make Bloomington an active community! The Department works in partnership with the Active Living Coalition, IU Health Bloomington, and Bloomington Monroe County ACHIEVE to increase the number of people who engage in healthy, active lifestyles. Through these combined resources, the community benefits from programs, health fairs, events, and other opportunities that positively affect health and wellness. For more information visit activelivingcoalition.org or bmcachieve.org. Look for the “Healthy Heart” logo next to programs that focus on healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
Support Parks and the Community and Promote Your Business—Become a Parks Partner Bloomington Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. If you are trying to reach youth, families, young adults, or adults over age 50 yrs., we have the medium to promote your product or service. If your business believes in supporting the community, quality of life, and environment, we have many sponsorship options to choose from. See page 38 for more information.
Get Involved ... Volunteer! Look for the volunteer symbol throughout the program guide.
Parks and Recreation volunteers provide valuable services to the community by assisting in many events and programs in a variety of ways. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups to choose from. See pages 36–37 for more information.
Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary. Instructors of fitness classes or personal trainers who charge clients a fee for their activities must obtain a special use permit to hold fitness classes in city parks. For information on applying for a permit, contact Alison Miller, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at 349-3771 or email@example.com.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 administrative fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the Department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes or punch passes. Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.
Teaching Fitness Classes in City Parks
For more information, contact Amy Shrake, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banneker Community Center
Allison-Jukebox Community Center
930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735
351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 Fax: 349-3785
Hours: Call 349-3731 for facility hours and times for scheduled classes/programs. Coordinator: Amy Shrake, CTRS Bus Line: #1 South Facility information: Two large activity rooms, restrooms, and a full kitchen are available for rental. Call 349-3731 for reservation and availability. Accessibility: Designated parking space and accessible entrance in rear/southeast side of building, accessible restrooms.
All room rentals require a 50% deposit. Room Nonprofit Private Activity room (two available) Entire building
$40/hour/room $50/hour/room $60/hour
Hours: O ffice Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Facility Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Closings: Labor Day (September 4), Fall Holiday (October 9), Veteran’s Day (November 10), Thanksgiving (November 23 and 24), Winter Break (December 25-29), New Year’s Day (January 1) Coordinator: Erik Pearson Specialist: Terrance Thomas Bus Line: #3 drops at Fifth and Elm Streets Ages: All ages are welcome. Children under age 10 yrs. must be accompanied when in the facility by a responsible caregiver age 18 yrs. and up. Facility information: Gymnasium, restrooms, full kitchen, library, Family Resource Center (third floor) Rentals: Gymnasium, kitchen/classroom, and the third floor. Call 349-3735 for reservation and cost information. Accessibility: Designated parking space on west side of building, ramp and elevator on ground floor, gym entrance is accessible.
Banneker Advisory Council Meetings
Share your ideas for programs, activities, and special events. Meetings are held at the Banneker Community Center and are open to those wishing to join or share a public comment. If interested in becoming a part of the Advisory Council, call the Banneker Community Center at 349-3735 for an application.
Friday, August 25 • 9:15 a.m. Friday, October 27 • 9:15 a.m.
Break Days Summer fun ... when school’s out!
Evans-Porter Memorial Library
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. Newly updated and growing, the library offers fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens, and children. Recent encyclopedias and other reference materials are available to help with homework. A focus on African-American history and culture reflects the library’s location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.
Family Resource Center
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon Located on the third floor, this is a place where families can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.
See page 23.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater BCT Management, Inc. 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408 4
323-3020 • email@example.com www.buskirkchumley.org
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a 600-seat, historic theater in downtown Bloomington. Beautifully restored by the Bloomington Area Arts Council, the theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and managed by BCT Management, Inc. The theater is a valued community resource, available for public or private events. For more information, contact Executive Director Danielle McClelland at 323-3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COU RS E
Individual or group golf lessons may be scheduled with our on-site golf pro by calling 349-3764. Cascades offers amenities to meet the needs of any golfer. Leagues are Call for seasonal hours. offered for all ages, and the Clubhouse houses locker rooms, a concession stand and Visit us online to reserve a tee time! a banquet/conference facility. Beer and soft drinks are available for purchase from bloomington.in.gov/cascades concessions. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission regulations prohibit individuals from bringing their own alcoholic beverages onto the golf course.
3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 349-3764
2017 RATES Season Passes
Cascades Golf Course is the ideal location for your next golf outing. Our trained staff is available to assist in planning, organization and implementation to ensure a successful and enjoyable outing. For more information, call Jason Sims at 349-3764.
18 yrs. and younger
18 yrs. and up—with valid student ID
Adult $525/$565 Adult spouse $200/$240 Senior $480/$515 Senior spouse $200/$230
Cascades Golf Course
62 yrs. and up
Family $725/$840 Cascades Special $30 18 holes and cart
18 Holes green fees $20 9 Holes green fees $13 Twilight green fees $15
Cascades Clubhouse Rental
Golfer Griffy McSquirrel here! Sorry, no clubhouse rentals because Parks and Recreation is building a brand NEW clubhouse! Look for more information in 2018!
Facilities—Cascades Golf Course
Cascades Golf Course consists of three nine-hole courses, which can be combined to create three separate 18-hole configurations. The Quarry Course is the oldest of the three courses, dating back to 1928. The Quarry Course is a par-35, playing a maximum of 2,995 yards. The Pine Course was constructed in 1931 and is a par-36, playing a maximum of 3,135 yards. The Ridge Course is the newest course, opened in 2000. The Ridge Course is a par-36 which plays a maximum of 3,086 yards. The course rests on 200 acres of beautiful rolling hills with native trees and natural topography.
(During posted times)
Student Rate* $15
*Valid student ID required.
10-Play Pass $165 9-hole 10-Play Pass $120 Family Day* $13 *Adult w/child. Children age 15 yrs. and younger golf free. (Sundays after 3 p.m.)
Aaron Craig, PGA Golf Facilities Manager Jason Sims, PGA Golf Programs Coordinator
9-Hole Cart $7 18-Hole Cart $14 Range Balls, large $5 Range Balls, small $3 20-Bucket Range Balls $80
Designated parking spaces in lot. Restrooms and main entrance all accessible.
Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena
FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Ice Information Hotline: 812-349-3741
Call the Ice Information Hotline for public skating times, holiday skating hours, open ice times, special events, and weather-related closings.
2100 S. Henderson St.
(behind Bloomington High School South) • 349-3740 Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Dee Tuttle Rentals Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Hsiung Marler Rinkside Party Room: Rent the rinkside party room Facility information: Ice pad, party room, locker for your next birthday, holiday, or company party, or rooms, restrooms, concessions, lobby, skate rental, just for a group of friends. This climate-controlled room skate sharpening with a panoramic view of the rink is the perfect size for Accessibility: Accessible lobby area and restrooms up to 20 guests. Call Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 to reserve your date! Group rates (10 or more people) $5 (includes Public Skating skate rental) or $4 (bring your own skates). Public Skating: October 13 through March 3 •C hillin’ Party package: $60 Includes use of party Monday through Friday: Noon–2:30 p.m. room during public session, and cleanup. Friday: 7–9 p.m. •C ool Party package: $100 Includes use of party Saturday: 1:30–3 p.m. room during public session, 10 admissions with skate 7–9 p.m. (Lunar Skating) rental (additional skaters are $5/person), and cleanup. 9:15–11 p.m. (Night Owl) Sunday: 3–5 p.m. General Admission: $6 Skate Rental: $3 New Skate Sharpening: $10 Skate Sharpening: $5 and $6 (immediate service) Economy Pass: $54 (10 sessions, excludes skate rental)
Holiday Public Skating Su
reg. hours noon–4 p.m. noon–4 p.m. noon–4 p.m. reg. hours
noon–4 p.m. reg. hours
reg. hours CLOSED
reg. hours noon–6 p.m.
noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m.
noon–4 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m. noon–6 p.m.
noon–6 p.m. reg. hours
Skate in a specially lit, lunar-like arena while listening to the best hits of the '80s, '90s and today courtesy of the Arena’s super-watt sound system. Groups of all sizes and skaters of all ability levels are welcome! Lunar skating involves the use of strobe and other special-effect lighting. Lunar Skating does not take place 12/30 or 1/6. Sa 10/14–2/24 • 7–9 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental
Night Owl Skating 6
Enjoy late-night skating at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Night Owl Skating does not take place 12/30 or 1/6. Sa 10/14–2/24 • 9:15–11 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental
Arena Rental: The Arena may be rented for exclusive use during unscheduled times. Rental includes the use of the lobby, sound system, ice pad, and locker rooms. There is an additional fee for skate rental. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the requested date. All participants at private hockey functions must wear protective gear. •P rime Times: $195/hour (weekdays and weekends 8 a.m.–11 p.m.) •S low Times: $175/hour (11 p.m.–8 a.m.)
Bloomington Figure Skating Club
Bloomington Figure Skating Club members of all ages learn figure skating skills, practice those maneuvers in a safe environment, participate in the club show, test to various ISI levels, and compete. For more information, contact the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.
Indiana University Hockey
The Indiana University Hockey Division II and Division III teams are competitive clubs of IU student athlete hockey players who play against other colleges and universities across the U.S. Home games are played at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Tickets are sold on game days only. For more information, call the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.
Indiana University Figure Skating Club
The Indiana University Figure Skating Club is a competitive team consisting of student athletes from Indiana University. For more information, contact the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.
Rent the rinkside party room for your next party!
This program provides a safe and positive experience for beginning hockey players. The primary focus of instruction is on skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting. Equipment required: a bicycle helmet, hockey stick, and a pair of any type of gloves. Su 10/29–12/3 • 1:45–2:45 p.m. Register by 10/20 (92501-A) $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 5–14 yrs.
An instructional league designed for the beginning through advanced hockey player. We provide Web sites that give you all the information, and equipment rental that makes the league affordable. Don’t know much about hockey? Well, you didn’t know much about soccer either. It’s just basketball or soccer on skates with spacing, cutting, and passing. 6U (DOB 2012/2011) M, F 6–7 p.m. • 10/23–2/16 • 92502-A 8U (DOB 2010/2009) M, F 6–7 p.m. • 10/23–2/16 • 92502-B
Adult Hockey League
Non-checking and fun, this is an open league for players of all skill levels. Full equipment is required for competition. Games take place Oct. 8–Feb. 25, and the season ends with a playoff tournament. This program accepts the first 12 properly registered teams. Head coaches play for free; limit one head coach per team. Coaches are responsible for forming teams. The arena will facilitate a player pickup list and goalie pickup list for those teams that need extra players. Minimum 15 players per team. Team registration and final roster pick up takes place Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. First twelve teams to turn in final roster with player fees are guaranteed a spot in the league. Tu, Th, Su 10/8–2/25 • Time TBD Register by 9/29. $170/in-city, $185/non-city, $95/goalie (max. two per team) For ages 18 yrs. and up.
Have a scary good time!
10U (DOB 2008/2007) M, W 7–8 p.m. • 10/23–2/14 • 92502-C 12U (DOB 2006/2005) Tu, W 6–7 p.m. • 10/24–2/14 • 92502-D Girls Ice Hockey W, Sa 5:45–6:45 p.m. • 10/25–2/17 • 92502-E Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact John Turnbull at email@example.com or 349-3712. In-city: $170 6U/$260 8U, 10U, 12U and Girls Non-city: $185 6U/$275 8U, 10U, 12U and Girls Frank Southern Ice Arena
Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena
Ska to t te thro he ug cos sound h our h tu s a Satu me for aofcspooukynted hou rday, han ce t tunes. se on i O c C c ow t D in p ome ine $6 p oors op ober 21 r i z er pe en a • 7– es. r t
son 9 p.m 6:4 . For a • $3 ska5 p.m. nd e ll ag te re ffect es. ntal s by
A competitive hockey team for teens ages 14–18 yrs. consisting of local and area players. Call 349-3740 or visit the Frank Southern Ice Arena to check game days and times.
Bloomington Blades Travel Hockey
Bloomington Blades Travel Hockey is designed for the more serious hockey player between the ages of 7–12 yrs. (before June 30). Teams play a schedule consisting of 25 home and away games. The program is open to all Blades and House Hockey players. For more information, visit the youth hockey Web site at bloomingtonblades.org.
Saturday, December 16 1:30–3 p.m. • For all ages.
$6 per person • $3 skate rental
Celebrate the holidays on the ice with Santa and his elves. Photo ops are available along with cookies and punch. Come dressed in your best ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes!
Bloomington Blades High School Hockey
The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena
The Skating School at Frank Southern SKATING Ice Arena—Session I Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes SCHOOL The of the Ice Skating Institute’s Learn-to-Skate Program and the
at Frank Southern Ice Arena
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation
U.S. Figure Skating’s Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress from level to level at a steady pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.
All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks. In addition to class time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of independent practice. Details on practice time will be given during the first week of lessons. Registration fee includes skate rental. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to put skates on. Non-registered individuals are not permitted on the ice at any time. All Tot skaters must have a safety (bicycle or skating) helmet. Registration for Skating School Session II begins December 4. Session II classes begin January 11, 2018. Look for Spring Ice Show information in the Winter/Spring 2018 Program Guide!
Adult 3 Adult 2 Adult 1
Level 6 Level 5
As an option, Level 7 and Level 8 skaters may also enroll in Figure Skating while taking Level 7 or Level 8 classes.
SKATING SCHOOL Level 4
Level 2 Level 1 Tot 3
at Frank Southern Ice Arena Tot 2
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation
Parent & Tot
Parent & Tot
We encourage skaters to attend one of our free Assessment Days, when our skate instructors are available to evaluate skating skills and assist with class placement. Tot 1 October 12 • 5:30–7 p.m. Ages 3–6 yrs. No previous skating October 14 • 10:30 a.m.–noon experience required. Participants
For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating, swizzle, and rocking horse. Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop and hop. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 92508-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 92508-B F 5–5:30 p.m. 92508-C Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 92508-D Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 92508-E Sa 12:45–1:15 p.m. 92508-F
Session I dates:
Thursdays: October 19–December 14 Fridays: October 20–December 15 Saturdays: October 21–December 16 $75/in-city, $85/non-city for all sessions except Figure Skating, which is $95/in-city, $105/non-city
Register by 10/18. Classes do not meet November 23–25.
