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General Information

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Phone: 349-3700 Fax: 349-3705

HOTLINE NUMBERS City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation btownparks

September–December 2019 Program Guide Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Labor Day (September 2), Election Day (November 5), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (November 28–29) and Christmas Day (December 25) Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 42), volunteer inquiries (see pages 39–39), 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 Administrator Paula McDevitt

Board of Park Commissioners Les Coyne—President Joe Hoffmann Kathleen Mills Lisa Thatcher

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).

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All phone numbers for Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff and facilities are in the 812 area code.

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. BEAD is an economic development project of the City of Bloomington. For more information, contact or call Sean Starowitz at 349-3534. To make BEAD your next arts and entertainment destination, visit

Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts


Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)


Frank Southern Ice Arena (Fall, Winter, Spring)


Additional numbers 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.

Photo policy

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.

City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide  

Comprehensive catalog of programs, events, facilities, and parks in Bloomington, Indiana, September through December 2019

City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide  

Comprehensive catalog of programs, events, facilities, and parks in Bloomington, Indiana, September through December 2019