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City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

May–August 2017

Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool pages 6–7 Performing Arts Series page 16 Kid City Summer Camps pages 22–23

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Downtown Square Tree Campaign Supporting the replacement and care of trees around Bloomington's iconic Courthouse Square The Bloomington Parks Foundation in 2016 launched the Downtown Square Tree Campaign in partnership with Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Our downtown trees are living, breathing testaments to the value Bloomington places on the environment, downtown businesses, and the historic nature of the downtown square. Several downtown trees were sponsored in 2016, but a limited number of trees remain in need of sponsorship by businesses, individuals, groups, or organizations. Sponsorship of a downtown tree is $2,000, and the sponsor receives a 12" x 6" plaque mounted at the base of the sponsored tree for 10 years.

For more information about how to leave a living legacy by sponsoring a downtown tree, contact the Bloomington Parks Foundation at info@bloomingtonparksfoundation.org.

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Sign up for a Great Outdoors class this month!

The First Tee of Bloomington begins this month!

Register for a tee time at Cascades Golf Course!

Sign up for a Fitness Assessment at the TLRC this month.

TLRC Group Exercise Summer I free trial week begins!

Register for a Great Outdoors class this month.

Fall Adult Softball League team registrations begin

Cool off at Free group Bryan Park or exercise classes if Mills Pool! you are a member of the TLRC!

4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

5:30pm— Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Day

10am—Touch A Truck at Winslow Sports Complex

Registration deadline for Youth and Adult Tennis Lessons

Take a walk on a trail!

Jared Jeffries Basketball Clinics start this month!

Visit the Twin Lakes Recreation Center to learn about the benefits of membership!

Sign up for Adult Sails or Family Sails this summer!

Did you know the TLRC offers personal training?

Registration deadline for Skateboarding Mini-Camp Session I Learn-to-Swim deadline 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert

Session II Learn-to-Swim deadline 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert

6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert

8am— Farmers’ Market 9am— National Trails Day at Griffy Lake 8am—A Fair of the Arts at Showers Plaza 1pm— Yappy Hours at Ferguson Dog Park

8am— Farmers’ Market 2pm— Bloomington Community Orchard Class 8am— Farmers’ Market

8am— Farmers’ Market

Sign up for a Great Outdoors class this month!

The First Tee of Bloomington has sessions this month!

Cool off at Register Bryan Park or for a Great Mills Pool! Outdoors class this month.

6:30pm— Bryan Park concert

Bryan Park concert

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6:30pm— Bryan Park concert

Great weather to rent a boat and explore Griffy Lake!

TLRC Group Exercise free trial week begins!

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10am— Fourth of July Parade Independence Day—City offices closed

Registration deadline for Skateboarding Mini-Camp 5:30pm—Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Day

9am—Messy Have you Mania at thought about Bryan Park renting a park shelter for 4pm— your special Tuesday event? Market 4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

4pm— Tuesday Market 4:30pm— Peoples Park Concert

Register for a tee time at Cascades Golf Course!

Sign up for a Fitness Assessment at the TLRC this month.

Did you know that the Bloomington Walking Club walks on Thursdays at 6pm? Why not grab some friends for tennis or pickleball on our public play courts?

Did you Movies in the know that Parks start a Wellness next month! Coach is available to help you reach your goals?

Session III Learn-to-Swim deadline 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert

8am— Farmers’ Market 8am—A Fair of the Arts at Showers Plaza

8am— Farmers’ Market 9am—Bryan Park Kids Triathlon

noon—Family 8am— Fun Walk/ Farmers’ Run Series Market 6:30pm— Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park concert Take a walk on a trail this weekend!

8am— Farmers’ Market


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

May–August 2017 Program Guide Table of Contents General Information............................ 2–3 Inclusive Recreation............................... 3 Facilities.......................................... 4–9 Cascades Golf Course............................. 5 Bryan Park and Mills Pools.................... 6–7 Twin Lakes Recreation Center............... 8–9 Rentals.................................... 4–6, 9, 13 Parks and Trails.............................. 10–12 Shelter House Rentals.......................... 13 Farmers’ Market................................. 14 Community Events........................... 14–20 Kid City Summer Camps.................... 22–23 Preschool.......................................... 21 Youth........................................... 21–25 Teen................................................ 25 The Great Outdoors......................... 26–27 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center................... 8–9, 28–31 Adults........................................... 28–34 Community Gardening.......................... 34 Volunteer Opportunities................... 35–36 Sponsorship/Parks Partners................ 37–38 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff.... 39 Registration Form, Refund Policy, Fees, Charges................................... 40

Index

Night Paddle...............................26 Oh No! H20: Water Quality Monitoring..............................27 Parks Partnerships................ 9, 37–38 Performing Arts Series...................16 Personal Training.........................28 PGA Junior League......................... 5 Pickleball...................................31 Pilates......................................30 Play Day....................................20 Private Swim Lessons...................... 7 R.I.P.P.E.D.................................30 Roving Naturalist..........................26 Run/Walk X-Train.........................30 Salsa Contest..............................15 Scuba Diving................................ 6 Silver&Fit®.................................29 SilverSneakers®............................29 Skateboarding Mini-Camp...............24 Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County.........................33 Steady Steppers...........................29 Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert.......................16 Summer Basketball Camp...............24 Tai Chi Qigong.............................29 Tails and Trails............................27 Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks.......................... 25, 33 Tomato Tasting...........................14 Touch A Truck.............................17 Toy Time...................................21 Turf Time for Toddlers...................21 Urban Boots................................27 Vinyasa Flow I.............................30 Vinyasa Flow II............................31 Wild Edible Hike..........................26 Women’s East Side Bike Ride...........15 Wellness Coaching......................... 3 What Happened to Mr. Cardinal........27 Yappy Hours—Unleash and Unwind....18 Yoga Core..................................31 Yoga Stretch...............................31 Youth Baseball............................25 Youth Sailing Camp.......................24 Youth Tennis Lessons.....................25 ZUMBA®.....................................31 ZUMBA® Gold..............................31

Front cover: Follow Bloomington Parks and Recreation on Facebook to get advance notice of when the pools are hosting 90° Pool Days with half price admission. Photo by Julie Ramey.

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50+ Expo....................................17 A Fair of the Arts.........................14 Active Living Coalition Health Fair....17 Adult (50+) FREE Programs..............29 Adult Sailing...............................32 Adult Tennis Lessons.....................33 Advanced German........................29 Aerial Silks Classes................... 25, 31 Ah, Nuts!...................................34 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.....................28 American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)...............28 Animal Tracking for Beginners..........27 Aqua Fit Group Exercise.................. 6 Backyard Beach Party....................21 Ballroom Dancing.........................34 Beginning Yoga............................30 Bike Rodeo.................................15 Bloomington Bikes Month................15 Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market................... 14–15 Bloomington Community Orchard Classes........................34

Bloomington Summer Sampler..........16 Bloomington Walking Club...............32 Boot Camp.................................30 Bryan Park Kids Triathlon...............19 Bug Fest....................................26 Cardio Kickboxing.........................30 Citrus Dreams.............................34 Community Gardening...................34 Core 360....................................30 Corporate Wellness Programs............ 9 Discover SCUBA............................. 6 Drool in the Pool..........................19 Eco Outpost................................26 Excel Tae Kwon Do.......................31 Fall Adult Softball Leagues..............33 Family Fun Walk/Run Series............24 Family Night Paddle......................26 Firefly Watch..............................27 First Saturday Fitness in the Park......32 The First Tee of Bloomington...........24 Fitness Assessments......................28 Fourth of July Parade....................18 Fossil Frenzy...............................26 Friends & Family Sails....................32 Inclusive Recreation....................... 3 Gift of Wellness............................ 9 Group Exercise classes............... 30–31 Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour.........18 International Folk Dance................29 Ivy Tech Summer Camps.................23 Jared Jeffries Basketball Clinics.......24 Jazzercise®.................................32 Junior Golf Clinic.......................... 5 Junk in the Trunk.........................20 Kid City Break Days.......................21 Kid City Summer Camps............. 22–23 Ladies Beginner Golf Clinic.............. 5 Lap Quilting................................29 Learn to Ride..............................15 Learn-to-Swim Lessons.................... 7 Legal Counseling..........................29 The Magic of Monarchs...................27 May the Quartz Be With You: A Geological Hike.....................26 Messy Mania................................19 Movies in the Parks.......................20 Mushroom Foray...........................27 National Bike to Work Day..............15 Native Plants for Pollinators Hike......27 Nature Hike................................26 Nature Sounds.............................17

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General Information

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

HOTLINE NUMBERS

E-mail: parks@bloomington.in.gov Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks

349-3754

May–August 2017

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Memorial Day (May 29), and Independence Day (July 4)

Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see pages 37–38), volunteer inquiries (see pages 35–36), 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.

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Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts

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

Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)

349-3610

Bryan Park and Mills Pools (Summer)

349-3741

Additional numbers

Maintenance Headquarters Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries

349-3498

Lee Huss, Urban Forester

349-3716

Inclusive Recreation Services

349-3747

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.


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.

Scholarships

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.

Wellness Coaching

Team up with a wellness coach to make 2017 your healthiest year yet! A wellness coach is a mentor who helps you set and reach your wellness goals. Think of wellness coaching as a workout for your brain, in the same way that personal training is exercise for your body. Contact Alison Miller at 349-3771 or milleal@bloomington.in.gov.

Wellness coaching can:

• help you define your personal image of wellness • help you set long- and short-term goals • make you accountable to your coach • support your healthy lifestyle • provide tools you can use to help you live your best life $20 for one 30-minute session • 81003-A $55 for three 30-minute sessions • 81003-B $90 for five 30-minute sessions • 81003-C For ages 18 yrs. and up.

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer programs that help make Bloomington an active community!

General Information

For more information, contact Amy Shrake, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747 or shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

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.

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.

Refund Policy

Substitution Policy

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary.

Teaching Fitness Classes in City Parks 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 milleal@bloomington.in.gov.

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 35–36 for more information.

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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.

Support Parks and the Community and Promote Your Business—Become a Parks Partner

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Facilities

Banneker Community Center

Allison-Jukebox Community Center

930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735

351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 Fax: 349-3785

Hours: C  all 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.

Rentals

All room rentals require a 50% deposit. Room Nonprofit Private Activity room (two available) Entire building

$40/hour/room $50/hour/room $60/hour

$85/hour

Fax: 349-3705

Hours: O  ffice Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Facility Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Closings: Memorial Day (May 30), July 4 (Independence Day) Coordinator: TBD Specialist: 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, June 23 • 9–10 a.m.

Summer Camps

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.

NE H O U RW S! Hours 6/5–7/28: Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. and 5–7 p.m. Located on the third floor, this is a place where families, especially those new to the community, can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.

Family Resource Center

See pages 22–23.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater BCT Management, Inc. 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408 4

323-3020 • boxoffice@buskirkchumley.org 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 director@buskirkchumley.org.