Ages 2–5 yrs. For beginning skaters who need the security of having their parent on the ice with them. The parent must be on the ice during the class. Skaters build confidence through games and basic instruction. F 3:50–4:20 p.m. 92503-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 92503-B
must be able to separate from parents. Learn to fall and recover, march in place and forward, beginning two-foot glide and dip in place. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 92504-A F 3:50-4:20 p.m. 92504-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 92504-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 92504-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 92504-E
Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward two-foot glide, dip, swizzles, backward wiggles and hop. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 92505-A F 3:50–4:20 p.m. 92505-B F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 92505-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 92505-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 92505-E
Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating and backward wiggles. Learn rocking horse, stop in place, and glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Th F F Sa
6:05–6:35 p.m. 3:50–4:20 p.m. 4:25–4:55 p.m. 12:45–1:15 p.m.
92506-A 92506-B 92506-C 92506-D
Skating School instructors.
Th 5:30–6 p.m. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. F 4:25–4:55 p.m. F 5–5:30 p.m. Sa 10:30–11 a.m. Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m.
92507-A 92507-B 92507-C 92507-D 92507-E 92507-F 92507-G 92507-H
For the skater who has passed Level 3. Learn backward two-foot glide, forward edges, two-foot turn turns, lateral marching, and two-foot spin entry. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 92510-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 92510-B Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 92510-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 92510-D
For the skater who has passed Level 4. Learn forward beginning crossovers; moving two-foot turns; backward stroking, one-foot glides, and stops; and side-toe hops. Continue two-foot spins. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 92511-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 92511-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 92511-C Sa 12:15-12:45 p.m. 92511-D
For the skater who has passed Level 5. Learn advanced forward crossovers, backward pumping and edges, two-foot turn sequence, and beginning T-stop. Continue two-foot spins. Th F Sa Sa
6:05–6:35 p.m. 4:25–4:55 p.m. 10:30–11 a.m. 12:15–12:45 p.m.
92512-A 92512-B 92512-C 92512-D
For the skater who has passed Level 6. Learn beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge or shoot-the-duck, bunny hop, T-stops, and beginning spiral. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 92513-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 92513-B
For the skater who has passed Level 7. Learn advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forward inside three-turns, mohawks, hockey stops, spirals, and connecting sequences. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 92514-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 92514-B
Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides and stops. Th Sa
6:05–6:35 p.m. 12:45–1:15 p.m.
Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward jumps, edges, crossovers and two-foot turns. Sa
Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Learn backward pumps, edges, crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin and sequence. Sa
For the skater who has passed Level 8 OR optional addition for skaters currently enrolled in Level 7 or Level 8 who are interested in advanced skills. Emphasis on glides, spins, and jumps. Class time is divided into power skating and freestyle lessons. Enrollment includes eight 65-minute lessons. Th
Ages 6–14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Learn marching, forward two-foot glide, dip, and swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse and stop in place.
For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles. Learn T-position pushes, slaloms, forward pumping, beginning spin, backward alternating pumps, and forward stroking. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 92509-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 92509-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 92509-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 92509-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 92509-E
The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena
Skating School Open House
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 bloomington.in.gov/TLRC Fax: 349-3707 Summer hours: June 1–August 31 Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
The TLRC has an ongoing number of capital improvement projects in an effort to make our facility better. These improvement have the potential to hinder hours of operation, or disrupt use of areas of the facility. We will do our best to communicate any disruption in offerings well in advance.
Daily admissions (non-member)
• Adults ages 18–59 yrs.: $8 • Youth ages 7–17 yrs. and adults ages 60 yrs. and up: $7 • Youth ages 6 yrs. and younger admitted free with adult 18 yrs. and up.
Hours September 1–May 31:
Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Labor Day (September 4): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (November 23): Closed Day after Thanksgiving (November 24): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Eve (December 24): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Day (December 25): Closed New Year’s Eve (December 31): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Facility Manager: Mark Sterner Facility Coordinator: Daren Eads Membership Coordinator: Megan Stark Aquatics/Program Coordinator: Chelsea Price
The Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides members with many choices to create a wellness plan that offers variety and challenge. Stop by and see how the TLRC can be a part of your fitness goals. Membership benefits include: • Indoor 1/5-mile rubberized track • Five basketball courts • Indoor turf field • Expanded weight room • Cardio studio • Two group exercise studios • FREE group exercise for members • Discounted personal training packages
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Automatic Monthly Debit** Monthly
Student Under 18 yrs. or with valid college or university ID
$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$30/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$155 One up-front payment. Savings of $25 over monthly rate.
$270 One up-front payment. Savings of $90 over monthly rate.
$35/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$40/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$200 One up-front payment. Savings of $40 over monthly rate.
$360 One up-front payment. Savings of $120 over monthly rate.
Senior age 60 yrs. and up
$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$35/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$175 One up-front payment. Savings of $35 over monthly rate.
$315 One up-front payment. Savings of $105 over monthly rate.
Two Person Must reside in the same household.
$55/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$60/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$300 One up-front payment. Savings of $60 over monthly rate.
$540 One up-front payment. Savings of $180 over monthly rate.
Two Seniors age 60 yrs. and up. Must reside in the same household.
$45/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$50/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$250 One up-front payment. Savings of $50 over monthly rate.
$450 One up-front payment. Savings of $150 over monthly rate.
Family Max. 2 adults and dependent children living in the same household
$65/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.
$70/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.
$350 One up-front payment. Savings of $70 over monthly rate.
$630 One up-front payment. Savings of $210 over monthly rate.
*There is a one-time capital fee of $20 for each new member. **Automatic Monthly Debit requires a 12-month commitment. Cancelling before the 12-month commitment is reached will result in a $20 early termination fee. ***Automatic Monthly Debit, Six-month and 12-month memberships can be put on freeze for up to three months in a 12-month period.
Party Room rental includes tables and chairs. Decorating, setup, and cleanup must be done during the rental time, or additional time can be added. Renters are responsible for their own decorations, party supplies, tableware, food service utensils, and equipment (e.g. basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls). $40/hour for use of the party room only $60/hour includes use of one basketball court $75/hour includes use of Studio A or B $100/hour includes use of the turf (April–September) $125/hour includes use of the turf (October–March) The studios offer wood floors and full-length mirrors. Court, turf, and studio room rental time runs simultaneously with the party room rental time.
For more information on booking a party, call 349-3720. Rental fees MUST be paid in full at the time of the reservation to secure the date.
Gift of Wellness
rea s Rec in Lake , IN on Tw ington mingt Rd., Bloom p.m. and Sa o lo B field y of m.–10
5 a. oom W. Bl y–Friday, 1700 Monda Open
Give a gift that will make a difference in : someone’s life. A gift certificate to the s is to ellnes w f o ift Twin Lakes Recreation Center opens the This g : door to fitness and fun! With a full fitness From center, group exercise classes such as ZUMBA For: and Pilates, five newly refinished basketball courts, an indoor 1/5-mile track and indoor turf field, your special someone will have access to a whole world of wellness. Gift certificates are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase. To purchase a TLRC gift certificate, stop by the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Gift Ce
: Sold by
TLRC Personal Trainers develop a fitness program customized for you!
Program Room $40 Studio A $60 Studio B $55 Basketball practice/court $25/hour Basketball competition/tournament $40/per court/per hour Turf field non-prime (April–September)
Turf field prime (October–March)
Entire Lower Level
Corporate Wellness Programs
For more information, see page 28.
Parks Partnerships at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center The Twin Lakes Recreation Center receives thousands of visits every year. It’s where community members go in pursuit of healthy, active lifestyles, and is a destination for players, coaches, spectators, and parents who come for local and regional basketball, soccer, and other sports tournaments. To find out more about adding the TLRC to your company’s marketing strategy, learn about Parks Partnerships on page 38.
Healthy Heart Tip!
See pages 28–32 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.
Exercise is linked to better sleep! Regular participation in physical activities such as walking, yoga, Pilates, group exercise classes, running, golfing, skating, and gardening, all contribute to a better night’s sleep.
As the cost of health care continues to grow, companies are exploring ways to prevent illness and reduce health risks for their employees while realizing the overall benefits of a healthy workforce. From a healthy lifestyle to a healthy workplace, the TLRC staff is here to help you customize a wellness program that fits your company’s goals and health care mission. For more information, contact our Membership Coordinator, Megan Stark, at 349-3770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: rtificate expire
Facility rental (per hour) Party Room
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Party Room Rental at Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Parks and Trails
The B-Line Trail runs from Adams St. to Country Club Dr. through downtown area and the Switchyard. The B-Line connects to the Bloomington Rail Trail offering a total of 5.1 miles of trail. AMENITIES: Lighting, picnic tables, benches, two drinking fountains with pet bowls, drinking fountain and jug filler at CSX building, three fitness stations, public art, Porta John, and limestone accents PARKING: Street parking spaces and various downtown locations and the former CSX rail yard office building at 245 W. Grimes Ln. TRAIL: 3.1 miles, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Completely accessible
A 0.32-mile paved trail between Walnut and Henderson Streets, north of Miller Drive. The B-Link will eventually connect to the B-Line Trail and to the future entrance of the Switchyard Park. ACCESSIBILITY: Trail is accessible.
Bloomington Rail Trail
The Bloomington Rail Trail has a trailhead located at W. Country Club Dr., between S. Rogers St. and S. Old SR 37. This trail connects to both the Clear Creek Trail and the B-Line Trail. AMENITIES: Benches, drinking fountain at Clear Creek trailhead PARKING: Trailhead at Country Club Dr. TRAIL: 2.0 miles, gravel ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
Located at 704 W. Graham Dr., this unique neighborhood park is the result of a partnership between Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Monroe County Community School Corporation. AMENITIES: Small, unreservable shelter with grill, youth and tot playgrounds, basketball court, picnic tables, drinking fountain, and benches PARKING: Available at park ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking, playground and picnic shelter are accessible.
Located at 1001 S. Henderson St. AMENITIES: Three baseball/softball fields (unlighted), four basketball goals (lighted), two youth playgrounds, one tot playground, three reservable shelters (see page 13), five drinking fountains, sand volleyball court, five tennis courts, three horseshoe pits, fitness area, seasonal restrooms, yearround Porta John, picnic tables and Bryan Park Pool (open seasonally). PARKING: Woodlawn Ave., Henderson St., Smith Ave. and Bryan Park Pool. Additional parking available across Woodlawn Avenue from pool and tennis courts. TRAIL: .8 miles (loop), paved; .25 miles (Streamside Trail) ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking space, restroom, juvenile and preschool playgrounds, basketball courts, creekside walking trail, and Woodlawn Shelter are accessible.
Building Trades Park
Located at 619 W. Howe St. AMENITIES: Five basketball goals, two playgrounds, two shelters with grills (one reservable—see page 13), seasonal restrooms, two drinking fountains, and a large open play field. PARKING: Off W. Howe St. TRAIL: .25 miles, paved, boardwalk ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking in W. Howe St. lot, shelter and playground are accessible.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens
Located at 812 W. Ninth St. The Butler Park Community Gardens include 41 organic gardening plots for rent. For more information, call 349-3700. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals, ballfield, drinking fountain, two small, unreservable shelters with grills, seasonal restroom, playground, and fitness stations PARKING: Two small parking lots TRAIL: .36-mile loop, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking, playground is accessible.
Lower Cascades Park is located at 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37. Dedicated in August 1924, Lower Cascades Park was the City of Bloomington’s first park. AMENITIES: Two softball fields, playground, two reservable shelters (see page 15 for details), three drinking fountains, seasonal restrooms and limestone picnic tables Cascades Park Trail—1.4 miles, accessible. Kinser Pk. to Sycamore Shelter to Stone Mill Rd. PARKING: Available at shelters, ballfields, and playground ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking, playground is accessible. Upper Cascades Park and Skate Park are located at 3550 N. Kinser Pk. and is home to the Cascades Golf Course. The Skate Park at 2602 N. Kinser Pk. features a 10'-deep bowl, concrete ramps, rails and other terrain for use by skateboarders and in-line skaters. AMENITIES: Playground, 27-hole golf course (see page 5), year-round Porta Johns, Skate Park, benches and one large, reservable shelter (Lions Den, see page 13 for details) PARKING: Cascades Clubhouse, Lions Den shelter, and Skate Park ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking at clubhouse, playground and shelter are accessible.
Clear Creek Trail
The Clear Creek Trail has trailheads located at Tapp Rd., That Rd. and Church Ln. AMENITIES: Tapp Rd. and That Rd. trailheads have a year-round Porta John and bench. A drinking fountain with pet bowl is located between the Rockport Rd. crossing and That Rd. trailhead. Church Ln. trailhead has a year-round Porta John and bench. PARKING: Church Ln., That Rd. and Tapp Rd. trailheads TRAIL: 2.4 miles, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Trail and parking lots are accessible.
Located at 600 W. 16th St. AMENITIES: Four basketball goals, 18-hole frisbee golf course (bdgc.org), playground, drinking fountain, and small, unreservable shelter. PARKING: Off West 16th St. near Mills Pool and 12th St. ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking spaces, playground is accessible.
Ferguson Dog Park
Located at 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd. Fenced, off-leash dog park divided into separate areas for large and small dogs. Non-aggressive dogs that are at least four months of age, are spayed or neutered, and are up to date on all vaccinations are welcome to visit. AMENITIES: Drinking fountain with pet bowl, seasonal dog rinse stations, picnic tables, benches, dog waste bag stations, shade structure, year-round Porta John, dog play structures PARKING: Gravel lot ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking, accessible Porta John
Located at 2000 E. Winslow Rd. 31.5 acres of land known as the “Goat Farm” donated by the Sherman Rogers family in 2007. TRAIL: Barn loop—5,090' paved and turf trail connecting to the Jackson Creek Trail
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is located at 3300 N. Headley Rd. 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. Rowboat, kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rentals are available seasonally at Griffy Lake boathouse. To protect wildlife and visitors, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Nearby Ferguson Dog Park (4300 N. Stone Mill Rd.) accommodates dogs off-leash. For more information, call 349-3700. The surface of the lake often freezes in winter with varying ice conditions that can be hazardous. The City of Bloomington assumes no responsibility for accidents resulting from individuals venturing onto the ice. Catch the wave of stand up paddleboards and glide across the water!
Griffy Lake Rental Fees
Canoe/Kayak/Rowboat /SUP Rental
(Two-hour limit on holidays/weekends) ........................................................................... $8/hour
10-Rental Pass..................................................................$70 Available for purchase at the boathouse during normal business hours. Groups wishing to make boat rental reservations Monday through Friday may do so by calling Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759. We do not reserve boats on weekends or holidays. Privately owned boat launch fees: $70/season, $7/day Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Boathouse hours: April and October: Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. May–August: Daily, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. September: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November–March: Closed Boathouse phone: 349-3732
Griffy Lake Trails: Trail guides are available at the Bloomington
For information about programs at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, see pages 26–27.