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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

(in-city/non-city)

Junior $200/$230

18 yrs. and younger

Student $375/$400

18 yrs. and up—with valid student ID

Adult $525/$565 Adult spouse $200/$240 Senior $480/$515 Senior spouse $200/$230 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

(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.)

Staff:

Aaron Craig, PGA Golf Facilities Manager Jason Sims, PGA Golf Programs Coordinator

Accessibility:

Designated parking spaces in lot. Restrooms and main entrance all accessible.

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.

Cascades Clubhouse Rental

The Cascades Golf Course clubhouse is located in the same building as the Cascades Golf Course pro shop at 3550 W. Kinser Pike, with a separate clubhouse entrance and restroom facilities. The room is carpeted and will comfortably seat up to 75 people. There are eight 8' rectangular tables and nine 6' rectangular tables, plus chairs. Alcoholic beverages are permitted, but must be purchased through the Cascades Golf Course. Renters may bring their own food. There are no kitchen or other food preparation facilities available. Visitors are welcome to have a firsthand look at the Clubhouse to evaluate the space for their individual needs. For additional rental information, or to check availability, call 349-3764.

Rental Rates 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 6 p.m.–1 a.m.

$150 + $150 deposit $250 + $250 deposit

PGA Junior League

The First Tee of Bloomington See summer camps on page 24.

The PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) highlights the social aspect of the game of golf for boys and girls ages 8–13 yrs. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions, where teams play a scramble format in structured leagues. Each team consists of 10–12 juniors. Cascades Golf Course is filling two teams that will join a league consisting of three to six teams from nearby cities and courses. Instructors: Jason Sims and Aaron Craig Matches: Each team has four, two-person teams each playing a nine-hole match against another cities/golf courses. Teams accumulate a point for each three-hole segment and the side with the most points from all matches wins. At the end of the season an All Star squad will be formed to compete in the state tournament. Matches will likely be played on weekend afternoons in June and July. There is no organized transportation to or from matches. Each team needs a parent to be the team leader for organizational purposes at the matches. Practice: There are two practices a week in May and one practice a week in June. For more information, visit www.pgajrleaguegolf.com. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/Cascadesjlg W, Sa, Su 5/1–7/31 • 6–7:30 p.m. • Register by 4/30 • 83504-A $150 • For ages 8–13 yrs. —cannot be age 14 yrs. prior to 8/1.

Ladies Beginner Golf Clinic

This ladies-only clinic offers a strong foundation in a sport you can play all your life! During the two sessions of the clinic, our qualified instructors teach the fundamentals of putting, chipping, and the overall golf swing. Each golfer will also gain a thorough understanding of golf rules and etiquette. Meet at the green picnic tables north of the clubhouse. Instructor: Jason Sims W 5/3–5/10 • 6–7:30 p.m. • Register by 4/30 • 83503-A W 6/7–6/14 • 6–7:30 p.m. • Register by 6/4 • 83503-B $35/in-city, $45/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Junior Golf Clinic

Give your youngsters the background they need to enjoy the game of golf throughout their lives! Our two-hour clinic introduces the fundamentals, plus some of the rules and terms. Instructor: Jason Sims Sa 5/20 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 5/18 • 83502-A $20/in-city, $25/non-city • For ages 6–15 yrs.

@Cascadesgc

Cascades Golf Course

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9-Hole Cart $7 18-Hole Cart $14 Range Balls, large $5 Range Balls, small $3 20-Bucket Range Balls $80

Golf Outings

Facilities—Cascades Golf Course

G OLF

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.

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Facilities—Bryan Park and Mills Pools

POOLS HOTLINE: 349-3741

Weather cancellation policy

In case of inclement weather, the Pools Hotline will be updated with the status of aquatic classes. Classes will be cancelled for thunder, lightning, and extremely cool temperatures, but will meet in the rain. Operating hours are subject to change based on weather conditions. For updates, call the Pools Hotline (349-3741). Portions of the main pool may also close for programs, low attendance, or lifeguard shortages. Bryan Park Pool’s lap lane will close at 5:15 p.m. for group swim lessons during scheduled program dates. Accessibility: Designated parking is available. Accessible toilet and shower in men’s and women’s bathhouse. Accessible chair lift for persons needing assistance entering pool. Supervision: All children under age 13 yrs. must be supervised by an adult ages 18 yrs. and up at all times. Refund policy: See page 3.

Bryan Park Pool

Mills Pool

Parking: Large parking lot off Woodlawn Ave. Hours: D  aily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Back-to-school hours: Weekdays, August 10—September 1, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30-7 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Weekends remain 11 a.m.– 7 p.m. during this time. Features: Zero-depth activity pool designed for children under 10 yrs., two waterslides*, 17' drop slide, and concession area.

Parking: Large parking lot adjacent to pool at Tri-North Middle School Hours: D  aily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Features: Zero-depth activity pool designed for children under 10 yrs., water basketball, 57' waterslide, and picnic/concession area.

1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 349-3741 Open May 26–September 4

Daily admission rates

Youth (17 yrs. and younger) $4 Adult $5 Waterslides* $3.50 *General admission fee does not include use of waterslides. Economy punch passes: $35 for a 10-punch pass—good for (valid at both Bryan Park admission and waterslide and Mills Pools) $65 for a 20-punch pass—good for admission and waterslide $150 for a 50-punch pass—good for admission and waterslide

Pool Rentals

Bryan Park and Mills Pools are perfect locations for your summertime event. Rental rates include lifeguards and customer service staff. Food and drink may be brought in but must remain in designated concession areas; alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool are typically available for rental between the hours of 7–11 p.m. For specific availability, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700. All reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office.

Bryan Park Pool

Entire Pool Facility......$300/hour

(Main pool, waterslides & Limestone Lagoon)

Main Pool....................$250/hour (Excludes Limestone Lagoon)

Mills Pool

Entire Pool Facility......$175/hour

(main pool, waterslide and zero-depth activity pool)

1100 W. 14th St. • 349-3741 Open May 26–August 8

Daily admission rates

Youth (17 yrs. and younger) $4 Adult $5 Economy punch passes: $35 for a 10-punch pass (valid at both Bryan Park $65 for a 20-punch pass and Mills Pools) $150 for a 50-punch pass

Scuba Diving

If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule or if you just prefer Web-based learning, then PADI’s online scuba courses are the way to go. Southern Indiana Scuba offers each phase separately to allow for a more flexible schedule and cost savings. To sign up, visit www.southernindianascuba.com or call 812-824-7234. May 8–12 • time TBD June 5, 12, 19, and 26 • 5:30–7 p.m. July 10, 17, 24, and 31 • 5:30–7 p.m. Mills Pool

Discover SCUBA

Experience the wonderful world of diving in a safe environment under the supervision of an SDI certified instructor. Diving takes place in water depth of 3'–5'. Everything is provided but your swimsuit and towel. Participants ages 12–17 yrs. must have a parent/guardian present at all times and must sign a release form for Southern Indiana SCUBA. No registration required.. May 29, June 23, or July 28 $4/youth, $5/adult (daily pool admission rate) For ages 12–17 yrs. w/parent or guardian Bryan Park Pool

For American Red Cross lifeguarding classes, see page 28.

Aqua Fit Group Exercise

Our aquatic fitness instructors provide aquatic exercise instruction that significantly contributes to each individual’s health and fitness goals. These fun, energetic, and motivational classes are for all fitness and skill levels. Participants utilize the buoyant quality of water to enhance physical fitness and reduce joint stress. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. During the first week, classes are free and do not require registration.

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Deep Water Aqua Fit—Bryan Park Pool—Get a great cardio workout while toning muscles and avoiding impact! Flotation belts are provided, but you need to feel comfortable in deep water. Sa 6/3–7/22 • 9–9:45 a.m. • Register by 6/5 • 82010-A $60/in-city, $70/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Shallow Water Aqua Fit—Bryan Park Pool—This class challenges people at every fitness level. No swimming skills necessary. Water shoes are recommended. Sa 6/3–7/22 • 10–10:45 a.m. • Register by 6/5 • 82010-B $60/in-city, $70/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up.


Refer to the chart for lesson information. Registrations are not accepted after the registration deadline. The weather cancellation policy applies (see page 6.) Cancellations will be made up on the Friday following the cancellation. Should more then two lessons be cancelled during the session, the additional classes will not be made up. Swim lesson participants are admitted to the pool for the swim lesson only. If participants wish to stay at the pool for recreational swimming following the lesson, regular admission rates apply.

Monday–Friday • 30 minutes • $60/in-city, $70/non-city • POOLS HOTLINE: 349-3741 SESSION I

SESSION II

June 5–16 • Register by 6/2.

June 19–30 • Register by 6/16.

Parent and Child Aquatics

American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is designed for children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years, and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. Exit Skills: Child turns 3 years of age and is comfortable with deeper water.

TIME 10:20–10:50 a.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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Learn-to-Swim: Preschool Aquatics

Teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression for preschool aged children. Preschool Aquatics orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them to gain some basic swimming and water safety skills. Participants build on their basic skills to improve propulsive movements on both the front and back to prepare them for the Learn-to-Swim program. Exit Skills: Child turns 6 years of age.

TIME 9:45–10:15 a.m. 10:20–10:50 a.m. 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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III 82004-3A 82004-3B 82004-3C 82004-3D

Level I: Intro to Water Skills

Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through Learn-to-Swim. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics skills. Exit Skills Assessment: Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side; travel at least 5 yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position.

TIME 9:45–10:15 a.m. 10:20–10:50 a.m. 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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Learn-to-Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

TIME 9:45–10:15 a.m. 10:20–10:50 a.m. 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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Learn-to-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development

The objectives of Learn-to-Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels. Introduce the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (if the water is 9 feet deep or deeper). Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water. 2. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

TIME 9:45–10:15 a.m. 10:20–10:50 a.m. 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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III 82007-3A 82007-3B 82007-3C 82007-3D

Learn-to-Swim Level 4: Stroke Improvement

In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall. Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. 2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards. 3. Submerge and swim a distance of 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to the surface, then exit the water.

TIME 9:45–10:15 a.m. 10:20–10:50 a.m. 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

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III 82008-3A 82008-3B 82008-3C 82008-3D

Learn-to-Swim Level 5: Stroke Refinement

In Level 5, participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase the distances that they swim. Participants also learn to perform flip turns on the front and back. Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Perform a shallow-angle dive into water at least 9 feet deep, swim front crawl for 50 yards, then swim elementary backstroke 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout. 2. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction of travel as necessary, then swim back crawl for 25 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.

TIME 5:45–6:15 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m.

Private Swim Lessons

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Private or semi-private swim lessons allow the participant to work at a personalized level to achieve swim goals. All our swim instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certified. Private swim lessons are good way to help swimmers focus on a particular skill, or to help overcome a fear of the water. Contact Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov to set up a private or semi-private swim lesson package with one of our outstanding swim instructors.

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The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. New water safety topics are introduced, and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced. Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. 2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position. 3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

SESSION III

July 10–28 • Register by 7/7.

Facilities—Bryan Park Swimming Lessons

Keep your child safe in the water with the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.

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Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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.

1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 bloomington.in.gov/TLRC Fax: 349-3707 Hours: 

Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Memorial Day (May 29): 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Summer hours: June 1–September 1 Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Independence Day (July 4): 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Facility Manager: Mark Sterner Facility Coordinator: Daren Eads Membership Coordinator: Megan Stark Aquatics/Program Coordinator: Chelsea Price

Membership benefits

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

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Memberships*

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Automatic Monthly Debit** Monthly

Six months***

12 month***

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.

Adult

$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.

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TLRC Personal Trainers develop a fitness program customized for you!

$40

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)

$70/hour

Turf field prime (October–March)

$150/hour

Entire Lower Level

$150/hour

Corporate Wellness Programs

See pages 28–31 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.

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! Are you hydrated? One study conducted by Loughborough University found that a mere 5% drop in water levels in the body can cause a 25–30% loss in energy. Even a 3% drop can cause fuzzy thinking, “brain fog” and a slower metabolism. Another study conducted by University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory found that even a 1.5% water loss led to reduced cognitive function, headaches and fatigue in 25 women and 26 men.

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Team up with the TLRC to inspire your employees to be healthy and fit. 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 starme@bloomington.in.gov.

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Parks and Trails

B-Line Trail

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

B-Link

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

Broadview Park

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.

Bryan Park

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.

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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.

Cascades Park

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.

Crestmont Park

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

Goat Farm

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. 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

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

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.

Latimer Woods

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

Miller-Showers Park

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.

Olcott Park

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.

Peoples Park

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

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For information about programs at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, see pages 26–27.

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.

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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.

Seminary Park

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.

Southeast Park

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.

Switchyard Park

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.

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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.

Healthy Heart Tip! Get outside and play! Breathing in fresh air is a quick way to kick your brain into high gear. Ditch the caffeine and stick to a walk in the park. Some say that 20 minutes outside can wake you up just as much as one cup of coffee can.


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

NEW!

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 tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

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 pederses@bloomington.in.gov. 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 pederses@bloomington.in.gov. 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 pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Olcott Park

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 tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

Twin Lakes Sports Park

Twin Lakes has four 300' fenced fields with lights. For reservation information contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

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 tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

$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.

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Farmers’ Market/Community Events

Saturdays

April–September 8 a.m.–1 p.m. October–November 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tuesdays

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.

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 veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov.

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.

Tuesday Market

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.

Free Market Parking:

• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “C” 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:

• Bike parking is plentiful with temporary racks along the B-Line Trail and additional racks in front of City Hall.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tomato Tasting

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, August 19 9–11:30 a.m.

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Saturday Market Parking

Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays.

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.

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!


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Saturday, August 5  10 a.m.  Showers Plaza  For all ages. Summer’s sun is still blazing, and we’re about to kick up the heat with Bloomington’s 29th annual Salsa Contest. Entries for the city’s best homemade salsa will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Take part in the food showdown of the year, and revel in the abundance of locally grown ingredients and the culinary craftsmanship of the salsa creations.

 To enter the contest:

Purchase your entry packet for $5 at Bloomingfoods East (3220 E. Third St.) or Bloomingfoods Near West Side (316 W. Sixth St.) Entry packets must be returned to Bloomingfoods East or West no later than 8 p.m. Friday, August 4. Entry packets include:  an entry form with space to include your recipe  a recipe card  two 16 oz. containers for salsa  a bag to place them in.

Judging takes place at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5. First, second and third place prizes are awarded in each of the categories.

 Even if you don’t enter, plan on joining the fun.

You’ll have a chance to taste the contest salsas (while supplies last) as well as some salsas made by Bivis Tamales. There will be a salsa-making demonstration at 10:15 a.m. by Chef Chris Swartzentruber from Upland Brewing Company.

 Salsa Dance Demonstration and Party!

Presented in cooperation with Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the annual salsa dance demonstration and party is afoot! Latin rhythms and lively dancing take place in conjunction with the Salsa Contest. Look cool; dance HOT! For more information call 812-334-0553.

Contest rules: Salsas should be entirely handmade with fresh ingredients; no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, or processed sauces allowed. Twenty entries in each of the three categories (tomato-based raw, tomatobased cooked and specialty) are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All the ingredients in raw salsa must be completely uncooked (no smoking, braising, roasting, etc.) Specialty salsas may include tomatoes, but not as a main ingredient. Judges and their family members are not eligible to participate. Limit of one entry per category per person. Winners will be announced at the event around 11 a.m.

Community Events

29th annual

For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at 349-3738 or veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov.

Bloomington Bikes Month

Celebrate Bloomington's Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community status. Take part in Bloomington's effort to earn Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community status!

Spend the entire summer cruising on your bicycle after this Bloomington Bikes Month class. Beginning bike Tue.–Wed.–Thu., May 2–4  4:30-5:30 p.m. riders learn how to confidently and safely ride their Register by 4/28.  77506-A bikes through individual instruction, and also learn Tue.–Wed.–Thu., May 9–11  5:30-6:30 p.m. about bike maintenance, road safety, and proper bike Register by 5/5.  77506-B and helmet fitting. Each participant receives a free bike $35/in-city, $40/non-city helmet and must bring a bicycle without training wheels. For ages 7-11 yrs. w/parent. Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Rd.— Parents are encouraged to participate and must remain southeast corner of parking lot on site.

Learn to Ride

Thursday, May 4  5:30-7:30 p.m.  FREE For ages 16 yrs. and up. City Hall

National Bike to Work Day Friday, May 19  Register by 5/18. FREE  For ages 16 yrs. and up.

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, June 3  10 a.m.–noon  FREE For ages 4–12 yrs. w/parent. Fairview Elementary School, 500 W. Seventh St.—playground

This loop ride explores the range of bicycle-friendly ways to access the east side from downtown. Meet in the City Hall parking lot at the B-Line Trail and Eighth Street at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Beth Rosenbarger at rosenbab@bloomington.in.gov. Registered riders will be entered into a drawing for $50 gift certificates from Bikesmiths, Bicycle Garage, Revolution Bike and Bean or Salt Creek Cycles. All riders will be rewarded with a free bagel and drink from any of the three Bloomington Bagel Co. shops. Register online at bloomington.in.gov/bloomingtonbikesmonth. The Bike Rodeo is a free, family-oriented event that both entertains and educates children on cycling safety and the importance of wearing bike helmets. Participants can bike through an obstacle course, enjoy healthy snacks, and learn something new! Please bring your own bike. A few bikes will be available for use in the Rodeo.

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Women's East Side Bike Ride

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Community Events

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. For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert Thursday, May 4 • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Monroe County Courthouse Lawn

Held in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club Auxiliary’s Strawberry Shortcake Festival, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Performance group Style Mr. Taylor and His Dirty Dixie Band New Orleans dixieland jazz

Bloomington Summer Sampler Friday, May 26 • 5 p.m. Bryan Park and Bryan Park Pool

Celebrate the official start of summer! Visit with a whole slew of community organizations about the fabulous events they have cooked up for the community to enjoy.

Bryan Park • 5–8:30 p.m.

Live music, tasty food, and lots of start-of-summer fun. 5:30 p.m.—Kid Kazooey and the Ballroom Roustabouts (low-volume rock ‘n’ roll for families with children) 6–8 p.m.—Active games at Play Day (see page 20.) 7:15 p.m.—Cari Ray (Americana blues)

Bryan Park Pool

9 p.m.—Finding Dory (2016—PG) Admission $2 per person. Reduced pool admission sponsored by Southern Indiana Scuba.

Evening with the Bloomington Community Band Sunday, May 28 • 7 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Thur.–Fri.–Sat., June 1–3 • 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4 • 2 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Sundays in Bryan Park

5:30–8:30 p.m. NEW: back-to-back shows each evening!

Date July 16

Performance group Celtica

Craig & The Crawdads July 23

Busman’s Holiday

July 30

Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Janiece Jaffe

Jason & Ginger

Swing Time Big Band

August 6

The Hoosier Caravan with Tom Roznowski​

Krista Detor

Style progressive Celtic

foot-stompin’ New Orleans R&B, jazz & swing! acoustic folk

blues-infused Americana acoustic, easy jazz swing era music

Hoosier songs and stories acoustic folkish

Peoples Park Concerts

NEW TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. • Rain dates: 9/5 and 9/12

The People’s 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 May 9 Jack Wittle Band blues rock soul jam May 16

Monika Herzig & Peter Kienle modern, swinging jazz

May 23 Kaia May 30

Davis + Devitt

Acoustic pop jazz blues

Anna Wrasse

acoustic singer-songwriter

Slip Me 5

vintage acoustic swing

June 6

Fiddle ‘n’ Feet and the Foot Squad

June 20

Cari Ray

June 13 June 27 July 11 July 18 August 1

Americana blues

world guitar, Chapman Stick®

The 1-4-5’s

blues

O2R Blues Band

August 8

Peter and the Wolves

August 22

Lilly Meister

August 15

roots music and percussive dance

Steve Sobiech

Cathy Norton

July 25

world vocal music ensemble

Amigo Fields

August 29 Hoosier Darling

blues, folk

blues, blues, blues

acoustic folk/pop/rock

acoustic bilingual Americana singer-songwriter

harmony trio— originals and favorites

Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Fridays in The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

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Date June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30 July 7

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Performance group IMUNURI The Mark Robinson Band Opal Fly & KAPOW! Martinie’s Boogie Three Jenn Cristy

Style funk, soul, indie rock roots rock & blues rock and roll originals piano dance bop party high-energy piano rock

Thank you to our sponsors Platinum Record:

Baker Family Dentistry CFC, Inc. Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services ISU—The May Agency Siwy Plastic Surgery

Gold Record:

MainSource Bank Stephen R. Miller, CPA Relish Roto-Rooter Plumbers


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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.

Frogs and Toads Musical guest Amigo Fields Friday, April 21 • 7:30 p.m. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

The Family Night Paddle on Griffy Lake immediately follows the program. Space for the Family Night Paddle is limited, so register early. For more information, see page 26.

Pollinators Musical guest Jason Burnfield Friday, May 19 • 7:30 p.m. Winslow Woods

Look for more Nature Sounds programs in our Fall-Winter 2017 program guide.

Saturday, May 20 9 a.m.–noon Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. FREE

Active Living Coalition Health Fair

Get up, get out, and get active at the Active Living Coalition’s 10th annual Health Fair! Visit more than 20 health- and wellnessrelated booths, watch exercise demonstrations, take home some special giveaways, and gather all the info you need to live a healthy lifestyle! The Active Living Coalition Health Fair takes place next to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, the ideal place to purchase fresh, healthy, locally grown food. For more information, contact Alison Miller at 349-3771 or visit activelivingcoalition.org.