Highland Village Park
Located at 950 S. Harvey Dr. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals, play field, drinking fountain, small, unreservable shelter with grill, and playground PARKING: Limited space available TRAIL: .33-mile loop, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Playground/swings and trail are accessible.
Located at 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd. The trail can be accessed from E. Stratum Way. AMENITIES: .4-mile loop, natural surface PARKING: E. Stratum Way visitor parking ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
Leonard Springs Nature Park
Located at 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Leonard Springs contains both Leonard Springs and Shirley Springs in addition to caves, steep, forested slopes and a wetland. AMENITIES: Restrooms, picnic tables, interpretive trail, and a steep, scenic 101-step staircase PARKING: Available at lot on Leonard Springs Rd. TRAIL: 1 mile, natural surface ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
Located at 1500 N. College Ave., this park stores and cleanses storm water, by way of ponds and native plants. AMENITIES: Benches, decorative waterfall, drinking fountain with pet bowl, public art, native landscaping PARKING: West 17th St., additional parking available across N. Walnut St. and S. College Ave. adjacent to the park TRAIL: .59-mile loop, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking in W. 17th St. lot, trail is accessible.
Located at 2300 E. Canada Dr. AMENITIES: Multipurpose play fields (lighted, reservable), reservable shelter (Young Pavilion, see page 13 for details), seasonal restrooms, and playground. Call 349-3700 to reserve play fields. PARKING: Large parking lot TRAIL: .5-mile paved loop connecting to the Jackson Creek Trail and Sherwood Oaks Park ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking, playground and shelter are accessible.
Park Ridge Park
Located at 3421 E. Longview Ave. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals, playground, small, unreservable shelter with grill, and bike path to the bypass PARKING: Cul-de-sac next to park ACCESSIBILITY: Shelter and playground are accessible.
Park Ridge East Park
Located at 4221 E. Morningside Dr. AMENITIES: Basketball court, playground, small, unreservable shelter with grill, drinking fountain, and two tennis courts. PARKING: Along Morningside Dr. ACCESSIBILITY: Shelter and playground are accessible.
Located at 501 E. Kirkwood Ave. AMENITIES: Benches, tables, drinking fountain, murals, stone sculpture, and mosaic tiles PARKING: Available on Kirkwood Ave. and surrounding streets ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible
Parks and Recreation office and the Griffy Lake boathouse. Please respect this fragile environment by remaining on the marked trails. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-road vehicles are strictly prohibited. AMENITIES: Seasonal restrooms and picnic tables next to boathouse PARKING: Available by the boathouse (3300 N. Headley Rd.) TRAILS: 10+ miles total, wood chip and natural: Wetlands Trail .3 miles, Nature Trail .4 miles (loop), Griffy Creek Trail 1.5 miles, Hiking Trail 1.6 miles (loop) ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible canoe and kayak launch
Phase I of the Jackson Creek Trail, from the Winslow/High Street roundabout to Olcott Park, opened in October 2010. AMENITIES: Shade bench and drinking fountain PARKING: Olcott Park, Sherwood Oaks Park, and Jackson Creek Middle School TRAIL: .6 miles, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Trail and parking lots are accessible.
Parks and Trails
Jackson Creek Trail
Parks and Trails
RCA Community Park
Located at 1400 W. RCA Park Dr. AMENITIES: Two basketball courts (lighted), two baseball/softball fields, seasonal restrooms, three tennis courts, two pickleball courts, large play field, and two reservable shelters (see page 13 for details) PARKING: RCA Park Drive lot TRAILS: .7 miles, paved interpretive trail, and .74 miles, natural surface trail ACCESSIBILITY: Interpretive walking trail is accessible. Shelter and parking are accessible.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Located at 1100 W. Fourth St. Burial records are available at bloomington.in.gov/burials. 4' x 5' ground cremation plots and mausoleum cremation niches available for sale. Contact the office for more information. OFFICE: 930 W. Fourth St. Contact: Barb Dunbar at 349-3498 AMENITIES: Paved service drives, dog waste bag station. Dogs must be leashed. PARKING: On Fourth St. and along service drives ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
Schmalz Farm Park
Located at 3010 E. Daniel St. AMENITIES: Schmalz barn, playground, benches, play field, small unreservable shelter, drinking fountain, and picnic tables PARKING: On E. Daniel St. ACCESSIBILITY: Playground and shelter are accessible.
Located at 100 W. Second St. The original site of the Indiana State Seminary (1820). AMENITIES: Paved plaza with benches PARKING: Seminary Square shopping complex across College Ave. ACCESSIBILITY: Park is accessible.
Sherwood Oaks Park
Located at 1600 E. Elliston Dr. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals, play fields, two tennis courts, drinking fountain with pet bowl, small, unreservable shelter, trail leads to Olcott Park. PARKING: Parking lot next to park TRAILS: Access to the Jackson Creek Trail ACCESSIBILITY: Tennis courts are accessible.
Located on a cul-de-sac in the Sycamore Knolls neighborhood at 1600 Sycamore Ct. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals, playground, small, unreservable shelter with picnic table and two grills, tennis courts, drinking fountains, and a paved path through the park. The Renwick Trail, a .36-mile paved path, connects the parking lot off Moores Pk. to College Mall Rd. PARKING: Small parking area at end of cul-de-sac ACCESSIBILITY: Playground and shelter are accessible.
Located at 245 W. Grimes Ln. The City of Bloomington owns a total of 65.29 acres of former railroad property. In 2012 the Department completed a comprehensive Master Plan to guide the development of the new Park. Construction in the new park is scheduled to begin in 2018.
Twin Lakes Sports Park
Located at 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. AMENITIES: Four softball fields (lighted), playground, picnic tables, drinking fountains, concession stand (when games are in play), and seasonal restrooms PARKING: Parking for 300 vehicles TRAILS: .7 miles, natural surface ACCESSIBILITY: Playground is accessible, designated parking space, ballfields are accessible
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
Located at 331 S. Washington St. AMENITIES: Playground, stage, fountain, and drinking fountain with pet bowl PARKING: Available behind the stage along S. Lincoln St. and S. Washington St. ACCESSIBILITY: Designated parking space behind the stage; sidewalk and playground are accessible.
Wapehani Mountain Bike Park
Located at 3401 W. Wapehani Rd. Waivers are available at the Parks and Recreation office. Please don’t ride the trails when they’re muddy! TRAIL: 5.0 miles, dirt AMENITIES: Year-round Porta John PARKING: Gravel lot at the end of Wapehani Rd., limited spaces ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
White Oak Cemetery
Located at 1200 W. Seventh St. Burial records are available at bloomington.in.gov/burials. 4' x 10' individual plots available for sale. Green burial plots also available. Contact the office for more information. OFFICE: 930 W. Fourth St. Contact: Barb Dunbar at 349-3498 AMENITIES: Greenspace and 1989 Pioneer Memorial PARKING: Parking available on street and on service drive ACCESSIBILITY: Inaccessible
Winslow Sports Complex
Located at 2800 S. Highland Ave., just south of the YMCA AMENITIES: Six baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playground, play field, seasonal restrooms, and drinking fountain near tennis courts PARKING: Lot located off S. Highland, additional parking at Winslow Woods Park TRAILS: 1 mile, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Playground, restroom on south side, and parking are accessible.
Winslow Woods Park & Willie Streeter Community Gardens
Located at 2120 S. Highland Ave., just north of Winslow Sports Complex. AMENITIES: Two basketball goals (unlighted), one playground, one play field, year-round Porta John, one large, reservable shelter (see page 13), picnic tables, a drinking fountain and Willie Streeter Community Gardens. Home of the Bloomington Community Orchard—bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org PARKING: Parking available at shelter ACCESSIBILITY: Parking, community gardens and shelter are accessible.
Shelter house reservations may be made in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office, Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Shelter reservations may also be made online. Shelters are available for rental April 1 through October 31. Reservations are accepted year round on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bryan Park—Henderson Shelter
$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays
This shelter is near Henderson St. and houses 25–30 people. The shelter has a grill and water.
Bryan Park—North Shelter
$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays
This shelter is located near the north side of the park. It houses approximately 25–30 people and has a grill, water, and electrical outlets.
Bryan Park—Woodlawn Group Shelter $63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays
This shelter is near Woodlawn Ave. It houses approximately 120 people, is wheelchair accessible, and has grills, electrical outlets, lights, and water.
Building Trades Park Shelter
$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays
Across from IU Health Bloomington on Second St., this shelter houses 25–30 people. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a grill.
Lower Cascades Park—Sycamore Shelter $73 weekdays/$88 weekends and holidays
Located in the lower portion of Cascades Park, this shelter houses approximately 75 people. Bathrooms (open seasonally) are a part of the building, and the shelter has grills, electrical outlets, lights, fireplace, water, drinking fountain, playground access, and a large parking lot. It is wheelchair accessible.
Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter $63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays
This shelter houses approximately 75 people. It has electrical outlets, lights, a fireplace, playground access, grills, drinking fountain, and a sand volleyball court nearby.
Olcott Park—Young Pavilion
Ballfield Rentals Bryan Park Fields 1 and 2
Bryan Park ballfields 1 and 2 are available for rent Saturdays and Sundays for baseball and softball practices. These fields are unlighted and rent for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or email@example.com.
Bryan Park Field 3
Bryan Park ballfield 3 is available for rent seven days a week for baseball or softball practices. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall.
Butler Park Field
Butler Park ballfield is available for rent seven days a week. Butler has a 200' fence. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or email@example.com. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall.
Lower Cascades Park
Lower Cascades Park has two 200' fenced fields with lights. Lower Cascades ballfields are located at 3601 N. Old State Road 37. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olcott Park has two multi-purpose fields that can be used for a variety of activities including soccer and football. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or email@example.com.
Twin Lakes Sports Park
Twin Lakes has four 300' fenced fields with lights. For reservation information contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winslow Sports Complex
Shelter Rentals and Ballfield Rentals
Shelter House Rentals
Winslow Sports Complex has four 200' fenced fields with lights and two senior baseball fields with lights. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or email@example.com.
$63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays
This round pavilion can accommodate 50–75 people. It is wheelchair accessible, has picnic tables, a group grill, and electrical outlets.
RCA Community Park—Small Shelter $50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays
Located off Rockport Rd./Countryside Ln. on RCA Park Dr., this accessible shelter houses approximately 25–30 people. It has a grill.
$58 weekdays/$68 weekends and holidays
This shelter can accommodate 85 people and has adult and children’s picnic tables, group grills, electrical outlets and lights, and is wheelchair accessible.
Upper Cascades Park—Lions Den Shelter
Twin Lakes Sports Park
$63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays
This accessible shelter can accommodate 100–120 people. An accessible playground is nearby, with adult and children’s picnic tables, electrical outlets, lights, two grills, and a drinking fountain located at the shelter.
Winslow Woods Park Shelter
$58 weekdays/$68 weekends and holidays
Located off S. Highland Ave., this accessible shelter houses approximately 120 people and has grills and an accessible playground, electrical outlets, lights, and a drinking fountain.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
RCA Community Park—Large Shelter
Farmers’ Market/Community Events
April–September 8 a.m.–1 p.m. October–November 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
401 N. Morton St.
June–September 4–7 p.m.
Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market
Find the freshest, locally grown array of farm products south-central Indiana has to offer every Saturday morning, April-November, at the largest farmers’ market in the state. The aisles of the Market overflow with vegetables, annual and perennial plants, products from small dairies, flowers, meats, cheeses, and so much more. The Market often feels like equal parts shopping, socializing, and treasure hunt. Meet friends and enjoy breakfast or lunch (or both!) at the Market B-Line Café and take in local musical performances and special events. Come early and enjoy getting to know local farmers! For up-to-date information during the growing season on product availability, vendor profiles, the weekly entertainment schedule and a guide to Saturday Market parking, visit bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket. The Farmers’ Market is smoke free. Restrooms and an ATM are available in City Hall during Market hours. Pets are not permitted on the paved area of Showers Common (where farm vendors display their goods) nor in the Market B-Line Café area.
Naturalist at Market
Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resources programs.
The Tuesday Market provides another opportunity to purchase more locally grown produce directly from the farmer that grew it. Enjoy live music and mingle with friends at this convenient, mid-week Market and gather or re-stock your tomatoes, melons and other fresh items. Nearby parking (including free parking in Showers Common after 5 p.m.) makes this Market an easy stop on your way home from work. The Tuesday Market is located next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side location at the intersection of Sixth and Madison Streets.
8 a.m.–1 p.m. August 12 September 9 9 a.m.–1 p.m. October 14 Showers Plaza, Eighth and Morton Streets
Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the displays, sales, and demonstrations of visual arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Farmers’ Market the second Saturdays of the season, then browse for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, call 349-3725.
The Market Doubles SNAP Benefits
Use your Hoosier Works Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to exchange Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for Market Bucks. We double the value of your EBT/SNAP purchase at both Saturday and Tuesday Markets. Spend up to $18 with your EBT card and get up to $36 of fresh food per visit. The Market Bucks are available in $3 increments inside City Hall during Market hours. Market Bucks can be used like cash to purchase eligible food items including fruits, vegetables, eggs, breads, honey, maple syrup, meat, cheese, and other dairy products from participating Market vendors.
Farmers’ Market Gift Certificates
Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a gift certificate good for buying Market goods from almost all the vendors at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, including the artists in A Fair of the Arts? Gift certificates are available for purchase with cash or check in the City Hall atrium at Market or in the Parks and Recreation office, Suite 250 in City Hall, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with cash, check or credit card. Gift certificates are good for one year from date of issue.
Farmers’ Market Advisory Council
The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of nine members representing Market customers and vendors. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Parks and Recreation staff on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Parks and Recreation conference room (Suite 250 inside City Hall) and are open to the public. For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at 349-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Market Parking
Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays. Free Market Parking:
• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “EM-S” Permit spaces.
Pay Market Parking:
• On-street metered spaces ($1/hour) • Morton Street Garage—entrance on Morton Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets ($0.50/hour)
• Bike parking is plentiful with temporary racks along the B-Line Trail and additional racks in front of City Hall.
Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market
Saturday, August 19 9–11:30 a.m. Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. For all ages. • FREE Experience the spectrum of heirloom tomatoes the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has to offer. Yellow, orange, purple, green— you’ll be able to taste a kaleidoscope of colors. Expand your horizons beyond the common red tomato!
Muddy Fork Pizza Party and Beverage Lab Sunday, September 17 • 4–7 p.m.
Spend a Sunday getting closer to your food.
$30 • For all ages.
Muddy Fork Bakery, home to Indiana’s only wood-fired, brick-oven bakery, is hosting a pizza party and beverage lab. You’ll not only be able to make pizza, baked at 800 degrees next to a live fire, but also learn about and taste some of the delicious beverages offered at Market. SamUel Sveen, who started Uel Zing with a yellow bike cart in 2013, will demonstrate the cold brew coffee making process. Aahaa Chai believes in self-realization through tea. You’ll learn about the different types of teas, the health benefits of spices and how to brew an authentic chai at home. It’s Kind Kombucha’s philosophy that a healthy body yields a clear mind. Their brewer will demonstrate how to brew this drink at home, providing starter kits for those interested. Participants will rotate between workshops while enjoying delicious pizza. We’ll cap off the evening with homemade chai and coffee ice cream.
Bus departs City Hall at 3:45 p.m. Register by 9/12 • 96501-A For more information, visit bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket. Co-sponsored by:
Saturday, October 7
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Showers Plaza FREE • For all ages. “Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks.” —Liberty Hyde Bailey
Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers’ Market with the fruit of our area growers’ labors. Find a perfectly meaty, soft-skinned apple for an afternoon snack or a just-right firm and crisp apple for your favorite crisps and pies. Apple Tasting will rock you to the core!
People who walk, bike, run, and play in nature are more likely to have a positive state of mind than people who exercise indoors. Go outside for your next workout; your brain will thank you!
Saturday, November 4 Showers Plaza 10:30 a.m. FREE For all ages.
Few things are more comforting than cold hands wrapped around a warm cup of soup. The weather may be cooling down, but the soup is heating up for the eleventh annual Soup Tasting on Showers Plaza. Celebrate this cool weather harvest from field and farm as area chefs showcase their expertise with this versatile comfort food. Sampling is warmly encouraged!
Healthy Heart Tip!
Farmers’ Market/Community Events
dia n I n w o Homegrrm Tour Fa
Farmers’ Market/Community Events
Drool in the Pool 13th Annual
City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.
Saturday, November 25 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE
Don’t miss the 15th annual Holiday Market! Shop for locally grown farm products, and arts and fine crafts created by local artisans, all while listening to the music of the season. The TubaSantas fill the Market with holiday spirit, and St. Nick and his reindeer will visit too!
For more information, call 349-3700 or visit bloomington.in.gov/parks. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
LOCAL FARM VENDORS ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS VISIT WITH ST. NICK CARRIAGE AND TRAIN RIDES (additional cost) … AND MORE!
Top Dog Sponsors:
Hot Dog Sponsor: Freitag & Martoglio, LLC
Wednesday, August 16 Thursday, August 17 5–8 p.m. • Mills Pool $5/dog (max. 1 dog per person) Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days for swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and a jumping contest. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests and more swimming. A quick draw caricaturist will be at the event both nights and various pet-related businesses and organizations will be on hand during the second night only. Dog guards are on duty to supervise any dogs gone wild. Both the shallow play area and the main pool are open for all dogs to enjoy; the deep end is closed. All leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Humans are not allowed to swim during Drool in the Pool. Help us keep the water clean. Prior to the event engage your dog in a high-energy activity to avoid feces in the water. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. Dogs are required to be at least six months of age. No retractable leads. We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior.
OWNERS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM A VETERINARIAN SHOWING THEIR DOG’S CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION TO ATTEND.
Visit the Holiday Market for a variety of locally grown farm products, arts and fine crafts, activities, and entertainment.
Indiana law requires that the rabies vaccination tag be worn at all times. All dogs will be checked on site by City of Bloomington Animal Control. Dogs without written proof of current rabies vaccination will not be allowed in the event. A rabies tag alone is not sufficient! To move faster through admissions, download and complete a registration form from our Web site prior to the event.
For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.
Peoples Park Concerts
Tuesdays NEW TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. • Rain date: 9/12
The Peoples Park concert series now takes place in the early evening! Whether on your way home from work or heading out to dinner, stop by the park for a free, live concert by an ever-changing lineup of Bloomington’s favorite local musicians. Date Performance group Style August 15 Amigo Fields acoustic bilingual Americana August 22
August 29 Hoosier Darling September 5
harmony trio— originals and favorites singer-songwriter
Sundays in Bryan Park
5:30–8:30 p.m. • Back-to-back bands
Date Performance group Style August 20 Martinie’s Boogie Three piano dance bop party Jenn Cristy high-energy piano rock
Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Sunday, August 27 • 6:30 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
Baker Family Dentistry CFC, Inc. Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services ISU—The May Agency Siwy Plastic Surgery Sterling Real Estate
Baugh Enterprises BloomBank MainSource Bank Stephen R. Miller, CPA, PC Rapid Reproductions Relish Roto-Rooter Plumbers
Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies in the parks on the big screen. Locations include Bryan Park, Reverend Ernest D. Butler Park, and Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park. Please be aware that some of the movies may have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times below. Pre-movie activities begin 30 minutes before the movie start time. Rain dates are the Saturday following a rainout.
BioLife • The Dog House • ISU—The May Agency Oliver Winery • Secretly Distribution and Secretly Group World Wide Automotive Service
Pete’s Dragon (2016—PG)
August 18 • 9 p.m. • Bryan Park
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015—PG-13)
August 25 • 8:15 p.m. • Butler Park
Secret Life of Pets (2016—PG)
September 1 • 8:45 p.m. • Bryan Park
Double Indemnity (1951—NR) September 8 • 8:35 p.m. Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park
September 15 • 8:30 p.m. • Bryan Park For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.
2018 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians The Performing Arts Series takes place at a variety of venues around Bloomington and showcases local musicians. Applications will be available online at bloomington.in.gov/concerts in October 2017. Completed applications must be received by Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. There is a $10 application fee. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, and cost. For details call 349-3725.
Thank you to our sponsors Diamond Record:
Movies in the Parks
The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Enjoy free, outdoor performances in venues throughout the city. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic basket and become immersed in the sights and sounds of the Performing Arts Series.
Junk in the Trunk
Saturday, August 19 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Frank Southern Ice Arena
The Junk in the Trunk community rummage sale is recycling and treasure hunting at the same time! There is plenty of room inside Frank Southern Ice Arena for many different yard sale vendors to set up and sell unwanted furniture, books, clothing, toys, household goods, and more. Free parking is available at Frank Southern Ice Arena and Bloomington High School South. Junk in the Trunk takes place rain or shine.
k n u r T e h t n i k Jun For more information about Junk in the Trunk, or to receive a vendor application, contact 349-3700.
Junk in the Trunk vendors:
Junk in the Trunk vendor spaces are $20 per person. Vendors are given a space approximately 10' x 15' inside Frank Southern Ice Arena. Vendor information can be picked up at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office or found online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Register by 8/16.
Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made by creatures of the water, earth and sky that are found in all our outdoor spaces. Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is free. Bring your own seating.
Mammals Musical guest Hoosier Darling September 22 • 7:30 p.m. RCA Community Park
Hawks Musical guest Fiddle ‘n’ Feet October 13 • 7:30 p.m. Lower Cascades Park
For more information, call 349-3725. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754. Series of events for dogs and their families at Ferguson Dog Park!
Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
Saturday, October 7 • 1–3 p.m.
Follow Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook, or btownparks on Instagram, to find out where and when we will hold new “pop-up” programs in the parks!
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
Costumes for pets are undignified, but fun. Dress up for Howl-O’-Ween, you won’t be the only one! There are competitions for fun and prizes, a costume contest, and maybe a few surprises!
Saturday, December 9 • 1–3 p.m. It’s a howliday pawty at the dog park! Join the fun with holiday-themed games and activities, including photos with Santa Paws!
All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior. Dogs must be current with all vaccinations to attend. All dog park rules apply. Visit bloomington.in.gov/dogpark for a list of dog park rules. Proceeds from Yappy Hours events are used to help fund Ferguson Dog Park amenities. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.
Saturday, October 21 1–4 p.m. ● RCA Community Park $4/child • Geared toward ages 1–10 yrs. One adult admitted free with paid child’s admission. $2 each additional adult. Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience.
Saturday, November 4
Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd.
The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairytale characters! Stop at stations to trick-or-treat, play giant Jenga, and let your little ones get creative building with the Rigamajig, a giant wooden playset. We’ll also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o’-lantern fun!
Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device. Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children’s area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!
Friday, October 27 • 7–8:30 p.m. FREE • Bryan Park* Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.
*Rain location: Monroe County Public Library auditorium
For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754. A community event presented by: Bloomington Storytellers Guild
Monroe County Fairgrounds For more information and a list of launcher rules, call 349-3748 or visit bloomington.in.gov/pumpkinlaunch.
An ink-black night with leering jack-o’-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 34 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark.
•Y outh Human Powered (ages 16 yrs. and under) • Student Human Powered (high school or college students) • Adult Human Powered Launcher team registration deadline is October 27. Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted. Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)
Living and Learning
F r id a y s 5 :3 0 –7 :3 0 p .m .
$ 5 p e r f a m il y Banneker Community Center
e-In Banneker Drivd car, decorate it,
rdboar gster build a ca movie, complete Help your youn eal live driv in then enjoy a re treats. Attendees may take with snacks and of the event. em at the end th h it w rs ca r thei . w/parent.
rs For ages 2–6 y 2-A • 8 r e b m te p e S • 9750 Register by 9/8
Party n e e w o l l a H y r e! Hear scary t -So-Sca
good tim e for a howling um st co ary) stories, in ss re D and not TOO sc , jam to e, at ri op pr ap h games (but ageafts, play ghoulis eat! make creepy cr of course, get a Halloween tr d, an t. ic n us monster m –7 yrs. w/pare
or ages 2 October 27 • F by 10/27 • 97503-A Register
nza a g a v a r t x E t s i t to Mad Scien anneker gym in
es turn the B Sensory activiti ! Help your little one become tory , a science labora with fun experiments, games t is nt r! of matte a mad scie ore about states t. and learning m 8 yrs. w/paren
• For ages 3– November 17 by 11/17 • 97505-A Register
nt Candy Ct ita’snnicee anHduwarm inside
bu It ’s cold outside, munity Center! Bring your m the Banneker Co ate the holiday season with br le ! little ones to ce fun winter games, and snacks , ts af nt. cr re ne a ca candy s 2–7 yrs. w/p
• For age December 15 by 12/15 • 97504-A Register
The Banneker Community Center is brimming with toys and activities for your child, and comfortable carpeting and seating for you! Activities are frequently provided by Banneker staff and community partners while the play room is open for free play. Instructor: Jennifer Perry M–F 7/31–12/22 • 9 a.m.–noon FREE • For ages newborn–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center
Preschool Story Hour
Storybooks come alive on Monday mornings. Music, movement, and making new friends enhance the richness of children’s literature. Crafts and hands-on activities extend the fun and learning. Instructor: Jennifer Perry M 7/31–12/18 • 10–11 a.m. FREE • For all ages. Banneker Community Center
This drop-in, half-hour snuggle and play time is set aside for you and baby. Sing, dance, wiggle, tickle, and read together, plus meet other adults with young children. Instructor: Jennifer Perry W 8/2–12/20 • 11–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 2 yrs. and under w/parent. Banneker Community Center
Young artists explore the joy of creativity with colors, shapes, and different artistic media. Each meeting includes a short circle time and a story related to the theme. After each session, artists in training will be able to take their creations home to display! Instructor: Jennifer Perry Th 10/12–11/16 • 10–11 a.m. • Register by 10/5 • 97501-A $30/in-city, $35/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center
Sports and Fitness Turf Time for Toddlers
The indoor turf field at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides you and your young child with ample space to run, play, and practice ball throwing, catching and kicking skills. This free-time play is parent or caretaker supervised physical play. TLRC staff does not supervise this area during the program and children cannot be dropped off without supervision. For more information, contact the TLRC at 349-3720. Free for TLRC members. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m. $5, FREE for TLRC members • For ages 1–6 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA
Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 6–9.
Instructor: Zach Hensel
A fun introduction to coach-pitch baseball for 5- and 6-year-olds. Players receive instruction in all basics of the sport, and will apply what they have learned in games. The games are non-competitive and no scores are kept. Players who are not able to hit a pitched ball will be able to use a tee while learning. Parents are welcome to assist. Each session includes instruction and game play. Sa 9/9–10/7 • 10 a.m.–noon $65 • For ages 5–6 yrs. w/parent. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields
Youth Living and Learning
Break Days Summer fun ... when school’s out!
Register online at jumpstartsports.com.
T-Birds Tee Ball
Instructional tee ball for 3- and 4-year-olds. Players learn the basics of catching, fielding, throwing, and hitting, then apply what they’ve learned in fun, non-competitive games. Parents are encouraged to participate in the coaching and are provided practice plans and assistance with coaching young children. Sa 9/9–10/7 • 10 a.m.–noon $65 • For ages 3–4 yrs. w/parent. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields
Players ages 4–5 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity and comfort with the ball! Class does not meet during MCCSC fall or Thanksgiving break weeks. Instructor: Chris Doran Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net. Summer: Th 9/7–10/12 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall: M 9/18–10/30 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: M 11/6–1218 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: Th 11/9–12/21 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: F 11/10–12/22 • 5–5:45 p.m. $65 • For ages 4–5 yrs. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Basketball Future Stars
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
Fee Register by
Monday, October 9
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 7
Wednesday, December 27
Thursday, December 28
Friday, December 29
Wednesday, January 3
Thursday, January 4
Friday, January 5
Allison-Jukebox Community Center 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. NEW L O C AT IO N! Break Days are for students in grades K–6. Registration fee is $35/student/day, and includes all snacks, field trips and activity supplies for the entire day. Lunch is not provided. Online registration is not available for Break Days. To register, visit bloomington.in.gov/kidcity to download the registration and health forms. Register in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office. There is a $5 late fee applied to registrations received after the deadline. For more information about scholarships, call 349-3700 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, contact Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Stars is an introduction to basketball for preschool children. The focus is on learning how to dribble, pass, shoot, play defense, team play, and of course lots of fun! Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Future Stars does not meet November 22 and 25. Sa 10/28–12/9 • 10–10:45 a.m. • Register by 10/25 • 95016-A W 11/1–12/13 • 4:45–5:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 95016-B $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Wednesday Future Stars is cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled.