For more information, call 349-3725. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Wednesday, May 10 3–7 p.m. • FREE Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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A Healthy, Active, and Creative Lifestyle Event For more than 40 years, the 50+ Expo has been the community’s premier showcase of businesses and organizations whose products and services are geared toward people ages 50 years and up. The event includes:

For more information about the 50+ Expo, contact Bill Ream at 349-3748 or reamw@bloomington.in.gov.

Winslow Sports Complex

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• A large expo filled with a variety of exhibitors • A health fair offering free health screenings by local health care professionals • A community area with representatives from recreation, music, art, and other local activity clubs • A quick-draw caricaturist and more!

Big rigs or bust at the 17th annual Touch a Truck! Get up close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, buses, bucket trucks, and more. Explore and learn about the inner and outer workings of all your favorite vehicles.

Rain date: June 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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For more information contact Lynsie Haag at 349-3718 or haagl@bloomington.in.gov. Call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754 for weather-related cancellations.

Wednesday, June 14 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. NEW ! ION L O C AT

$1/per person Geared toward ages 1–10 yrs.


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Series of events for dogs and their families at Ferguson Dog Park!

Unleash and Unwind

Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Walk, Run, Jump!

Saturday, April 22 • 9–11:30 a.m.

It’s an active and fun-filled morning for dogs! The event starts with a 1.4-mile walk on the paved Cascades Park Trail from the Lion’s Den Shelter in Upper Cascades Park to Ferguson Dog Park. After the walk, dogs will be able to try out agility equipment while their people enjoy an agility demonstration by the Flying Paws Agility Club. Dog Walk: 9 a.m. at the Lion’s Den Shelter in Upper Cascades Park Dog Agility Demonstration: 9:30 a.m. at Ferguson Dog Park

Dogs Gone Wild!

Saturday, June 10 • 1–3 p.m.

It’s a doggone crazy afternoon that’s sure to bring out the wild side of your canine friends! Join us and Mad 4 My Dog and the Monroe County Humane Association for some canine craziness including a doggie ice cream eating contest, doggie musical chairs, a dogs bobbing for dogs game, and more!

Fourth of July Parade!

Tuesday, July 4  10 a.m.

$25 entry fee • Applications will be accepted until Thursday, June 15 at 5 p.m. or until a total of 100 entries is reached, whichever comes first. Applications are being accepted for entries into the Fourth of July Parade, hosted by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Downtown Bloomington, Inc. We encourage all kinds of entries including floats, bands and musical groups, walking groups, classic cars, and other entries that show your patriotism and love for the Bloomington community! For parade information or to request an application, contact Bill Ream at 349-3748 or reamw@bloomington.in.gov. Applications are available May 1. 9 a.m. Bloomington Community Band on the Courthouse lawn 10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade 11:15 a.m. Parade Awards announced at the reviewing stand Event partner:

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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.

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Blue Hour Farm and Marble Hill Farm July 9 • 4–8:30 p.m. $50 • For all ages.

Blue Hour Farm is a 3.3 acre vegetable farm located in the rolling hills of Van Buren Township on the southwest side of Bloomington. Utilizing more than 10 years of experience on other local farms, Grant Pershing uses all organic practices as well as some permaculture techniques including: no-till raised beds, water catchment, beneficial insect habitats, polyculture and perennial plantings. Marble Hill Farm, located in southwest Monroe County, is owned and managed by Kip and Whitney Schlegel and is in its 20th year of operation. More than 200 animals live on the farm, including Angus cattle for beef, Shetland sheep for wool, pastured poultry for eggs, horses, donkeys, and waterfowl. The evening culminates in a dinner prepared by local chefs from Big Woods Bloomington, C3 Bar, and Truffles, including vegetarian and vegan options. It is a farm-to-fork experience you will not want to miss.

Bus departs City Hall at 4:15 p.m. If riding the bus, register by 7/3 • 86501-A If driving on your own, register by 7/3 • 86501-B For more information, visit bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket.

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Prepare to get messy and dirty with these hands-on wacky, tacky, and gooey activities that are fun for all ages! The best part? No prep time and no cleanup for you! Wear old clothes and get ready for an epic morning of ooey, gooey, good fun.

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Wednesday, August 16 Thursday, August 17 5–8 p.m. • Mills Pool $5/dog (max. 1 dog per person)

Tuesday, July 11 9 a.m.–noon Bryan Park— Henderson Shelter

Community Events

Drool in the Pool 13th Annual

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.

$5/child For ages 1–8 yrs. w/parent. For more information, contact Lynsie Haag at 349-3718 or haagl@bloomington.in.gov.

Saturday, July 15 9-10:30 a.m. For ages 5–10 yrs. $15/child

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.

Early bird registration deadline: Friday, June 30 • $15 Late registration deadline is Thursday, July 13 • $20

Encourage children to get active with this fun, non-competitive event!

Every child who takes part is a winner! Participants begin each event together so no one is left behind. Children must bring their own bikes and bike helmets for the cycle portion, and bathing suits and life jackets (if desired) for the swim portion. Refreshments and fruit are provided for triathletes after the event. There is an information session for athletes and parents at 5:30 p.m. June 28 at Bryan Park Pool. For more information, contact Alison Miller at 349-3771 or milleal@bloomington.in.gov.

OWNERS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM A VETERINARIAN SHOWING THEIR DOG’S CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION TO ATTEND. 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. Registration forms available July 3.

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The triathlon includes a: • 50-meter swim in Bryan Park Pool • 1.5-mile cycle • .5-mile run.

We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior.

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Community Events

Movies in the Parks

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.

Play Day

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.

Sponsors

BioLife • The Dog House • ISU—The May Agency Oliver Winery • Secretly Distribution and Secretly Group World Wide Automotive Service

Finding Dory

(2016—PG)

May 26 • 9 p.m. • Bryan Park Pool Special $2 pool admission sponsored by Southern Indiana Scuba.

Summer Sampler • 5–8:30 p.m. • Bryan Park (see full description on page 16)

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

Tomorrowland (2015—PG)

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.

Friday, May 26

6–8 p.m. • Bryan Park • For all ages. Come out and PLAY! Bloomington has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, and we intend to celebrate! We’ll have games and playful activities for kids of all ages. The evening ends with the showing of the Finding Dory movie on the big screen! Play Day occurs during the Bloomington Summer Sampler. See page 16 for more information.

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 n u J For more information about Junk in the Trunk, or to receive a vendor application, contact 349-3700.

Healthy Heart Tip!

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While play is crucial for a child’s development, it is beneficial for people of all ages. Play can add joy to life, relieve stress, supercharge learning, and connect you to others and the world around you. Play can also make work more productive and pleasurable.

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.


Youth

Living and Learning

Living and Learning

Toy Time

The Banneker Center is brimming with toys and activities for your child, and comfortable carpeting and chairs for you! Play space is not available outside of scheduled hours. Hours 6/5–7/28: Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. and 5–7 p.m. FREE • For ages newborn–5 yrs. w/parent. NEW HOURS Banneker Community Center !

Break Days

Summer fun ... when school’s out!

Backyard Beach Party

Watch the Banneker backyard become the neighborhood super sunny beach! Grab the sunscreen and watch your preschooler make a castle in the sand, keep cool in the sprinkler, and have fun with beach toys. F 6/16 • 10–11:30 a.m. F 7/14 • 10–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Preschool/Youth

Preschool

= Break Day! May 2017 Su M Tu W Th F Sa 2

Register by 4/25.

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 See page 19.

See page 15.

Pools and Swimming Lessons See pages 6–7.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks

Spend your break days hanging out with your friends, exploring the city and IU campus on field trips, staying physically active playing sports and games, and getting in touch with nature! Break Days are inclusive, serving camp-ready children with and without disabilities. Scholarships for Break Days are available through the Bloomington Parks Foundation. The deadline to apply for Break Days scholarships is one week prior to the registration deadline. For more information about scholarships, call 349-3700 or e-mail parks@bloomington.in.gov.

Binford Elementary School 2300 E Second St. 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 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. For more information, contact Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or e-mail shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

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Learn to Ride and Bike Rodeo

Stay active during school breaks with Break Days presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and MCCSC.

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Kid City Summer Camps

Kid City is ACA Accredited!

Summer Camps Session

Date

All Kid City Original and Quest programs are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Kid City has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.

Additional transportation provided by

Camp, grades, and theme

(grades for the 2017–2018 school year)

Registration fee in-city/non-city

Registration and payment due by

A

June 5–9

• Original (K–4) Theme: Rainbow Warriors • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

5/30 at 5 p.m.

B

June 12–16

• Original (K–4) Theme: Down by the River • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

6/5 at 5 p.m.

C

June 19–23

• Original (K–4) Theme: Veggie Tales • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

6/12 at 5 p.m.

D

June 26–30

• Original (K–4) Theme: Zootopia • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

6/19 at 5 p.m.

• Original (K–4) Theme: Art Attack! • Quest (5–7)

$99/$102 $93/$96

6/26 at 5 p.m.

E

July 5–7

*No camp July 3–4.

F

July 10–14

• Original (K–4) Theme: Passport to Fun • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

7/3 at 5 p.m.

G

July 17–21

• Original (K–4) Theme: Wacky World • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

7/10 at 5 p.m.

H

July 24–28

• Original (K–4) Theme: The Fairest of Them All • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

7/17 at 5 p.m.

I

July 31–August 4

• Original (K–4) Theme: Summer Camp Mashup • Quest (5–7)

$165/$170 $155/$160

7/24 at 5 p.m.

* S ession E: No camp July 3–4. The cost for this session is prorated $99/in-city, $102/non-city for Original and $93/in-city, $96/non-city for Quest. • For all camps, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $35 per session per child is due at the time of registration. This deposit is applied to the session fee. Session registrations and payments are due in full by 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the start of a selected session. Registration materials can be downloaded from the Web site (bloomington.in.gov/kidcity). Online registration is not available for any Kid City camp program. • All late registrations require a $35 administration fee in addition to the registration fee. • Camp session reservations not paid in full by the due date will be cancelled, and the $35 deposit forfeited. • Registrations are accepted at the Parks and Recreation office or by mail at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Bloomington, IN 47404. If your child is already registered for camp, credit card payment can be made online, or over the phone at 349-3700.

ur camp staff are enthusiastic, O well-trained adults. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified and adhere to the highest professional standards set forth by the American Camp Association and the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

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Parents are responsible for transporting their child/ren to and from camp each day. Once at camp, city buses and passenger vans are used to transport campers to and from field trips that are not within walking distance. Only trained, licensed drivers transport campers.

Please bring: a sack lunch and water bottle, a swimsuit and towel, and any special sunscreen, bug spray or medications. We recommend providing your camper with a durable backpack to carry these items. Do not bring money, toys, or cell phones.