Living and Learning (continued)
For facility and membership information, see pages 10–11. For programs, see pages 28–32.
See page 22.
Sports and Fitness Personal Training See page 28.
Friends & Family Sails See page 33.
Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 33.
Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks
Public play at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park. Class does not meet during MCCSC fall or Thanksgiving break weeks. Instructor: Chris Doran Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.
Players ages 6–7 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity, and comfort with the ball! Summer: Th 9/7–10/12 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall: M 9/18–10/30 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: M 11/6–12/18 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: Th 11/9–12/21 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: F 11/10–12/22 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. $65 • For ages 6–7 yrs.
Bloomington Soccer Juniors
Training sessions on Wednesday nights enhance technical and fundamental tactical principles. Players return on Saturday for a schedule of games each week. Bloomington Soccer Juniors is appropriate for players with some soccer experience and a fundamental awareness of the game. It’s best for players with an intermediate or advanced understanding of soccer. Fall II: Training sessions W 11/8–12/19 • 5–5:45 p.m. or 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: Games Sa 11/11–12/23 • 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. $95 • For ages 8–11 yrs.
See page 5.
COU RS E
FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA
Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 6–9.
Excel Tae Kwon Do See page 32.
Aerial Fitness Classes for Youth at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Aerial Silks is an amazing way for youth to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. For ages 6–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, visit www.aerialogy.fitness. Junior Flight Sprites and Senior Flight Sprites Mondays • 5:30–6:45 p.m. • $20 Wednesdays • 5:30– 6:45 p.m. • $20 Open Aerials (must be currently enrolled in classes) Saturdays • 5–7 p.m. • $10
ABA WINGS Aerial Academy Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 5–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, e-mail WINGSaerials@gmail.com or visit www.WINGSaerials.com. Beginner–Pro • $8–$15 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m., and Sundays • 4 p.m.
at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Contact league coordinator Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 with questions about the league or season.
Instructional Season I
Players in grades K–6 learn the fundamentals of basketball with professional instructor Tommy Weakley from Tier Ten! Sessions include instruction in passing, shooting, conditioning, rebounding, fundamentals of offense and defense, and how to apply learned skills in game situations. These sessions are in station format and will provide skill progression from week to week. Registration fee includes a T-shirt. Tu, Th 9/5–9/28 • $75 • Register by 9/3. Grades K–1 • 5:30-6:15 p.m. • 95017-A Grades 2–3 • 6:15–7:15 p.m. • 95017-B Grades 4–6 • 7:15–8:15 p.m. • 95017-C
The Bloomington Youth Basketball league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills. Leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4. Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. Teams practice two nights a week for the first two weeks of the season, then one night a week for the remainder of the season. Practice times and days are determined by the coach. Parent/ player requests for placement on specific teams will not be accepted. All requests must be submitted by volunteer coaches. • Registration deadline is 10/1. • Practices begin the week of October 16. • Season runs October 16–December 21. • Games begin the week of October 30. • Games and practices are not held the week of November 20. • Single-elimination tournament for each grade level begins December 16. Space is limited to a maximum number of players per age group. Once the maximum number of players is reached for each league, registration for that league will close. If your child’s league fills, you may opt to place your child’s name on a wait list. We will contact you if space becomes available. Leagues, Game Days, and Registration Codes
Teens! Check out our Saturday night programming. Banneker Nights includes open basketball, snacks, karaoke, active video games, and mentoring. Sa 8/26, 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 • 7–11 p.m. FREE • For ages 12–16 yrs. Banneker Community Center
Sports and Fitness Personal Training See page 28.
Friends & Family Sails See page 33.
Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 33.
Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks
Public play at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park.
Excel Tae Kwon Do See page 32.
Skills Assessment Day:
In response to parent and coach feedback and to ensure a fair distribution of skills per team, we will conduct a coach’s draft. These mandatory sessions are:
Grade K • 10/2 • 5:30 p.m. Grade 1 • 10/2 • 6 p.m. Grade 2 • 10/2 • 6:45 p.m. Grade 3 • 10/2 • 7:15 p.m. Grade 4 Boys • 10/3 • 6:15 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • 10/3 • 7 p.m. Grade 6 Boys • 10/3 • 7:30 p.m. Grades 4–6 Girls • 10/3 • 5:30 p.m. Make-up session 10/4 5:30 p.m.
COACHES NEEDED: If interested in volunteer coaching, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Mandatory Coaches Meeting and Coach Draft for grades K–3: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. for grades 4–6 and Girls grades 4–6 at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend evaluations in preparation for the draft! All selected coaches must complete an online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). The certification fee for each coach is $25. The online training is available at www.nays.org.
Leagues do not meet during MCCSC fall or Thanksgiving break weeks. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.
U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League
A great opportunity to mix it up with players from other teams and cities as our up-and-coming high school stars keep their touch in the “off” season. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. F 11/10–12/22 and 1/12–1/19 • 6–9:30 p.m. • Register by 11/3. $675/team fee
High school players form their own teams (may be coed) and compete—a great chance to show some creativity and enjoy playing with and against players from all over south central Indiana. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. W 11/8–12/20 and 1/10–1/17 • 5–9:45 p.m. • Register by 11/8. $675/team fee
Grade K • W • 95018-A Grade 1 • M • 95018-B Grade 2 • Tu • 95018-C Grade 3 • W • 95018-D Grade 4 Boys • Tu • 95018-F Grade 5 Boys • Tu • 95018-G Grade 6 Boys • M • 95018-H Grades 4–6 Girls • Th • 95018-E $85
Living and Learning
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors For all Great Outdoors programs: Price is per person. Children under age 12 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Activities may be both inside and outside, so please dress for the weather.
Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs. For more information, contact Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759 or email@example.com.
For Environmental Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities, see page 36.
Eco Outpost at Griffy Lake Eco Outpost
Looking for a fun way to interact with the great outdoors? Visit the Eco Outpost, a hands-on place to explore nature. Check out our display of natural objects like fossils, pine cones, and seashells, and learn how you can earn Eco Bucks that can be traded for any of the objects in the Outpost’s collection. Borrow an Explorer Backpack and take a fun-filled trek through the woods or your own backyard. The Eco Outpost is open during boathouse hours.
Native Plants for Pollinators Hike
Take a tour of native plants on this short walk with our native plant expert. Learn which pollinators prefer which plants. Discover plants that can attract a dizzying array of colorful local insects (and hummingbirds!) to your yard. Pollinators are important and their numbers are falling fast. Learn what you can plant in your yard to help pollinators survive in our area. Identification guides and plant resource lists are provided. Instructor: Jon Behrman Sa 8/19 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 8/16 • 84012-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Olcott Park
Fireflies may be disappearing from the landscape. Surveys that count and identify firefly species are conducted to learn about the geographic distribution of fireflies, their activity during the summer, and the effects that artificial lights and pesticides have on them. Learn how to register and monitor your own backyard habitat and help gather data at the park. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 8/26 • 9–10 p.m. FREE • For all ages. RCA Community Park
Items in red indicate a change made since the guide printing.
Prairies and Pollinators
Explore the native plants of Bloomington at Olcott and Sherwood Oaks Parks, and preview the newly developed prairie at the Goat Farm. Pollinators will be featured with a trip to the monarch garden at Sherwood Oaks. Expect to walk about two miles. This hike takes place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Instructor: Jon Behrman Sa 8/26 • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Register by 8/24 • 94012-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Olcott Park—Meet at the concession building.
Come hunt for insects and find out what makes a bug ... well, a bug! Enjoy a short hike through Griffy Lake Nature Preserve while exploring different insects, their special skills, and how to identify them. Grab your gear and get ready to investigate the world right beneath our feet! Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. All collection equipment is provided. Instructor: TBD Su 9/3 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 8/28 • 94001-A FREE • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Experience an evening of peace and serenity on Griffy Lake during the full moon. Navigate the lake, take deep breaths of fresh air, and watch the night sky light up the water. Each participant must register. Watercraft, paddles and life jackets are provided. Children age 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate back to your vehicle once you return to dry land. W 9/6 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Register by 9/5 • 84013-E Th 10/5 • 7–8:30 p.m. • Register by 10/4 • 84013-F $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Native Ecology and Local History Hike
Learn about the native ecology of Lower Cascades Park, the work being done to protect it, and the history of Bloomington’s oldest park. This program takes place rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. Instructor: Jon Behrman Sa 9/9 • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Register by 9/7 • 94013-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Lower Cascades Park—Meet at the Waterfall Shelter.
Bird Feeders Made Easy
Don’t let your neighbors be the only ones with birds in their yards! Build your own craft stick bird feeder and learn about the types of birds you can expect to see in your yard this fall. All supplies to build one bird feeder are provided with each registration. Instructor: TBD Sa 9/9 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 9/3 • 94002-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
Learn the basics of map and compass skills in this interactive program. After a brief lesson, you’ll navigate a course through the park with a map and compass to guide you. The course will highlight the diversity of trees in the park while challenging you to use your new orienteering skills. Maps and compasses are provided. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 9/23 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 9/18 • 94003-A $7/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter
Discover the amazing diversity of birds in Bloomington. Learn the basics of identifying birds using field guides and observation skills. The program includes a guided hike with an experienced birder to locate different birds and discuss the behaviors of migrating species. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Binoculars and field guides are provided. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 9/30 • 9–10:30 a.m. • Register by 9/25 • 94004-A $7/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Painting with Nature
Textures, colors, patterns, oh my! Nature provides us with the opportunity to create our own sustainable, chemical-free paints and accessories needed to make beautiful works of art. Learn how to use the world around you to create your very own nature-based painting. Supplies for creating paint and painting art pieces are provided. Each registered participant will take home the art they create and instructions for making paint at home. Instructor: TBD Su 10/8 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 9/28 • 94005-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For ages 5 yrs. and up. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter
Paddle on Griffy Lake and see the fall foliage from a different perspective as you float along. Participants will be guided to different points of interest to explore the diverse flora and fauna found in the area. Boats, paddles, life vests, and binoculars are provided. Children under age 14 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Becky Jania Su 10/15 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 10/9 • 94006-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Tired of fishing and always having your hook disappear into the abyss? Sick of camping and having to chase an airborne tarp? Worry no more when you join us for a hands-on, knot tying adventure! Learn to tie key knots to assist you in any situation, and one fun knot to impress your friends. Instructor: TBD Su 10/15 • 2–3:30 p.m. • Register by 10/9 • 94007-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For ages 8 yrs. and up. Leonard Springs Nature Park
Fall foliage is in the spotlight! Visit Leonard Springs Nature Park and hike the trails littered with red, orange, tan, and yellow leaves that crunch underfoot. Explore the ecology of fall with an expert naturalist and see what birds and animals can be observed along the way. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 10/21 • 11–12:30 p.m. • Register by 10/16 • 94008-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park
Exploring the Park After Dark
After the sun sets and we ready ourselves for bed, some Indiana wildlife are just becoming active. Learn about some local nocturnal creatures and get into the Halloween spirit as we explore the trails in the still of the night. Bring your own flashlight for this guided night hike. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 10/28 • 7–8:30 p.m. • Register by 10/23 • 94009-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park
Autumn Owl Prowl
When the sun retreats, owls awaken to search for prey. Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded owls with fascination and awe. Some say owls are wise, others that they sparked legends of ghosts. Whatever the truth, a night near All Hallows Eve is a fine time to uncover the mysteries of these amazing nocturnal hunters. We’ll learn about a few of the species that co-exist in our area and go on a hike in hopes of hearing or seeing one in action. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking, dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Instructor: Becky Jania Su 10/29 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. • Register by 10/18 • 94010-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy the vibrant warm tones of the early autumn foliage as we hike through our mixed deciduous forest. We will go on a scavenger hunt to look for different leaves and figure out what trees they came from. We’ll use the leaves we find along the way to make a special craft to take home. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 11/4 • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Register by 10/30 • 94011-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. RCA Community Park—Large Shelter
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Hiking trails, boat rental, and fishing. See page 13.
Fall Foliage Family Float
Fall Color Hike
The Great Outdoors
Items in red indicate a change made since the guide printing.
Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Personal Training Get in better shape and stay there, regardless of age or current fitness level, with the personal trainers at the TLRC. Our personal trainers design programs that are individualized for your age, body, lifestyle and goals. TLRC personal trainers are certified, experienced, and educated. They have worked with a variety of people who have a broad spectrum of health and wellness needs. Personal training at the TLRC is the right step toward a healthy, active lifestyle.
A 30-minute wellness consultation is included as a part of each personal training package. If you are a non-member who is interested in a personal training package, you may purchase a 30-minute wellness consultation for $20. If you decide to purchase personal training sessions the $20 fee may be applied to cost of the personal training package. All personal training sessions must be used within six months of purchase. All training sessions are non-transferable and nonrefundable. To set up an initial consultation, or for more information, contact Mark Sterner at 349-3768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $130 5 one-hour sessions $210 10 one-hour sessions $400
American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses teach life-saving skills. Certification is issued upon successful completion and is valid for two years. Free online refreshers are available with all course options. If you need First Aid as a standalone class or if your group would like private First Aid/CPR/AED training, contact Chelsea Price at email@example.com. Sa 9/2 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 8/25 • 92001-A Sa 10/7 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 9/29 • 92001-B Sa 11/4 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 92001-C Sa 12/2 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 11/24 • 92001-D $50/in-city, $60/non-city • For ages 12 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Blood pressure, lipid panels, and hemoglobin (blood sugar-A1C) screenings help determine whether your levels in each area are in a healthy range. Head off a potential health condition with an affordable, convenient Well Check by IU Health Bloomington Community Health. No appointment is needed, but you need to fast for 12 hours to get an accurate cholesterol level. Use your IU Health Bloomington Plus Card to receive $5 off the screening fee of $20, or sign up for a Plus Card on site. For more information about the Well Check, call 353-3244. Th 9/14 • 8:30–10:30 a.m. $20 • For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
15 one-hour sessions $525 20 one-hour sessions $650 25 one-hour sessions $775
MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions
Adult (50+) FREE Programs
NON-MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $155 5 one-hour sessions $240 10 one-hour sessions $440
15 one-hour sessions $585 20 one-hour sessions $725 25 one-hour sessions $895
NON-MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions
Take control of your health by learning as much as you can about your fitness level. Fitness assessments are a common and useful part of any exercise program. The data collected from a fitness assessment gives you a starting point, and provides a baseline to compare to as you make progress toward your fitness goals. Contact Megan Stark at 349-3770 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about body composition tests, or to schedule a fitness assessment. Knowing your numbers can help you track progress toward your goal for a fit and healthy body! Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is not required to have a fitness assessment by one of our professional personal training staff.