In order to support the success and safety of all individuals registered and participating in Kid City summer camps, it is important that participants are indeed “camp ready.” To assist in determining if your child is “camp ready,” the following criteria have been developed: • Participant is able to participate in the camp program independently or with reasonable accommodations. • Participant is age appropriate (ages 5–14 yrs.) Participants may be aged up or down one grade level with director approval. • Participant is able to use the restroom independently or with minimal verbal prompting. • Participant is comfortable with, and able to interact in, a group environment. • Participant interacts and participates in camp in a manner that is physically and emotionally safe for themselves and others. Our camps are inclusive, serving children with and without disabilities. Inclusion services are available for accommodation needs and support options for your child. Reasonable accommodation requests and registration must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp session. For more information, contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Amy Shake, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747.

Kid City Original

At Kid City Original a new experience awaits every day! Campers explore the world around them with field trips and special events. Daily programs give campers the chance to try specialized activities in the areas of nature and the outdoors, sports and games, and arts and media. Our unique weekly themes provide something fun for everyone! We give every child a summer to remember. Staff-tocamper ratio is 1:6 for grade K. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8 for grades 1–4.*

Ivy Tech Summer Camps

For more information or to register for Ivy Arts or College for Kids, contact Ivy Tech at 812-330-4400 or visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll/5860.html. For more information about afternoon camp sessions, call 349-3731.

College for Kids!

Ivy Tech Community College—Bloomington is teaming up with Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City summer camp to bring four unique weeklong camps to participants ages 11–14 yrs. Ivy Tech offers fun college-style classes in the morning and then Kid City staff transport the campers for an afternoon of games, field trips, or swimming. Campers enjoy a variety of program choices. Session I: June 12–16 Session II: June 19–23 Session III: June 26–30 Session IV: July 10-14

Ivy Arts for Kids

Kid City Summer Camps

Is my child ready for camp?

Create works of art in both 2D and 3D with media such as paint, pencil, and ceramics. Combine a session of Ivy Arts for Kids with active and engaging recreation opportunities at Kid City! Camps meet Monday through Friday for two weeks. Cost includes all programming and materials at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and Kid City, transportation in between programs, and an afternoon snack. Campers should bring a sack lunch. Session I: June 5-16 Session II: June 19–30 Session III: July 5–14 Session IV: July 17–28

Kid City Quest

*Denotes maximum staff-to-camper ratio in accordance with the American Camp Association National Standards.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Youth in grades 5–7 want a different kind of camp experience, and they get it in Kid City Quest! Quest campers are actively engaged in activities separate from younger Kid City Original campers. Space is dedicated to Questers, where they can hang out with friends and be themselves. Camp offers a break from technology, replacing it with participation in the community. Kid City Quest also keeps campers involved in traditional camp favorites such as swimming, crafts, library time, games and field trips! Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.*

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Summer Camps/Youth

Summer Camps Youth Sailing Camp

Co-sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Lake Monroe Sailing Association, these lessons teach safe sailing skills to participants who can swim. No previous sailing experience is required. Age ranges given are guides only. Special arrangements may be made depending on experience and class availability. For sailing details, e-mail lmsayouthsailing@gmail.com. For registration information, call 349-3700. $215 • For ages 9–16 yrs. Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd.

M–F • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. DATES REGISTER BY LEVEL CODE 5/29–6/2 5/25 Beginning 84505-A 6/5–6/9 6/1 Beginning 84505-B 6/12–6/16 6/8 Intermediate 84505-C 6/19–6/23 6/15 Beginning 84505-D 6/26–6/30 6/22 Intermediate 84505-E 7/10–7/14 7/6 Beginning 84505-F 7/17–7/21 7/13 Intermediate 84505-G 7/24–7/28 7/20 Advanced 84505-H 7/31–8/3 7/27 All levels 84505-I

Skateboarding Mini-Camp

Skateboarders of all levels can perfect their street, ramp, and vert skating skills in a fun and safe atmosphere. Camp meets three times a week for two weeks. Each camper must wear a helmet, such as a bicycle helmet. Elbow, knee and wrist protection is strongly encouraged. Instructor: William Lee M, W, F 6/5–6/16 • 8–10:30 a.m. • Register by 6/2 • 87201-A M, W, F 7/10–7/21 • 8–10:30 a.m. • Register by 7/7 • 87201-B $60/in-city, $65/non-city • For ages 7–12 yrs. Skate Park at Upper Cascades

The First Tee of Bloomington

Junior Golf Camp is now First Tee of Bloomington! Through the First Tee curriculum, campers learn the fundamentals of the golf swing, as well as techniques for putting, chipping, and the uses G OLF COU RS E of irons and drivers. Golf rules and etiquette are also included in each day’s camp. The First Tee program uses golf to teach important life skills: How to manage emotions, set goals, resolve conflicts, and how to communicate with others. Junior golfers play games, take part in fun competitions, and answer trivia questions about golf rules. There are opportunities to purchase treats from the pro shop snack bar during breaks. Camp week ends Friday with nine holes of golf and lunch. Instructor: Jason Sims $90/in-city, $100/non-city • For ages 7–15 yrs. Cascades Golf Course M–F 6/5–6/9 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 6/4 • 83501-A M–F 6/12–6/16 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 6/11 • 83501-B M–F 6/19–6/23 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 6/18 • 83501-C M–F 6/19–6/23 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 6/18 • 83501-D M–F 6/26–6/30 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 6/25 • 83501-E M–F 7/10–7/14 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 7/9 • 83501-F M–F 7/17–7/21 • 9 a.m.–noon• Register by 7/16 • 83501-G M–F 7/17–7/21 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 7/16 • 83501-H M–F 7/24–7/28 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 7/23 • 83501-I

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Summer Basketball Camp

B-Town Ballers and Coach Frank are back for another summer of basketball in Bloomington. Youth players learn basic basketball skills plus life lessons that will serve them well both on and off the court. Registration fee includes T-shirt, shorts, Gatorade and water during camp. Please indicate T-shirt size on registration form. Instructor: Andrew Frank M–F • $80 • Twin Lakes Recreation Center 7/17–7/21 • 9 a.m.–noon • Register by 7/7 • 87502-A For ages 6–9 yrs. 7/17–7/21 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 7/7 • 87502-B For ages 10–13 yrs.

Jared Jeffries Basketball Clinics

Jared Jeffries returns to Bloomington to bring his love of basketball to youth in the community. Jared helps young players develop the basic fundamentals of basketball, and discusses how positive life skills can enhance everyone’s game. Clinics include drills, individual and group instruction, scrimmages, and lessons on the value of sportsmanship and hard work. Please include T-shirt size on registration form; adult sizes available are S, M, L, and XL. Instructor: Chris Ward For grades 3–4 • Register by 6/9 • $15 • 87501-A Tu 6/13 • 9 a.m.–noon For grades 5–6 • Register by 6/13 • $25 • 87501-B W, Th, F 6/14–6/16 • 9 a.m.–noon For grades 7–8 • Register by 6/13 • $25 • 87501-C W, Th, F 6/14–6/16 • 1–4 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Healthy Living Family Fun Walk/Run Series

NEW!

Challenge family members of all ages to complete the Family Fun Walk/Run Series with Bloomington Parks and Recreation this summer! Participate in one, two, or all three events in the series-how many you do, and how fast or slowly you walk or run, is completely up to you. Other activities and refreshments are provided during the event, so plan to stay and have a great time with your family. Sa 5/27 10–11 a.m. • Register by 5/26 at noon • 81002-A Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park— .4-mile loop Sa 6/24 10–11 a.m. • Register by 6/23 at noon • 81002-B Bryan Park— .8-mile loop Sa 7/22 10–11 a.m. • Register by 7/21 at noon • 81002-C Winslow Sports Complex— .9-mile loop $5 per family member per event • For all ages.

Sports and Fitness Personal Training See page 28.

Friends & Family Sails See page 32.


See page 31.

Youth Baseball

The Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association (BJLBA) in conjunction with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce its second season baseball registration for players ages 5–12 yrs. and for all levels of skill and ability. Direct all program and registration questions to www.bjlba.org and/or registration@bjlba.org. The Monroe County Senior League Baseball Association (MCSLBA) in conjunction with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce late baseball registration for the Spring season for players ages 12–19 yrs. and Fall Ball registration for players ages 12–15 yrs. and for all levels of skill and ability. Direct all program and registration questions to www.mcslba.org and/or registration@mcslba.org.

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.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 33.

Pools and Swimming Lessons See pages 6–7.

For facility and membership information, see pages 8–9.

Youth Tennis Lessons

For programs, see pages 28–31.

G OLF Classes meet twice each week for four weeks. Instructors are accomplished players and trained through the USTA curriculum. Typical student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov. Winslow Sports Complex

Outdoor Sports Hotline: 349-3610

for general information or weather-related cancellations

Session I

$41/in-city, $49/non-city • Register by 5/24. Beginner M, W 5/31–6/21 • 5–5:45 p.m. • For ages 5–8 yrs. • 87001-1A Tu, Th 5/30–6/22 • 5–5:45 p.m. • For ages 5–8 yrs. • 87001-1B Tu, Th 5/30–6/22 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. • For ages 9–12 yrs. • 87001-1C

Session II

$41/in-city, $49/non-city • Register by 6/21. Beginner M, W 6/26–7/19 • 5–5:45 p.m. • For ages 5–8 yrs. • 87001-2A Tu, Th 6/27–7/21 • 5–5:45 p.m. • For ages 5–8 yrs. • 87001-2B Tu, Th 6/27–7/21 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. • For ages 9–12 yrs. • 87001-2C

Intermediate Tu, Th 6/27–7/21 • 6:30–7:15 p.m. • For ages 9–12 yrs. • 87001-2D

Private Tennis Lessons

If group lessons are not your style or if you like more personalized attention, private lessons are available from our group instructors. Times are flexible. For more information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

COU RS E

See page 5.

Bloomington Bikes Month

See page 15.

Aerial Fitness Classes for Youth at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

FLIGHT SPRITES

Aerial Silks is an amazing way for youth to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. For ages 8–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, visit www.aerialogy.fitness. Intro to Aerials Saturdays • 3:30–4:45 p.m. • $10 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) Fridays • 6–8 p.m. • $10

YOUTH AsaBela Studio students progressively learn the skills to increase upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility,  range of motion, and stamina. For ages 6-12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, e-mail AsaBelaStudio@gmail.com or visit AsaBelaStudio.com.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Intermediate Tu, Th 5/30–6/22 • 6:30–7:15 p.m. • For ages 9–12 yrs. • 87001-1D

Youth/Teen

Excel Tae Kwon Do

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks

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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.

Roving Naturalist

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 tompkine@bloomington.in.gov.

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.