Fitness assessments include:
• Free recording of your resting heart rate and blood pressure. • Optional tests for estimates of body composition, in particular body fat: —Skinfold analysis: $25 —Bioimpedance analysis: $5
Twin Lakes Recreation Center By appointment only • For all ages.
The lower level is open for scheduled programming and rentals only. Members may request for individual use at the front desk. For more information about the programs below, call 349-3720.
F • 1:30–2:30 p.m. • Does not meet in August.
International Folk Dance W • 1:30–3 p.m.
Tu • 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Counseling provided by Attorney Tom Bunger. Call 349-3720 to register. Participants are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. First Monday of each month • 3 p.m.
Steady Steppers M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.
Tai Chi Qigong W • 11:45 a.m.
The SilverSneakers program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. program SilverSneakers® Fitness is a benefit offered by Medicare healthThe plans across the nation. offers physical activity, health education, and social If you have it, you can work out hereevents at no cost. for Medicare-eligible and Group Retiree members. If you <Your textTwin here. Your here. YourCenter text here. Your text here.> qualify, your Lakestext Recreation membership is free! Inquire at the front desk to check your eligibility or Find outCatherine how! See the front desk staff for more details. to sign up. Instructors: Gossett and Janet Scott
Healthways and SilverSneakers are registered trademarks of Healthways, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. © 2015 Healthways, Inc. All rights reserved. SSFP_67 4.16
SilverSneakers Circuit M, W • 9:30–10:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 8:30–9:30 a.m.
SilverSneakers Classic Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m.
M– Th • 10:30–11:30 a.m.
The TLRC is now an Active&Fit participating facility. Active&Fit is an exercise and fitness program designed to help you achieve better health through regular exercise. The Active&Fit program includes membership at a local participating fitness center, Web site resources and support from Active&Fit’s toll-free member services hotline, and Web site. Active&Fit provides no- or low-cost fitness memberships. If your health plan offers Active&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Active&Fit at www.ActiveandFit.com. Active&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Photo by Freepik.
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is a Silver&Fit participating fitness facility! Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.SilverandFit.com. Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
M950-395A (5/12) © 2012 American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). All rights reserved. Healthy Living is Golden and the Silver&Fit logo are trademarks of ASH.
Healthy Heart Tip! Incorporating regular movement throughout your day, such as taking a stretch or walking break every 30 minutes, can help to prevent chronic disease and give you more energy.
Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Group Exercise Use these thermometers to help you choose the group exercise class with the right intensity level for you.
Group Exercise Registration Policies Fall Session: September 11–October 29 • Register by 9/17. Fall Session FREE week: September 11-17
Winter I Session: November 6–December 24 • Register by 11/12. Winter I Session FREE week: November 6-12 Class does not meet 11/23. Group exercise classes are FREE to members! Members must register at the TLRC front desk. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. All scheduled classes are held this week, so you can try out any classes that interest you for free! When you find one you like, register by the listed registration deadline. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Daily passes are available for $10. See the front desk attendant to purchase a daily pass. Cancellation policy Group exercise classes are FREE to members! Members must register at the TLRC front desk. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. All scheduled classes are held this week, so you can try out any classes that interest you for free! When you find one you like, register by the listed registration deadline. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Daily passes are available for $10. See the front desk attendant to purchase a daily pass.
This class focuses on posture alignment, freeing the shoulder girdle and pelvis, and synchronizing movement and breathing through basic yoga poses. Gain a simple foundation practice that can be useful every day and serve as a springboard to explore any style of yoga. Feel at home in your body, enjoy good health, move freely, and reduce stress. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 9/13–10/25 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95002-A F 9/15–10/27 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95002-B W 11/8–12/20 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95002-C F 11/10–12/22 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95002-D FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Are you ready for a challenge? Take your body to the next level with this intense yet fun, fat-burning class! This class combines weights, interval training and plyometrics to increase cardiovascular efficiency and overall strength. Get in and get fit! Instructor: Isaac Nieves W 9/13–10/25 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95003-A W 11/8–12/20 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95003-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
This class combines cardio, boxing and martial arts to provide a total body workout that improves strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. Try this popular fitness trend and kick, jab, cross, hook, and uppercut your way to a fitter you! Instructor: Janet Scott M 9/11–10/23 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95004-A M 11/6–12/18 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95004-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
The most commonly neglected area of the adult body is the core. This class is designed to strengthen and balance all 360 degrees of the core! Improve posture and spine health through a variety of exercises that strengthen the rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, obliques, and low back muscles. Join this class and tone your core fast! Instructor: Janet Scott Tu, Th 9/12–10/26 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95005-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up.
Tu, Th 11/7–12/21 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95005-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/23.
This class focuses on developing core awareness, strength, and flexibility, and teaches fundamental exercises drawn from the Pilates repertoire that engage and challenge the core. The workout is balanced, accessible, and valuable support for maintaining a healthy, integrated body for everyday life. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 9/13–10/25 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95006-A W 11/8–12/20 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95006-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet) is designed for all fitness levels, allowing both gym novices and trained athletes to feel an intense, full-body workout. The workout changes up every six to nine minutes, allowing every muscle group to get a quick yet effective workout, thus the tagline: One Stop Body Shock. Instructor: Catherine Gossett W 9/13–10/25 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95007-A Th 9/14–10/26 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95007-B W 11/8–12/20 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95007-C FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up.
Th 11/9–12/21 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95007-D FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/23.
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Twin Lakes Recreation Center Sa 11/11–12/23 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95014-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up.
A perfect complement for Vinyasa Flow, this class is for students of all fitness levels. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes to target the connective tissues of the lower back, hips, and hamstrings. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. Give yourself this opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Instructor: Wendy Gleckler Tu 9/12–10/24 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95011-A Tu 11/7–12/19 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95011-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Vinyasa Flow I
Get up and moving and run and walk with a coach! We will improve your form and speed for running and walking with a variety of speed, resistance, and agility drills. This class is a great fit for beginners or for regular runners and walkers who want to add variety to their workouts. Challenge yourself at your own pace! Instructor: Janet Scott RCA Community Park Sa 9/16–10/28 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95014-A
This class emphasizes joining breath and movement and is both physically challenging and rejuvenating. With the focus on strength, balance and movement, the class is perfect for those with yoga experience and also for anyone looking for a new type of workout! Instructor: Wendy Gleckler M 9/11–10/23 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95008-A M 11/6–12/18 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95008-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Vinyasa Flow II
If you have mastered Vinyasa Flow I and want to take your yoga experience to the next level, try Vinyasa Flow II. Vinyasa Flow II is a dynamic class that has a fluid style and increased intensity. The instructor will refine basic poses with specific alignment cues and introduce more complex poses with an emphasis on proper technique to effectively build strength and stamina. Instructor: Wendy Gleckler M 9/11–10/23 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95009-A M 11/6–12/18 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95009-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Th 11/9–12/21 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95012-D FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
ZUMBA Gold is a class of Latin-inspired dance aerobics for seniors and those new to ZUMBA. ZUMBA Gold goes at a slower pace, with more breaks and more instruction, but uses the same zesty ZUMBA music. You can’t help but move in this class, and whether you choose a low-intensity or high-intensity option, it’s a great workout! Can’t stand for the whole program—seated participants are welcome! Instructor: Krista Wilhelmsen Sa 9/16–10/28 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95013-A Sa 11/11–12/23 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95013-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Healthy Heart Tip! Switching up your fitness routine at least every six to eight weeks prevents you from reaching a plateau. Change can be fun—try a new exercise class to keep your routine from becoming routine.
Yoga Core is a unique and enjoyable blend of yoga and core exercises drawn from Pilates and dance conditioning, where participants develop strength, flexibility and integration through awareness in movement. Attention to breath coordination and alignment is emphasized to ensure you get the most out of this workout. This class is appropriate for able-bodied beginners as well as more experienced exercisers. Variations are presented to help you adapt movements to your fitness level. Instructor: Allana Radecki Sa 9/16–10/28 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95010-A Sa 11/11–12/23 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95010-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what ZUMBA is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health. Instructor: Kristy LeVert M 9/11–10/23 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95012-A Th 9/14–10/26 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 11/12 • 95012-B M 11/6–12/18 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/17 • 95012-C FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up.
Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Items in red indicate a change made since the guide printing.
Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Sports & Fitness Pickleball
Admission $8 per day; participation is free with your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership. Occasionally, alternate programs are scheduled in the space ordinarily reserved for Pickleball. Contact the Twin Lakes Recreation Center at 812-349-3720 or stop by the front desk for updates on Pickleball schedule changes. Outdoor Pickleball courts are also available at RCA Community Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, firstserved basis. M, W, F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4
Excel Tae Kwon Do This class focuses on coordination, discipline and self-confidence in a fun and safe environment. Excel TKD is taught by Master Emeline O’Connor, a 4th-degree black belt with more than 20 years of experience. Some of her achievements include multiple National and Junior Olympic Championships in the AAU and USSSA organizations, AAU and USSSA National team member, and the first woman to be inducted in the USSSA Hall of Fame. The ultimate goal at Excel TKD is to mold future black belts into the best martial artists they can be. Instructor: Emeline O’Connor Beginner—Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 9/12–10/26 • $55 • Register by 9/17 • 95015-A 11/7–12/21 • $50 • Register by 11/12 • 95015-B For all ages. Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 9/12–10/26 • $55 • Register by 9/17 • 95015-C 11/7–12/21 • $50 • Register by 11/12 • 95015-D For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/23.
This is a 6 vs. 6 league. Each match consists of three games. Matches are self-officiated. Each team must have at least two women on the court during play. Rosters may include an unlimited number of players, but all names must be submitted prior to the start of the league. Team fees and tentative rosters are due prior to the registration deadline. Include the team captain’s name and contact information upon registration. Specific game times are announced after registration. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of eight matches, which may include a voluntary post-season tournament. Registration takes place at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Online registration is not available for this program. For more information, e-mail Chelsea Price at email@example.com. Tu, Th 9/12–12/14 • 6:30–10:30 p.m. • Register by 9/6. Division I—Competitive • 95001-A Division II—Competitive Recreational • 95001-B Division III—Recreational • 95001-C $200 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.
Bloomington Adult Soccer Leagues Leagues for all skills and ages. All games feature five field players and one goalkeeper. Games are 40 minutes. Seasons feature seven games (five for Early Fall Adult Rec and University League) and an end-of-season tournament.
Early Fall Adult Rec Beginners Tu 10/3–10/31 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. M 11/6–1/15 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. $325/team $675/team EARLY Fall Beginners Adult Rec Tuesday M 10/2–10/30 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. Tu 11/7–1/16 • 6–10:30 p.m. $325/team $675/team, $65/individual University Premier Su 10/29–12/10 • 7–10:30 p.m. $500/team
Adult Rec Thursday Th 11/9–1/18 • 6–10:30 p.m. $675/team
Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center
Aerial Silks • Aerial Yoga • Aerial Hoop Are you ready for amazing total body workouts that build lean muscle, strength, flexibility, agility and confidence? With Aerialogy’s progressive training methods, even total beginners can learn aerial arts while getting in great shape. For ages 13 yrs. and up. ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.
ABA WINGS Aerial Academy
Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 13 yrs. and up • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, e-mail WINGSaerials@gmail.com or visit www.WINGSaerials.com. Beginner–Pro • $10–$20 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m., and Sundays • 4 p.m.
Adult volleyball league begins September 12. TLRC membership is not required to participate. Photo by Julie Ramey.
COU RS E
See page 5.
Sailing Lessons at Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd. For sailing details, contact LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com. For registration information, call 812-349-3700.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the LMSA offer two types of sailing experiences: keel boat and small boat. Keel Boat: No previous sailing experience is required. Instruction includes rigging, sailing and docking keel boats approximately 25 feet long. This two-day class is appropriate for those with limitations that make handling small boats difficult. Small Boat: This two-day class offers a simple and inexpensive way to get started in sailing. Successful completion qualifies participants to register and pay for a one-day U.S. Sailing Certification skills test that, when passed, provides sailors access to LMSA’s community sailing program fleet of small boats. Private small boat sailing lessons are also available.
$250 • For ages 18 yrs. and up.
Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. DATES REGISTER BY 8/19–8/20 8/12 8/26–8/27 8/19 9/9–9/10 9/2 9/16–9/17 9/9 9/23–9/24 9/16 9/30–10/1 9/23
KEEL SMALL 84506-N 84507-N 84506-O 84507-O 84506-P 84507-P 84506-Q 84507-Q 84506-R 84507-R 84506-S 84507-S Private lessons e-mail 84506-T 84507-T LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.
Friends & Family Sails
Experience with your friends and family the exhilaration of gliding across Lake Monroe in a sailboat skippered by a skilled sailor. Bald eagle and other wildlife sightings are frequent highlights! Outings available for groups of 2 to 4 people/boat. Join us on a scheduled date, or e-mail LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule a personalized outing.
LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.
FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA
Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 6–9.
$12/day, $35/month (auto debit only) $88/two months (cash, check, or credit) A one-time $35 joining fee is charged to new participants. Discounts for IU and Ivy Tech students and seniors ages 65 yrs. and up.
Bloomington Walking Club
ner ’re s The Bloomington Walking Club is an informal We group that meets for a guided group walk on the B b lo paved trails surrounding Olcott Park. The group lu om in gton Walkin g C meets every Thursday evening, weather permitting. All ability levels are welcome. Walkers choose their own pace. Presented by IU Health Bloomington Community Health, the Monroe County YMCA, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Th 8/3–10/26 • 6–7 p.m. • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Olcott Park
Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks
Public play on tennis courts at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park.
Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County
Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (ages 8 yrs. and up) and adults with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities. Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendship with others in our community. Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County is proud to work with nearly 200 Special Olympics athletes and their families. To find out if you or a family member are eligible to participate, call 812-325-1548 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to 6180 N. Bottom Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404. Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County is also on Facebook at facebook.com/SOINMC. If you are interested in joining the County Management Team, contact Denise Brown at 812-325-1548.
6–9 p.m. • $125/group • For all ages. DAY DATES REGISTER BY CODE Tu 8/15 8/8 84508-L W 8/30 8/23 84508-M F 9/8 9/1 84508-N Th 9/14 9/7 84508-O Personalized outings e-mail 84508-P
Jazzercise is the original dance fitness, total-body conditioning program that combines the art of jazz dance and the beat of popular music. Registration is always open. Try a class for $6. For more information, call Kris Heeter at 812-876-2158. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. Call 812-876-2158 for current location.
Adults—Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Adults—Music & Dance and Community Gardening 34
Music & Dance
Ballroom Dancing Fridays • For ages 18 yrs. and up. $60/in-city, $70/non-city Instructor: Margot Scholz Allison-Jukebox Community Center Class does not meet 11/24.
Experience six weeks of professional ballroom instruction in swing, cha cha, rumba, waltz, foxtrot, and blues. Students master the steps and stylings in easy modules and learn which dances work with which music. Make new acquaintances while learning new skills and staying healthy.
9/15–10/20 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 9/22 • 94502-A 10/27–12/8 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 11/3 • 94502-B
9/15–10/20 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 9/22 • 94502-C 10/27–12/8 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 11/3 • 94502-D
9/15–10/20 • 8-9 p.m. • Register by 9/22 • 94502-E 10/27–12/8 • 8-9 p.m. • Register by 11/3 • 94502-F
Healthy Heart Tip! Get outside and play! Play can help your brain grow, make you more productive, and is good for your heart.
Community Gardening Community Gardening offers a variety of gardening opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Services provided in the gardens include the initial preparation of the garden area, water sources, maintained paths, composting facilities, fencing, the advice of program staff, and the Garden Beet newsletter. Communal tools are available for use at scheduled times during the week. Gardeners with disabilities or other limitations will find gardening support, including accessible raised beds and access to adaptive tools. Both gardens have plenty of conveniently located parking and are accessible by Bloomington Transit bus routes. Plots are available for use starting in mid-April. Some plots at Willie Streeter, including raised beds, and all plots at Butler Park allow for year-round use.
Two locations offer rental plots:
Willie Streeter Community Gardens, located on South Highland near the YMCA, and Butler Park Community Gardens, just west of the intersection of West Ninth and North Fairview Streets. Plots are rented on a season-long basis. For more information regarding plot pricing and availability, please call 812-349-3704 or e-mail email@example.com. To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the Bloomington community, financial assistance is available for those in need to help cover garden plot rental fees. For scholarship information, contact Lesilyn Neely at 349-3702.
Plant a Row for the Hungry Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks
To address local issues of community food security, Bloomington Parks and Recreation joins with Worm’s Way, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, and Hoosier Hills Food Bank in encouraging gardeners to grow an extra row for a hungry family. In 2016, the campaign raised more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce, which was distributed through the food bank to community members in need. For more information on how to participate, contact Robin Kitowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 349-3704.
The Community Gardening program and the Bloomington Community Orchard are pleased to offer Community Orchard classes free to the community, as part of our continued dedication to making healthy food available to all. To register, visit BloomingtonCommunityOrchard.org/classes and reserve your seat at least 48 hours before the class. Instructor: H. Michael Simmons, Advanced Master Gardener and Orchard Educator Bloomington Community Orchard classes are co-sponsored by Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, Bloomingfoods, and the Bloomington Community Orchard. Saturdays 2–4 p.m. • FREE • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.
Apples to Oranges? Growing Fruit in a Changing Climate
While it’s unlikely we’ll be growing oranges in Indiana any time soon, climate change is already affecting fruit production. Global temperature increases create local effects such as changes in rainfall patterns and the phenology of plants, insects, and diseases. Learn how to mitigate the effects of climate change on fruit plantings by selecting optimal cultivars on the best rootstocks, managing water, alleviating heat stress, creating and maintaining resilient soil, and protecting against new insect and disease threats. 9/23
Storied Core: Evolution of the Apple and Why It Matters
Apples exhibit amazing genetic diversity due to natural evolutionary processes as well as to intentional breeding experiments by orchardists from antiquity to today. This complex genetic heritage has given rise to many thousands of apple varieties, but it has also presented growers with some problems not encountered in growing other fruits. Learn the fascinating story of the origin of the apple and how to make use of the opportunities afforded by its genetic history while avoiding problems arising therefrom. 10/21
The Superstars in Your Indiana Garden
There are some fruits and vegetables that particularly bring to mind an Indiana summer garden. Join the class to learn best practices about how to grow, care for, and harvest tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, corn, and zucchini. In addition, you will take home some traditional Hoosier recipes for keeping these items into the winter season. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Instructor: Steven Stewart Sa 9/16 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 9/14 • 96503-A $16/in-city, $18/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Willie Streeter Community Gardens
Composting: Recycling and Reusing in Your Garden
The words “recycle” and “reuse” are bywords in today’s culture and very important for our environment. You can forward these concepts in your home and garden to reduce household waste and create a beneficial soil amendment. Learn what can be composted, what cannot, and how to do it. It’s not as hard as you might think! Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Instructor: Steven Stewart Sa 10/21 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 10/19 • 96502-A $16/in-city, $18/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.
Bloomington Community Orchard Classes
Super Soil for Best Results
When you are planning a garden, the first thing you have to think about is the soil, whether it is for starting seeds, planting in containers, or an in-ground plot. Learn how to perform a basic soil test and interpret the results to find out what the soil has in it and what it requires for the best gardening results. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Instructor: Steven Stewart Sa 11/11 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 11/9 • 96504-A $16/in-city, $18/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.
Healthy Heart Tip! Play has many health benefits for people of all ages. Find something you enjoy, like playing a game, gardening, or taking a walk, and play every day!
bloomington.in.gov/parks bloomington.in.gov/parks 35
Volunteer Opportunities Look for the volunteer symbol throughout this program guide.
To register for these and additional volunteer opportunities, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities, e-mail email@example.com.
BRAVO Award Recipients
May: Janice Lilly for her service as a volunteer for the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Advisory Council
Environmental Stewardship Opportunities Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Days Wednesdays, September 6, and October 4
Bloomington Parks and Recreation has earned Community Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation. The Bryan Park Creek naturalized area played a key role in certification and requires periodic maintenance to control invasive plant species and ensure native plant success. Duties: Volunteers assist with monthly upkeep of this natural area along beautiful Bryan Park Creek. Help maintain native plants by cutting back overgrown brush, removing invasive plants, and collecting native plant seeds. Program time: 5:30–7 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Bryan Park, 1100 S. Woodlawn Ave.—Woodlawn Shelter Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up (Children under age 12 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.) Number of volunteers: 5–25
Leonard Springs Nature Day
Tuesdays, September 19, October 3, October 17, October 24, and October 31. Rain Date: Thursday, November 9
Volunteer to teach area sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple stations including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. Duties: If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for our Leonard Springs Nature Days. Station facilitators and group leaders are needed. Program time: 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m. Training: Online training sessions are available for review. Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Leonard Springs Nature Park, 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 18 per day
Putting the Gardens to Bed
Saturday, October 28, Butler Park Community Gardens Sunday, October 29, Willie Streeter Community Gardens Saturday, November 4, Willie Streeter Community Gardens
Gardeners and others who enjoy being outdoors are invited to clear the plots and put the gardens to bed for the winter months. Duties: Volunteers help clear plant material and hardware items (including tomato cages and stakes) from the gardens and organize them for winter storage. Plots are covered for the colder months. Program time: 1–4 p.m., all days Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Locations: Butler Park Community Gardens, 812 W. Ninth St. and Willie Streeter Community Gardens, 2120 S. Highland Ave. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10–15 for Butler Park Community Gardens and 15–25 for Willie Streeter Community Gardens
February 2018–February 2019/One-year commitment
The Trail Ambassador program increases the overall awareness and safety of our trail system by using community-based strategies. Trail users and trail supporters unite to promote the benefits of a vibrant trail system. Duties: Trail Ambassadors become public stewards of our trail system. Through weekly visits, volunteers generate awareness of local multipurpose trail system, promote proper trail etiquette, share the benefits of a vibrant trail system, and encourage overall positive use of public space. Program time: Commit to weekly trail visits. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by December 29. An orientation takes place in January. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Locations: B-Line Trail, Bloomington Rail Trail, Clear Creek Trail, and Jackson Creek Trail Age of volunteers: 21 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: Recruitment class determined by number of vacant trails.
Program Volunteer Opportunities Leisure Companion Program
The Leisure Companion Program is a service in which participants with disabilities are partnered with a volunteer companion who provides additional support during participation in inclusive activities. The level of support varies according to the specific needs of each individual. Leisure Companions are also needed to assist participants in Inclusive Recreation programs. For more information, contact the Inclusive Recreation Specialist at 349-3747. To be partnered with a Leisure Companion, register for activities of interest and request a reasonable accommodation. Leisure Companion volunteer hours are supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Banneker Afterschool Program Twice weekly, August–May
Help students excel in math and reading skills by volunteering to read with students and review basic school-age mathematics. Additionally, facilitate activities in art and science and engage children in active games that stimulate creativity and critical thinking. Duties: Whether you enjoy working with youth or have professional aspirations to, this service opportunity gives you hands-on experience. Tutor one-on-one or in small groups twice weekly. Program time: 3:30–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers are required to attend an orientation prior to the program. Location: Fairview Elementary School, 500 W. Eighth St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 8–10 per day, Monday–Thursday Other: We ask that you commit to two days a week for the entire semester.
Bloomington Youth Basketball—Season II October 16–December 21
The Bloomington Youth Basketball League focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills during game participation for players in grades K–6. Duties: Volunteer coaches will enjoy making a difference in the lives of kids and can help develop our next big IU basketball star. Program time: Coaches plan and lead one or two one-hour practices per week and one, one-hour game per week or weekend. Time and day are determined by grade level. Time line: Prospective coaches must sign up by Friday, September 29. Coaches must attend mandatory orientation on Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Training: Coaches must complete an online coaching certification from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) by first practice. The certification costs $20 and is available at nays.org. Scholarships are available for NYSCA. For scholarship information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 50
Festival of Ghost Stories
“Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks.” —Liberty Hyde Bailey Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers’ Market with the fruit of our area growers’ labors. Find a perfectly meaty, soft-skinned apple for an afternoon snack or a just-right firm and crisp apple for your favorite crisps and pies. Apple Tasting will rock you to the core! Duties: When you think of fall in Indiana, you have to think apples. Volunteers distribute samples of different locally grown apples. Program time: Shift #1, 9–11 a.m., Shift #2, 10:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 for Shift #1, 5 for Shift #2
A Halloween-time tradition, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Duties: Whether you’re decorating for the event or serving up hot apple cider, you’re sure to have a chillingly great time. Program time: 6:30–9 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Bryan Park, 1001 S. Henderson St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5
Saturday, October 7
Trick or Treat Trail Saturday, October 21
The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairytale characters! Stop at stations to trick-or-treat, and let your little ones get creative building with the Rigamajig, a giant wooden playset. We’ll also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o’-lantern fun! Duties: Volunteers step into the magical world of fairy tale and cartoon land and bring a character to life. We’ll provide the story line, and volunteers provide the enthusiasm and creativity. Program time: noon–5 p.m. Training: Character volunteers must attend one of the following training sessions prior to volunteering. Training takes place at RCA Community Park Friday, October 20 at 11 a.m.–noon or 4–5 p.m. Location: RCA Community Park, 1400 W. RCA Park Dr. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 25 Other: All costumes provided.
Skate and Scare Saturday, October 21
Have a scary good time! Kids and adults skate through our haunted house on ice to the sound of spooky tunes. Skaters come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Duties: Looking for a unique, spooky, great time this Halloween, and a reason to dress in costume? Shift 2 volunteers will be a character in the haunted or happy house. Shift 1 volunteers transform the Frank Southern Ice Arena into a Halloween haven and bring the theme of the haunted house to life. Program time: Shift #1, noon–5 p.m./Shift #2, 6–10 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S. Henderson St. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 8–10 per shift Other: We’ll contact prospective volunteers to coordinate volunteer role or character assignment.
Saturday, November 4
Few things are more comforting than cold hands wrapped around a warm cup of soup. The weather may be cooling down, but the soup is heating up for Soup Tasting on Showers Plaza. Celebrate this cool weather harvest from field and farm as area chefs showcase their expertise with this versatile comfort food. Sampling is warmly encouraged. Duties: Volunteers assist with setting up soup tasting area, overseeing the chef demonstrations, and distributing samples of different soups. Program time: 8:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10
The Bloomington Pumpkin Launch Saturday, November 4
Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying in the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Teams have formed and built pumpkin launching devices and spectators are lining up to watch the fun! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance. In addition to the pumpkin launching, there are activities for children, live music, and food vendors, and the festive feel of fall! Duties: Launch into fall by assisting with event preparation, parking, registration, competition supervision, and children’s area. Program time: Shift #1, 9 a.m.– noon Shift #2, noon–3:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 3
Saturday, November 25
Don’t miss the Holiday Market! Shop for favorite locally grown farm products, and arts and fine crafts created by local artisans, all while listening to the music of the season. The TubaSantas fill the Market with holiday spirit, and St. Nick and his reindeer will visit too! Duties: We’re looking for volunteer elves to decorate, serve refreshments, and assist with teardown. Program time: Shift #1, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m./Shift #2, 12:30–4 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 12 per shift Other: Come dressed according to the weather. Don’t forget your hats and gloves!
Volunteers from Kohl’s help out at Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Days. Photo by Nikki McEachern.
Friday, October 27
Special thanks to our Parks Partners!
So many of our programs and events are enhanced through the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their involvement this past program season.