Family Night Paddle

The whole family is invited to this special Night Paddle in celebration of Earth Week. Let the kids stay up past their bedtimes to paddle out at sunset and watch darkness fall over Griffy Lake. Each participant must register and parents must accompany children under age 14 yrs. Watercraft, paddles, and life jackets are provided. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate your way once you get back on dry land. F 4/21 • 8:30–9:30 p.m. • Register by 4/20 • 74006-A $6/in-city, $7/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

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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 5/10 • 8:30–10 p.m. • Register by 5/9 • 84013-A F 6/9 • 9–10:30 p.m. • Register by 6/8 • 84013-B Su 7/9 • 9–10:30 p.m. • Register by 7/6 • 84013-C M 8/7 • 8:30–10 p.m. • Register by 8/6 • 84013-D 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

Wild Edible Hike

Return to your primitive roots and discover some safe and common wild edible plants. We will go over identification, harvesting, and preparation techniques and will try a taste of a few different items you’re unlikely to find in any grocery store! Whether you are just looking to try something new or are well on your way to going off the grid, this class offers something for everyone. Dress for the weather and come prepared to hike one mile. Instructor: Josh Nickelson Sa 5/13 • 11 a.m.–noon • Register by 5/8 • 84010-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. RCA Community Park

Nature Hike

Visit Leonard Springs Nature Park and experience one of Bloomington’s hidden outdoor gems. An experienced naturalist will guide you on a 1.1 mile hike through multiple forest types, near a cascading stream, and up close to a small shelter cave. Dress for the weather and prepare for a moderate hike. Binoculars are provided. Instructor: Josh Nickelson Sa 5/20 • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Register by 5/15 • 84011-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park

May the Quartz Be With You: A Geological Hike

A long time ago, in a place not very far away ... It is a period of geological significance. Geologists, striking from a university, began flocking to Bloomington in order to examine the amazing geological formations there. Follow in their footsteps and explore how Bloomington’s geological features came to be. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Su 6/11 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 6/5 • 84002-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

Bug Fest

Learn all about amazing insects at Bloomington’s fifth annual Bug Fest! Go on an insect safari, handle cool insects, make a craft, and participate in a mealworm or cricket spitting contest. There will be speakers and information booths on a variety of buggy topics. This event is a collaboration of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Monroe County Parks and Recreation, The WonderLab Museum, Purdue Extension office, and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Sa 6/17 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE • For all ages. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Fossil Frenzy

Evidence of life from millions of years ago can be found throughout Indiana’s streams. Join us on an expedition to search for prehistory beneath our feet. Expect a short introduction on what to look for followed by a hike (about two miles round trip) to Griffy Creek to scour the fossil beds. Bring drinking water and wear comfortable, water-resistant footwear. Instructor: Josh Nickelson F 6/23 • 6–7:30 p.m. • Register by 6/19 • 84008-A Sa 6/24 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 6/19 • 84008-B $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve


NEW!

The only thing better than a hike with a friend is a hike with your best friend. Bring your leashed, non-aggressive, spayed or neutered canine companion and join the fun on this dog-friendly guided hike. Before heading out on the trail, learn tips and techniques for making both short walks through the park or serious treks a howling good time. All participating dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, display a current rabies vaccination tag, and be on a six foot or shorter leash (no retractable leashes please). Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 6/24 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 6/18 • 84006-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Olcott Park

Mushroom season does not end with morels! Learn the import role played by wild fungi, as well as how to identify and harvest different mushroom species. Find out where to search for and how to prepare the many edible wild mushrooms our environment provides. The program begins with a brief introduction to common and easy-toidentify edible mushrooms, followed by a hike to search for edible fungi. Dress for the weather, and prepare for moderate hiking. Instructor: Josh Nickelson Sa 7/22 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 7/17 • 84009-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Oh No! H2O: Water Quality Monitoring

What Happened to Mr. Cardinal?

The Magic of Monarchs

Animal Tracking for Beginners

Imagine you are walking through the woods when you stumble upon a set of tracks on the ground. You see what seems to be the impression of toes and nail marks. Is it from a dog? A fox? Sasquatch?! On this easy hike you will learn to identify a variety of local animal tracks and the best places to find them. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Su 7/9 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 7/3 • 84005-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

NEW!

Every year monarch butterflies embark on an incredible migration over thousands of miles, and several generations, to Mexico. Some of those monarchs have made a home at the Sherwood Oaks butterfly garden. As we search the garden for monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies, we will learn about the remarkable life cycle, ecology, and migration of the monarch. Seeds and resources to design home landscapes to attract monarchs are provided. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Sa 8/5 • 1–2 p.m. • Register by 8/2 • 84004-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Sherwood Oaks Park—Meet behind the tennis courts.

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

Firefly Watch

Hiking trails, boat rental, and fishing. See page 11.

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

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We’ll take a short hike down the B-Line Trail to explore nature in the heart of downtown Bloomington. While on our walk we’ll identify trees, spot evidence of animals, and listen for birds. Meet on the steps of City Hall for this walk before you begin your Farmers’ Market shopping. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 7/15 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 7/9 • 84007-A $2/in-city, $3/non-city • For all ages. City Hall

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

NEW!

The water looks clean, but is it? Learn what it takes to be a water quality scientist by discovering what makes water healthy and how to collect water quality data. Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Su 7/23 • 1–2 p.m. • Register by 7/17 • 84003-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For ages 7 yrs. and up. Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

An ill bird. Multiple suspects. A classic "whodunit" crime. Join us for an afternoon of role playing in this environmental mystery as we attempt to discover what (or who) exactly happened to Mr. Cardinal. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Sa 6/24 • 1–2 p.m. • Register by 6/16 • 84001-A $5/in-city, $6/non-city • For ages 10 yrs. and up. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter

Urban Boots

Mushroom Foray

The Great Outdoors

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Healthy Living

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.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions

Renewal certif ications ONLY Sa, Su 5/20–5/21 • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. • Register by 5/19 • 82002-E $100/in-city, $150/non-city • For ages 15 yrs. and up. Mills Pool

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 sternerm@bloomington.in.gov. 3 one-hour sessions $130 5 one-hour sessions $210 10 one-hour sessions $400

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

$380

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

$440

Fitness Assessments

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 starme@bloomington.in.gov 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

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes

Twin Lakes Recreation Center By appointment only • For all ages.

Make yourself eligible for a great summer job! Through videos, group discussion, online training, and hands-on practice, this course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include: water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more. Online training needs to be completed prior to the first meeting. Visit bloomington.in.gov/parks for a list of course prerequisites and details. Sa 5/6–5/27 • 8 a.m.–5 p.m. • Register by 4/28 • 82002-A Sa, Su 5/20–5/28 • 8 a.m.–5 p.m. • Register by 5/12 • 82002-B M–F 5/22–5/26 • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. • Register by 5/19 • 82002-C M–F 6/5–6/9 • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. • Register by 5/26 • 82002-D $150/in-city, $200/non-city • For ages 15 yrs. and up. Mills Pool

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

Guidelines and techniques for teaching swimming are taught in this noncredit ARC class. Participants will be certified in Water Safety Instructor. Course length: 30 hours. Prerequisites: 1. Must be at least 16 years old. 2. Successful completion of the Online Session for the Water Safety Instructor course. Information regarding this free online session will be sent to you by our ARC certified course instructor. Sa, Su 6/3–6/4 • 8 a.m.–6 p.m. • Register by 5/26 • 82001-A $200 • For ages 16 yrs. and up. Bryan Park Pool

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Lower Level (unless otherwise noted) • The lower level is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. The lower level is closed on weekends except for reservations and scheduled activities. TLRC membership is not required to participate.

For more information about the programs below, call 349-3720.

Advanced German

F • 1:30–2:30 p.m. • Does not meet June–August.

International Folk Dance W • 1:30–3 p.m.

Lap Quilting

Tu • 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Legal Counseling

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.

SILVERSNEAKERS

Steady Steppers

HERE!

AVAILABLE

M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.

Tai Chi Qigong

Silver&Fit®

W • 11:45 a.m.

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is now 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.

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.

If your health plan offers Silver&Fit® and you would like more information about the TLRC, please contact 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.

Healthy Heart Tip!

SilverSneakers®

Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m.

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Generously apply sunscreen (with at least SPF 15) 30 minutes prior to going outdoors. Reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle.

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Adult (50+) FREE Programs

M, W • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 10:30–11:30 a.m.

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SilverSneakers® Circuit M, W • 9:30–10:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 8:30–9:30 a.m.

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Group Exercise Use these thermometers to help you choose the group exercise class with the right intensity level for you.

Group Exercise Registration Policies Summer I Session: June 5–July 16: Register by 6/11. Summer I FREE week: June 5–11. Class does not meet 7/4.

Summer II Session: July 24–September 3: Register by 7/30. Summer II FREE week: July 24-30. 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

Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Refund requests for any other reason must be submitted prior to the first day of class, and are subject to approval according to State Board of Accounts claim procedures and a $2 administrative fee. Allow 2–4 weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Beginning Yoga

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 6/7–7/12 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85001-A W 7/26–8/30 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85001-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Boot Camp

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: TBD W 6/7–7/12 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85002-A W 7/26–8/30 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85002-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Cardio Kickboxing

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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 6/5–7/10 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85003-A M 7/24–8/28 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85003-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Core 360

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 6/6–7/13 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85004-A FREE/member, $47/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Class does not meet 7/4. Tu, Th 7/25–8/31 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85004-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Pilates

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 6/7–7/12 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85005-A W 7/26–8/30 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85005-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

R.I.P.P.E.D.

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 6/7–7/12 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85006-A W 7/26–8/30 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85006-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Run/Walk X-Train

NEW!

Get outside this summer to 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 Sa 6/10–7/15 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85014-A Sa 7/29–9/2 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85014-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. RCA Community Park—end of RCA Park Dr. (rain location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center)

Vinyasa Flow I

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: Veronica Bone M 6/5–7/10 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85007-A M 7/24–8/28 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85007-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center


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: Veronica Bone M 6/5–7/10 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85008-A M 7/24–8/28 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85008-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Yoga Core

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 6/10–7/15 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85009-A Sa 7/29–9/2 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85009-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Yoga Stretch

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: Catherine Gossett Tu 6/6–7/11 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85010-A FREE/member, $45/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Class does not meet 7/4. Tu 7/25–8/29 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85010-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

ZUMBA®

M 7/24–8/28 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85011-C Th 7/27–8/31 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85011-D FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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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 in ZUMBA® Gold! Instructor: Krista Wilhelmsen Sa 6/10–7/15 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85012-A Sa 7/29–9/2 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 7/30 • 85012-B FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Sports & Fitness

Pickleball

Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership or purchase of a daily admission pass is required to participate. M, W, F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4

Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults 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. AsaBela Studio students progressively learn the skills to increase upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility,  range of motion, and stamina. $10–$20 • For ages 13 yrs. and up ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, e-mail AsaBelaStudio@gmail.com or visit AsaBelaStudio.com.

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. 6/6–7/13 • $45 • Register by 6/11 • 85013-A 7/25–8/31 • $50 • Register by 7/30 • 85013-C For all ages. Class does not meet 7/4. Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 6/6–7/13 • $45 • Register by 6/11 • 85013-B 7/25–8/31 • $50 • Register by 7/30 • 85013-D For all ages. Class does not meet 7/4.

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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 6/5–7/10 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85011-A Th 6/8–7/13 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 6/11 • 85011-B

ZUMBA® Gold

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Adults—Sports & Fitness

Sailing Lessons at Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd.

Sports & Fitness Pools and Swimming Lessons See pages 6–8.

COU RS E

G OLF

See page 5.

Bloomington Bikes Month Events See page 15.

Jazzercise®

NEW L O C AT IO

N! 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.

$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

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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, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, Monroe County YMCA, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Th 4/6–10/26 • 6–7 p.m. • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Olcott Park

NEW!

First Saturday Fitness in the Park

Get ready to have fun and get moving! Come to the park the first Saturday in May, June, and July for a free fitness class. No equipment needed, but please bring a beach towel or yoga mat. Sa 5/6 • Cardio Core • RCA Community Park Sa 6/3 • Basic Yoga • Bryan Park Sa 7/1 • Boot Camp • Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park FREE • 11–11:45 a.m. • For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Wellness Coaching See page 3.

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For sailing details, contact LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com. For registration information, call 812-349-3700.

Adult Sailing

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 KEEL SMALL 5/13–5/14 5/6 84506-A 84507-A 5/20–5/21 5/13 84506-B 84507-B 5/27–5/28 5/20 84506-C 84507-C 6/3–6/4 5/27 84506-D 84507-D 6/10–6/11 6/3 84506-E 84507-E 6/17–6/18 6/10 84506-F 84507-F 6/24–6/25 6/17 84506-G 84507-G 7/8–7/9 7/1 84506-H 84507-H 7/15–7/16 7/8 84506-I 84507-I 7/22–7/23 7/15 84506-J 84507-J 7/29–7/30 7/22 84506-K 84507-K 8/5–8/6 7/29 84506-L 84507-L 8/12–8/13 8/5 84506-M 84507-M 8/19–8/20 8/12 84506-N 84507-N 8/26–8/27 8/19 84506-O 84507-O 9/9–9/10 9/2 84506-P 84507-P 9/16–9/17 9/9 84506-Q 84507-Q 9/23–9/24 9/16 84506-R 84507-R 9/30–10/1 9/23 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.

6–9 p.m. • $125/group • For all ages. DAY DATES REGISTER BY CODE Th 5/18 5/11 84508-A W 6/7 5/31 84508-B Tu 6/13 6/6 84508-C F 6/16 6/9 84508-D Th 6/22 6/15 84508-E W 6/28 6/21 84508-F F 7/7 6/30 84508-G W 7/12 7/5 84508-H Tu 7/18 7/11 84508-I F 7/21 7/14 84508-J F 8/4 7/28 84508-K 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 LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.


Red indicates a change made since this guide was printed.

For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Outdoor Sports Hotline: 349-3610

for general information or weather-related cancellations

Classes meet twice each week for four weeks. Instructors are accomplished players. Typical student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

Winslow Sports Complex Session I: 5/31–6/21

$47/in-city, $55/non-city • Register by 5/24. Intermediate M, W • 5:45–6:45 p.m. • 87002-1A Beginner M, W • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 87002-1B

Session II: 6/26–7/27

$47/in-city, $55/non-city • Register by 6/21. Intermediate M, W • 5:45–6:45 p.m. • 87002-2A Beginner M, W • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 87002-2B

Private Tennis Lessons

If group lessons are not your style or if you like more personalized attention, private lessons are available from our group instructors. Times are flexible. For more information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

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.

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 soimc.cc@gmail.com 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.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation offers Amateur Softball Associationsanctioned leagues designed to accommodate all levels of play. ASA rules apply with local modifications as stated in the Adult Softball League Handbook. The Adult Softball League Handbook and other valuable information can be found at bloomington.in.gov/softball.

Men’s and Women’s leagues: $720 for 12 games Co-Rec leagues: $675 for 10 games Games are played at Twin Lakes Sports Park. June 19–July 12: Teams register online (including tentative roster). Go to bloomington.in.gov/softball and click on the “Click Here to Register a Softball Team” button. Choose day and league (see below). Staff will adjust league placement, if necessary. After registering online, pay a minimum deposit of half the league fee. League fee payment instructions, final payment due date, final roster due date, manager’s meeting date, and schedule distribution will be sent via e-mail following online registration. All teams that register and pay the full team fee by the registration deadline, and attend the manager’s meeting, will be entered into a drawing to win a Worth bat.

League play begins the week of Aug. 7. (Co-Rec begins Aug. 20.) For more information about adult softball leagues, contact Hsiung Marler at marlerh@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3742.

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League

Rule Highlights

Su Co-Rec Comp 3 HR, strong hand, no stealing Su Co-Rec Rec 3 HR, weak hand, no stealing Su Co-Rec Lower* 0 HR, weak hand, no stealing M Men’s Comp 3 HR, stealing M Women’s Comp 3 HR, stealing Tu Men’s Comp 3 HR, stealing Tu Men’s Rec 0 HR, no stealing Tu Men’s Lower** 0 HR, no stealing W Men’s Open 5 HR, stealing W Men’s Rec 0 HR, no stealing W Co-Rec Rec 3 HR, weak hand, no stealing Th Men’s Comp 3 HR, stealing Th Men’s Rec 0 HR, no stealing Th Women’s Rec 0 HR, no stealing *Male players playing in Co-Rec Comp are not permitted to play in Co-Rec Lower. **Players playing in Men’s Open or Men’s Comp are not permitted to play in Men’s Lower.

Text Messaging Service

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To sign up for the weather cancellation text messaging service, simply text “@TL2350”to 81010. You can opt out at any time by replying “unsubscribe @TL2350”.

MORE COMPETITIVE Men’s Open Women’s Comp Men’s Comp Co-Rec Comp Women’s Rec Men’s Rec Men’s Lower

Co-Rec Rec

Co-Rec Lower

MORE RECREATIONAL

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Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County

Fall Adult Softball Leagues

Adults—Sports & Fitness

Adult Tennis Lessons

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Adults—Music & Dance and Community Gardening

Music & Dance

Ballroom Dancing

Fridays • For ages 18 yrs. and up. $60/in-city, $70/non-city Instructor: Margot Scholz Allison-Jukebox Community Center

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.

Intermediate

5/5–6/9 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 5/12 • 84504-A 6/16–7/21 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 6/23 • 84504-B

Advanced

5/5–6/9 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 5/12 • 84504-C 6/16–7/21 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 6/23 • 84504-D

Beginning

5/5–6/9 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 5/12 • 84504-E 6/16–7/21 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 6/23 • 84504-F

Community Gardening

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 communitygardens@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3704.

Bloomington Community Orchard Classes 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.

Citrus Dreams

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 349-3704 or e-mail communitygardens@bloomington.in.gov. 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.

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

Growing citrus trees in northern climes has fueled the dreams of gardeners since the sixteenth century. Now one does not need an expensive orangery in order to enjoy the fragrances and flavors of citrus in the home garden. Learn to grow a variety of citrus trees in containers, including oranges, lemons, limes, and kumquats. The class covers cultivar selection, planting mediums, fertilization, pruning, winter protection, and harvesting. May 6

Ah, Nuts!

Nut crops are among the easiest growing options for the home gardener. Nuts offer high nutritional values, long storage times, high yields, and few problems with insect pests and diseases. Learn how to select cultivars, plan and prepare planting sites, plant and nurture nut trees, and harvest and store the crops. Nuts covered in the class include hazelnuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, hickory nuts, chestnuts, butternuts, heartnuts, buartnuts, and hicans. Questions about existing nut plantings are welcome. June 17

Healthy Heart Tip! Step outside and take a deep breath. Being outdoors has been proven to lower stress levels. One reason Mother Nature may work as such a great stressbuster is through scent. The smell of many flowers, including jasmine, lilacs and roses, have been proven to decrease stress and increase relaxation. The scent of fresh pine has even been shown to lower depression and anxiety.


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, contact Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov.

BRAVO Award Recipients

February: Andrew Frank, for his service as a Bloomington Youth Basketball coach.

March: Libby Gwynn, for her service to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market and Adopt-a-Trail.

Environmental Stewardship Opportunities Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Days

Wednesdays, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, 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

National Trails Day Saturday, June 3

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October 2017–October 2018/Monthly inspections/ One-year commitment

More than 30 trail miles in Bloomington’s city parks need periodic inspections and maintenance to remain safe and usable. Volunteers have been valuable in establishing and maintaining our trails for many years. Parks and Recreation staff provide training and equipment to volunteer groups of any size for monthly trail monitoring and annual trail maintenance. Duties: Inspect adopted trail at least once a month. Complete and submit reports on trail status. Provide basic maintenance during each visit as needed. Program time: Trail inspections can be completed at your leisure. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by August 31. An orientation takes place on Monday, September 18 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. One-year appointment starts in October. Locations: Various trails are available for adoption. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: Individuals and groups of varying sizes are welcome. Recruitment class determined by number of vacant trails.

Adopt-an-Acre

October 2017–October 2018/Monthly inspections/ One-year commitment

Adopt-an-Acre is an all-volunteer program that gives the public the opportunity to actively address Monroe County’s invasive plant issues. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve has thriving populations of bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard, winter creeper, privet, and multiflora rose, all of which are outcompeting native plants. Parks and Recreation staff provide the necessary training in invasive plant identification and equip volunteers to proactively monitor and remove impeding plants within their adopted areas. Duties: Inspect and make progress in removing invasive plants in adopted area of Griffy Lake Nature Preserve a minimum of once a month. Complete and submit monthly progress reports. Program time: Inspections and progress visits can be completed at your leisure. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by August 31. An orientation takes place on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. One-year appointment starts in October. Locations: Various parcels of land are available for adoption at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. There are plot sizes appropriate for individuals and for groups. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: Individuals and groups of varying sizes are welcome.

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.

Turn page for more volunteer opportunities.

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Participate in the American Hiking Society’s 24th Anniversary of National Trails Day! Hiking trails allow us to keep in touch with the natural world while exercising and relieving stress. Bring sturdy shoes, gloves, and a water bottle. Lunch will be served to all volunteers at noon. Duties: Volunteers are needed to help maintain Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Program time: 9 a.m.–noon Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, 3300 N. Headley Rd. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 25

Adopt-a-Trail

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

Family Fun Walk/Run Series

Bryan Park Kids Triathlon

The Family Fun Walk/Run Series is a great way to get active with the whole family this summer! Duties: Promote health and wellness by volunteering for this series. Help with setup, cheer on participants, and assist with cleanup. Program time: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Locations: Butler Community Park, Bryan Park, and Winslow Woods Park Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 4 per day

Encourage children ages 5–10 yrs. to get active with this fun, non-competitive event! The triathlon includes a 50-meter swim in Bryan Park Pool, 1.5-mile cycle, and .5-mile run. Every child who takes part is a winner! Duties: Promote active living for all ages. Volunteers prepare the course, direct traffic during the bike and run legs, and cheer on every participant. Program time: 8–11 a.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained during a pre-event training. Location: Bryan Park Pool, 1100 S. Woodlawn Ave.—parking lot Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10

Saturdays, May 27, June 24, and July 22

Banneker Camp June 5–July 28

Whether you enjoy working with youth or have professional aspirations to, this service opportunity gives you hands-on experience. Duties: Work one-on-one with students and help staff members and community organizations facilitate enrichment activities and field trips focused on art, science, and other fun subjects! If you have passion and knowledge of a particular activity, volunteer to organize your very own club at the Banneker Camp! Program time: Shift #1, 1–3 p.m., Shift #2, 3–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers are required to attend an orientation prior to the program. Location: Banneker Community Center, 930 W. Seventh St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 4 per shift per day Other: We ask that you commit to at least 1 shift per week.