Adaptive Nursing & Healthcare Services Amedisys Home Health Artistic Media Partners Baker Family Dentistry Baugh Enterprises Bell Trace BLISS Animal Reiki BloomBank Bloomington Board of REALTORS Bobcat of Bloomington Btown Menus Burton Group LLC Caregiver Homes CFC, Inc. ClearCaptions College Mall Veterinary Hospital Dick’s Sporting Goods Duke Energy Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services Edward Jones: Steven Fortune Financial Advisor Elder Care Connections Everywhere Signs Express Employment Professionals Faerber’s Bee Window, Inc. Fairfield Inn G Orthodontics Garden Villa Gentle Dentist Gentry Park Senior Living Community Golden Living Center H. Michelle Gregory LLC Tya Hanna
Humana MarketPOINT Indiana University Health ISU The May Agency Jill’s House Assisted Living with Memory Care Koorsen Fire & Security Living Well Home Care MainSource Bank Meadowood Retirement Community MedExpress Urgent Care/Urgent Care MSO, LLC Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office Monroe Hospital Osmon Chiropractic Center Premier Hospice & Home Health Rapid Reproductions Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford Relish Richland Bean Blossom Health Roto-Rooter Plumbers Rundell Ernstberger Associates Safe Place of Monroe, Owen and Greene County Siwy Plastic Surgery Smithville Stephen R. Miller, CPA, PC Sterling Real Estate Summer Star Foundation The Dog House LLC The Salvation Army - Sally’s Place Tranquil Vibe Day Spa Williams Bros. Pharmacy Women Writing for (a) Change Ziebart
music and movies to parks this summer! Become a part of the Performing Arts Series’ 33-year history of providing free, family-friendly entertainment for the people of Bloomington! During 2017, more than 6,000 people visited Bloomington’s beautiful city parks to hear our finest local musicians and see classic movies on the big screen. There are three concert sponsorship levels to fit your budget, and all include the opportunity to be an important part of what makes Bloomington special!
Diamond Record: $2,500 Platinum Record: $800
Promote your products and services at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center:
Reach your target market at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, our multi-purpose facility offering programs and services that help make Bloomington a healthy, active community. This 100,000 ft2 sports, fitness and recreation complex serves thousands of diverse customers each year, from elite youth basketball teams to preschool soccer players. It is the perfect place for you to share your company’s message and reach your target audience. The facility features a 1/5-mile elevated indoor track, strength equipment and free weights, state-of-the-art cardio studio, five hardwood courts, indoor turf field, mirrored exercise studio, and meeting rooms. The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is home to Jared Jeffries and Andrew Frank basketball camps, AAU local and regional tournaments, Bloomington Youth Basketball, and youth and adult soccer. Reach these target markets • 300,000 annual visits • 1,200+ active adult members • more than 800 SilverSneakers members (ages 55 yrs. and up) • 600+ Bloomington Youth Basketball players • local and regional basketball and other sports tournaments Custom opportunities to connect with your market • Our custom advertising packages can give you more than just signs! • Set up a display at the TLRC during tournaments or peak visitation. • Place coupons, menus, or brochures in our literature display areas. • Run a custom TV spot on our four closed-circuit TV screens all day, every day. • … and more! Price points for 96" × 42" banners (per year) Court 1: $1,500 Courts 2–5: $1,000 Turf: $1,000 Studios: $800 Larger banner sizes available.
For more information, contact Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or email@example.com.
Gold Record: $500 Movie Sponsor: $400
Call 349-3719 to find out more about how your business can sponsor a concert or movie at one of Bloomington’s beautiful city parks in summer 2018.
Pumpkin Launch/Deadline 8/25/$500— Target Market: approximate attendance 750 children and adults Trick or Treat Trail/Deadline 9/1/$500— Target Market: approximate attendance 800 children and adults
The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and IU Health Bloomington have partnered and combined resources to positively impact the health and wellness of the entire community.
Skate with Santa/Deadline 11/1/$300— Target Market: approximate attendance 200 children and adults
For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities along with marketing benefits, contact Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Align your business with Bloomington Parks and Recreation facilities, trails, programs, and events.
Paula McDevitt.................................................................................. Director email@example.com • 349-3711 Rebecca Barrick-Higgins.....................Recreation Services Division Director firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3713 John Turnbull..............................................Sports Services Division Director email@example.com • 349-3712 Dave Williams..................... Operations and Development Division Director firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3706
Leslie Brinson.................................................... Community Events Manager email@example.com • 349-3715 Kim Clapp.............................................................................. Office Manager clappk@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3710 Steve Cotter........................................................ Natural Resources Manager firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3736 Aaron Craig...............................................................Golf Facilities Manager craiga@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3791 Lee Huss................................................................................. Urban Forester email@example.com • 349-3716 Hsiung Marler...........................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3742 Julie Ramey................................................... Community Relations Manager email@example.com • 349-3719 Joanna Sparks........................................................................ City Landscaper firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3499 Mark Sterner................................................................. Sports Area Manager email@example.com • 349-3768 Mark Thrasher................................................... Golf Course Superintendent 349-3767 Dee Tuttle.................................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3762
John Barnes............................................................................................MEO email@example.com • 349-3499 Jon Behrman..................................................... Natural Resources Laborer II firstname.lastname@example.org Don Foddrill.......................................................Facilities Working Foreman email@example.com • 349-3499 Dave Fox.....................................Sanitation and Grounds Working Foreman 349-3499 Curtis Gilstrap........................... Cemeteries/Landscaping Working Foreman 349-3499 Mike Hollingsworth.................................... Facilities Maintenance Mechanic 349-3499 Bill Kerr................................................... Equipment Maintenance Mechanic firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Kluesner............................................................................Sports Laborer 349-3760 Chris Lamb............................................... Athletic Fields Working Foreman email@example.com • 349-3760 Kevin Prince..............................................Urban Forestry Working Foreman 349-3499 Carl Retzlaff.................................................................................... Laborer II firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3499 James Richardson...................................................................................MEO email@example.com Dennis Robertson...................................................................................MEO 349-3499 Jim Salisbury.................................................................................... Laborer II 349-3499 Haskell Smith........................................................ Urban Forestry, Laborer II firstname.lastname@example.org Rob Turpin............................................................... Operations Crew Leader email@example.com • 349-3499
Ellen Campbell.................................................................... Graphic Designer firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3799 Barb Dunbar................................................Operations Division Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3498 Daren Eads...................................................................... Facility Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3772 Robin Kitowski............................................Community Events Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3704 Alison Miller.................................................... Health/Wellness Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3771
Tiffany Hall................................................. Customer Service Representative email@example.com • 349-3700 Brenda McGlothlin..................................... Customer Service Representative firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3701 Lesilyn Neely............................................... Customer Service Representative email@example.com • 349-3702
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff
Alison Miller, ACE intern Alexis James, and Becky Barrick-Higgins at Trick-or-Treat Trail in 2016.
Erik Pearson................................................................................. Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3746 Scott Pedersen........................................................Youth Sports Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3774 Chelsea Price..................................................Aquatics/Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3769 Bill Ream......................................................Community Events Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3748 Crystal Ritter................................................Community Events Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3725 Amy Shrake...................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3747 Jason Sims........................................................... Golf Programs Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3782 Megan Stark............................................................Membership Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3770 Terrance Thomas................................................................Program Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3783 Elizabeth Tompkins....................................... Natural Resources Coordinator email@example.com • 349-3759 Marcia Veldman...........................................Community Events Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • 349-3738
How to register: Choose one of four ways.
Online registration available 24–7!
Visit us at: bloomington.in.gov/parks Secured for credit card payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER
Register in person by coming to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office located in City Hall at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Complete the registration form and send it to Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Bloomington, IN 47404 Registrations must be received before the deadline.
A convenient drop box is located outside City Hall, at the “401” address doors. Drop off your registration after hours or whenever it’s convenient for you. Make sure you drop off before the registration date.
VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, CASH, CHECK, CHECK or MONEY ORDER CHECK or MONEY ORDER or MONEY ORDER
Am I a City of Bloomington Resident? A resident is any person who resides within the City’s corporate limits. Do you pay Bloomington property taxes? Do you have a City of Bloomington trash pickup service? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then you are a “City of Bloomington Resident.” If you are in an apartment and unsure if the property is “in-city” we can verify by checking your address. Even if your mailing address is “Bloomington,” it does not necessarily mean you are a City resident. Please call the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 if you have residency questions.
Fees and Charges City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a City of Bloomington department under the administration of the Mayor of Bloomington. City of Bloomington residents, through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the park system. Non-resident fees are charged so non-resident participants can fairly contribute to overall financing of the park system. Fees are listed separately for City of Bloomington residents and non-city residents. Residency verification may be requested. Waiver Of Liability The City of Bloomington is not responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of participation in any department sponsored activity, or while using departmental facilities. It is recommended that anyone enrolled in a program or using facilities make provisions for adequate coverage within their own insurance plan.
Late Registration Any registrations received after the deadline date may be subject to a late registration fee. Refund Policy No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes. Full refunds are given on all programs cancelled by City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.
Registration Procedures Complete the registration form, online or hard copy, making sure all information is current and correct. Parent/guardian information is vital in the event of an emergency. Include all pertinent information, including the program code listed beside the program information. Read and sign the waiver statement located in the lower left area of the registration form. Full payment is required at the time of registration. See above for payment methods. Forms will be processed in the order received. Register early! All forms must be received by the registration deadline. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is not responsible for lost or late mail. Registration receipts will be mailed to you. This is not a guarantee of enrollment, but an acknowledgement of your registration. We will contact you by phone or mail if there is a problem with your registration.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Name
(parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)
City of Bloomington Resident? Yes
Emergency Contact E-mail Address
(If you are unsure of your residency status, please call 349-3700)
How did you hear of this program? Participant Name
Inclusive Service Request: Reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in above program(s) related to specific needs associated with a disability. (circle one) YES NO If YES, please complete an Inclusion Assessment and the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact you. We request at least two weeks notification for reasonable accommodations requests. In some cases reasonable accommodations may take longer. The undersigned is the adult Program Participant, or is the parent or legal guardian of the Program Participant. The undersigned hereby states that s/he understands the activities that will take place in this program, and that the Program Participant is physically and mentally able to participate in this program. The undersigned recognizes, as with any activity, there is risk of injury. In the event that the Program Participant sustains an injury in the course of the program, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is unable to contact the appropriate person(s) to obtain consent for treatment, the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and/or its employees or volunteers are authorized to take reasonable steps to obtain appropriate medical treatment. The Program Participant and/or his/her parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for the cost of such treatment. The Undersigned now releases the City of Bloomington, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, its employees, agents, and assigns, from any claims including, but not limited to, personal injuries or damage to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. It is understood that this release applies to any present or future injuries and that it binds the Undersigned, Undersigned’s spouse, heirs, executors and administrators. The Program Participant may be photographed and videotaped while participating in Parks and Recreation activities, and consent is given for the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity. I have read this release and understand all of its terms. I agree with its terms and sign it voluntarily. _________________________________________________________________________
Signature (parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)
Include Your Voluntary Donation to the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department Community Garden Fund Bloomington Tree Fund Greatest need
$1 $3 $5 Other $
Make check or money order payable to: City of Bloomington
Mail registrations to:
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton Street, Ste. 250, Bloomington IN 47404
1 5. Clear Creek Trail Trailheads at W. Tapp Rd., That Rd. and Church Ln., between S. Rogers St. and S. Old SR 37 16. Crestmont Park 600 W. 16th St.
1 7. Ferguson Dog Park 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd.
1 8. Frank Southern Ice Arena 2100 S. Henderson St. • 812-349-3740 1 9. Goat Farm (undeveloped property) 2000 E. Winslow Rd.
20. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve 3300 N. Headley Rd. • 812-349-3732 21. Highland Village Park 950 S. Harvey Dr.
2 2. Jackson Creek Trail Trail through the Goat Farm between Sherwood Oaks Park and the High, Winslow, and Rogers roundabout 23. Latimer Woods 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd.
24. Leonard Springs Nature Park 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. 2 5. Lower Cascades Park 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37
Ro ck po rt Rd
8 9 Hillside Dr
34 Rogers Rd
St at eR oa d
Country Club Dr
E 2nd St
S Henderson St
S Leonard Springs Rd
N College Ave
36 S Old SR 37
14. City Hall/Showers Common 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 • 812-349-3700
ld fie om Blo
E 3rd St
ut St S Waln
13. Cascades Park Trail Trailheads at Sycamore Shelter and Lions Den Shelter
E 10th St
S Rogers St
12. Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 812-349-3764
State Road 37
S Curry Pike
W 3rd St
1 0. Building Trades Park 619 W. Howe St.
11. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens 812 W. Ninth St.
ass Byp /46 45
E 17th St N Walnut St
26 W 17th St
7. Brown’s Woods (undeveloped property) Basswood Dr./Just East of Hwy. 37
9. Bryan Park Pool 1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 812-349-3780
6. Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr.
8. Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St.
S College Mall Rd
5. Bloomington Rail Trail Trailhead at W. Country Club Dr.
Sar e Rd
4. B-Link Trail run between Henderson St. and Walnut St.
N Dunn St
46 oad eR tat WS
3. B-Line Trail Trail run between Adams St. and Country Club Dr.
State Road 37
2. Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3735
N Kinser Pike
ness 7 Busi N SR 3
1. Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 812-349-3731
NO ld S R3 7
We have a park or facility in your neighborhood!
37 Church Ln
26. Miller-Showers Park 1500 N. College Ave.
37. Skate Park at Upper Cascades 2602 N. Kinser Pk.
28. Olcott Park 2300 E. Canada Dr.
39. Switchyard Park (undeveloped) 245 W. Grimes Ln.
27. Mills Pool 1100 W. 14th St. • 812-349-3781
9. Park Ridge East Park 2 4221 E. Morningside Dr. 0. Park Ridge Park 3 3421 E. Longview Ave. 31. Peoples Park 501 E. Kirkwood Ave.
2. RCA Community Park 3 1400 W. RCA Park Dr.
33. Rose Hill Cemetery 1100 W. Fourth St. • 812-349-3498 34. Schmalz Farm Park 3010 E. Daniel St. 35. Seminary Park 100 W. Second St.
6. Sherwood Oaks Park 3 1600 E. Elliston Dr.
38. Southeast Park 1600 Sycamore Ct.
40. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park Third Street Park 331 S. Washington St.
41. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 812-349-3720 42. Twin Lakes Sports Park 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. 4 3. Upper Cascades Park 3550 N. Kinser Pike
4 4. Wapehani Mountain Bike Park 3401 W. Wapehani Rd.
4 5. White Oak Cemetery 1200 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3498 46. Winslow Sports Complex 2800 S. Highland Ave.
47 . Winslow Woods Park/Willie Streeter Community Gardens 2120 S. Highland Ave.
PRSRT STD US Postage Paid Bloomington, IN Permit #302 401 N. Morton, Ste. 250 Bloomington IN 47404
We believe thereâ€™s no place like home. Our mortgage specialists are ready to assist you with your mortgage. Pre-qualifying for a loan allows you to know how much home you can afford and gives you confidence for purchasing the home of your dreams. View rates and apply online at:
www.iucu.org Loans subject to approval. Other options available. Ask your loan officer for details.
Federally insured by NCUA
Published on Aug 9, 2017
Classes and programs hosted by the City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, and all Department facilities, September-De...