Touch a Truck

Wednesday, June 14 (Rain date: Thursday, June 15)

Children get up close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, buses, bucket trucks, and more. They explore the inner workings or the outside gadgets of the big rigs they have always been curious about! Duties: Do you enjoy seeing amazement on the faces of small children? Come experience it firsthand. Volunteers assist with event setup, monitor stations, and conduct surveys. Program time: Shift #1, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m./Shift #2, noon–3 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Winslow Sports Complex, 2800 S. Highland Ave. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5 per shift

Bug Fest

Saturday, June 17

Visitors learn all about amazing insects at Bloomington’s second annual Bug Fest! Go on an insect safari, handle cool insects, make a craft, and participate in a mealworm race or cricket-spitting contest. The day includes speakers and information booths on a variety of buggy topics. Duties: Share your interest in outdoor education with children. Program time: Shift #1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m./Shift #2, 12:45–4 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 17 per shift

Messy Mania Tuesday, July 11

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Kids get crazy with their hands when we let them experiment with all kinds of messy mediums, with no worries about creating chaos in the house! Duties: Have ooey gooey fun helping kids make ooey gooey projects! Volunteers assist with preparation, hands-on activities, and don’t forget the cleanup that follows. Program time: Shift #1, 7:30–11:15 a.m./Shift #2, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Bryan Park, 1001 S. Henderson St. Age of volunteers: 14 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 per shift Other: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy.

Saturday, July 15

Salsa Contest

Saturday, August 5

Summer’s sun is still blazing, and we’re about to kick up the heat with Bloomington’s annual salsa contest. Entries for the city’s best homemade salsa are evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Duties: Take part in the hottest Parks and Recreation event. Salsa Contest volunteers dish out samples and keep chips plentiful. Program time: 8:15 a.m.–1 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: 10

Drool in the Pool

Wednesday–Thursday, August 16–17

Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days of swimming for our canine friends. Dog guards are on duty to supervise any dogs gone wild but are not expected to get into the pool. Duties: Don’t let the dog days of summer get you down. Assist with doggie giveaways and contests and become a dog lifeguard! Help give our four-legged friends two days to relax at the pool! Program time: 4:30–8:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Mills Pool, 1100 W. 14th St. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5 per day

Tomato Tasting Saturday, August 19

Experience the spectrum of heirloom tomatoes the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has to offer. Yellow, orange, purple, green—patrons are able to taste a kaleidoscope of colors and expand their horizons beyond the common red tomato! Duties: Take part in one of the glories of summer as you distribute samples of different tomatoes. Program time: Shift #1, 7:30–10 a.m./Shift #2, 9:45 a.m.–noon 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 for Shift #1, 8 for Shift #2


Bryan Park Pool,1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. & Mills Pool, 1100 W. 4th St.

Bryan Park Pool opened in 1959. The water slides were added in 1985. Mills Pool, named for Rotarian and community advocate Ralph R. Mills, opened in 1967 and was renovated in 1990, and again in 2003.

Sponsorship/Parks Partners

Bryan Park Pool & Mills Pool

Mills Pool Bryan Park Pool

Fencing signage $600/year for 3 years

Promote your products and services at the pools! For more information, contact Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov or Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or rameyj@bloomington.in.gov.

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• one 8' × 4' banner • business logo with link on Pools Web site • name listed on Parks Partner page in the next edition of the Bloomington Parks and Recreation seasonal program guide

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Sponsorship/Parks Partners

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.

American Mortgage Service Co. Attorney Michelle Gregory Atwater Eye Care Center Bobcat of Bloomington Btown Menus BuffaLouie’s at the Gables Commercial Service DEEM, LLC Dick’s Sporting Goods Doering Consulting & IT Services Elder Care Connections Express Employment Professionals Fairfield Inn G Orthodontics Gentle Dentist Go Express Travel Tya Hanna, Realtor HFI Mechanical Contractors Nature’s Way Riley Physicians Indiana University Health

IU Credit Union IU Health Ivy Tech Community College KIDS PLAY GYM LaserLite Laser Tag Lighthouse Christian Academy Master Rental MedExpress Urgent Care Once Upon A Child Osmon Chiropractic Center Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford Reach High Consulting Roto-Rooter Plumbers Seven Oaks Classical School Stephen R. Miller, CPA Studio 2TEN Massage Sylvan Learning Center TownePlace Suites Tranquil Vibe Day Spa United Way of Monroe County Unlocking The Spectrum

Messy Mania/Deadline May 12/$300—Target Market: approximate attendance 200–350, families with young children, area day cares, and day camps

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.

Salsa Contest/Deadline July 1/ Sponsorship levels $300, $200, $100— Target Market: approximate attendance 500 and general community

For more information, contact Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen @bloomington.in.gov or Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or rameyj@bloomington.in.gov.

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Drool in the Pool/Deadline July 1/Sponsorship levels $500, $250, $100— Target Market: approximate attendance 400 people, 250 dogs, pet owners who pamper their pets

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Promote your products and services at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center:

For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities along with marketing benefits, contact Community Relations Coordinator Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov. Align your business with Bloomington Parks and Recreation facilities, trails, programs, and events.


Administrative Staff

Paula McDevitt.................................................................................. Director mcdevitp@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3713 Rebecca Barrick-Higgins.....................Recreation Services Division Director barrickb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3715 John Turnbull..............................................Sports Services Division Director turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3712 Dave Williams..................... Operations and Development Division Director williamd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3706

Supervisors/Managers

Coordinators/Specialists

Ellen Campbell.................................................................... Graphic Designer campbele@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3799 Barb Dunbar................................................Operations Division Coordinator dunbarb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3498 Daren Eads...................................................................... Facility Coordinator eadsd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3772 Lynsie Haag......................................................Community Events Specialist haagl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3718

Maintenance Staff

John Barnes............................................................................................MEO barnesj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3499 Jon Behrman..................................................... Natural Resources Laborer II behrmanj@bloomington.in.gov Don Foddrill.......................................................Facilities Working Foreman foddrild@bloomington.in.gov • 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 kerrb@bloomington.in.gov Dan Kluesner............................................................................Sports Laborer 349-3760 Chris Lamb............................................... Athletic Fields Working Foreman lambc@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3760 Kevin Prince..............................................Urban Forestry Working Foreman 349-3499 Carl Retzlaff.................................................................................... Laborer II retzlafc@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3499 James Richardson...................................................................................MEO richarja@bloomington.in.gov Dennis Robertson...................................................................................MEO 349-3499 Jim Salisbury.................................................................................... Laborer II 349-3499 Haskell Smith........................................................ Urban Forestry, Laborer II smithh@bloomington.in.gov Rob Turpin............................................................... Operations Crew Leader turpinr@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3499

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Leslie Brinson.................................................... Community Events Manager brinsonl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3715 J.D. Boruff............................................................ Operations Superintendent boruffj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3498 Kim Clapp.............................................................................. Office Manager clappk@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3710 Steve Cotter........................................................ Natural Resources Manager cotters@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3736 Aaron Craig...............................................................Golf Facilities Manager craiga@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3791 Lee Huss................................................................................. Urban Forester hussl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3716 Hsiung Marler...........................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager marlerh@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3742 Julie Ramey................................................... Community Relations Manager rameyj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3719 Joanna Sparks........................................................................ City Landscaper sparkj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3499 Mark Sterner................................................................. Sports Area Manager sternerm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3768 Mark Thrasher................................................... Golf Course Superintendent 349-3767 Dee Tuttle.................................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager tuttled@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3762

Office Staff

Tiffany Hall................................................. Customer Service Representative halti@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3700 Brenda McGlothlin..................................... Customer Service Representative mcglothb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3701 Lesilyn Neely............................................... Customer Service Representative neelyl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3702

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff

Seasonal employees in our Operations division work hard to beautify and maintain our many parks and facilities.

Robin Kitowski............................................Community Events Coordinator kitowskir@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3704 Nikki McEachern.....................................Community Relations Coordinator mceachen@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3739 Alison Miller.................................................... Health/Wellness Coordinator milleal@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3771 Erik Pearson.......................................................................Program Specialist pearsone@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3746 Scott Pedersen........................................................Youth Sports Coordinator pederses@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3774 Chelsea Price..................................................Aquatics/Program Coordinator pricec@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3769 Bill Ream......................................................Community Events Coordinator reamw@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3748 Amy Shrake...................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator shrakea@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3747 Jason Sims........................................................... Golf Programs Coordinator simsja@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3782 Megan Stark............................................................Membership Coordinator starme@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3770 Terrance Thomas................................................................Program Specialist thomast@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3783 Elizabeth Tompkins....................................... Natural Resources Coordinator tompkine@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3759 Marcia Veldman...........................................Community Events Coordinator veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3738

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How to register: Choose one of four ways.

ONLINE

Online registration available 24–7!

Visit us at: bloomington.in.gov/parks Secured for credit card payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER

WALK IN

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.

MAIL IN

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.

DROP OFF

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

Home Phone

Street Address

Work Phone

(parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)

City

State

City of Bloomington Resident? Yes

Zip

Emergency Contact E-mail Address

No

(If you are unsure of your residency status, please call 349-3700)

How did you hear of this program? Participant Name

Program Guide

Gender

Newspaper

Birthdate

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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. _________________________________________________________________________

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Include Your Voluntary Donation to the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department Community Garden Fund Bloomington Tree Fund Greatest need

Fee

$1 $3 $5 Other $

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$

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


W Kirkwood

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

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S Leonard Springs Rd

N College Ave

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36 S Old SR 37

14. City Hall/Showers Common 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 • 812-349-3700

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13. Cascades Park Trail Trailheads at Sycamore Shelter and Lions Den Shelter

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E 10th St

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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.

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E 17th St N Walnut St

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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

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Vernal Pike

6. Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr.

8. Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St.

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S College Mall Rd

5. Bloomington Rail Trail Trailhead at W. Country Club Dr.

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Sar e Rd

4. B-Link Trail run between Henderson St. and Walnut St.

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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

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We have a park or facility in your neighborhood!

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That Rd

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.


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