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City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues page 36

January–April 2017

Bloomington Girls Softball page 26 Kid City Summer Camps pages 22–23 Spring Fling page 18 WinterFest page 17

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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.

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January–April 2017 Program Guide Table of Contents General Information..............................2–3 Facilities.......................................... 4–11 Cascades Golf Course.............................. 5 Community Gardening............................. 6 Frank Southern Ice Arena.......................7–9 Twin Lakes Recreation Center.... 10–11, 30–34 Rentals.................................... 4–7, 11, 15 Parks and Trails................................12–14 Shelter House Rentals............................15 Inclusive Recreation...............................15 Farmers’ Market...................................16 Community Events.............................16–19 Preschool........................................20–21 Kid City Summer Camps......................22–23 Youth.............................................22–27 Teen..................................................27 The Great Outdoors...........................28–29 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center...........................30–34 Adults.............................................30–36 Downtown Square Tree Campaign.............37 Gardening/Orchard Classes..................38–39 Volunteer Opportunities.....................40–41 Sponsorship/Parks Partners......................42 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff......43 Registration Form, Refund Policy, Fees, Charges.....................................44

Index

Maple Syrup Made Easy................... 28 Music Time for Toddlers.................. 20 Nature Sounds.............................. 18 New Family Events at Banneker......... 20 Night Hike................................... 29 Night Paddle................................ 29 Painting with Nature...................... 28 Performing Arts Series— Call to Sponsors........................ 17 Personal Training.......................... 30 Physical Fridays............................ 21 Pickleball.................................... 34 Pilates....................................... 32 Pizza Box Solar Oven...................... 29 Preschool Garden Club.................... 20 Preschool Story Hour...................... 20 R.I.P.P.E.D. The One Stop Body Shock®............................. 32 Roving Naturalist........................... 28 Science of Spring.......................... 20 Selecting Disease-Resistant Fruit Trees............................... 39 Seusspicious Behavior..................... 17 SilverSneakers®............................. 30 Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues........................ 36 Spring Fling................................. 18 Spring Garden Planning in Winter....... 38 Spring Ice Show..............................7 The Skating School....................... 8–9 Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County.......................... 15 Steady Steppers............................ 30 Tai Chi Qigong.............................. 30 Tee Ball Sport Shorties................... 21 Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks....................25, 27, 35 Toy Time.................................... 20 Turf Tigers.................................. 21 Turf Time for Toddlers.................... 21 Vinyasa Flow I.............................. 32 Vinyasa Flow II............................. 33 Volunteer to Maintain our Natural Spaces.......................... 28 Well Check.................................. 30 Winter Beach Party........................ 20 WinterFest.................................. 17 Winter Woods Tree ID..................... 28 Yappy Hours—Unleash and Unwind..... 19 Yoga Core................................... 33 Yoga Hike................................... 35 Yoga Stretch................................ 33 Youth Tennis................................ 25 ZUMBA®...................................... 33 ZUMBA® Gold............................... 33

Front cover: False rue anemone (Enemion biternatum) at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Photo by Kriste Lindberg.

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50+ Expo..................................... 19 A Fair of the Arts—Call to Artists....... 16 Adopt-a-Stream............................ 28 Adult (50+) FREE Programs............... 30 Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED................................. 31 Adult Tennis................................ 35 Adult Volleyball............................ 34 Advanced German......................... 30 Aerial Silks Classes.................... 27, 34 American Red Cross classes.............. 31 American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.................... 31 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training...................... 31 ASA Umpire Class.......................... 35 Baby Time................................... 20 Ballroom Dancing.......................... 36 Banneker Carnival......................... 20 Basketball Future Stars................... 21 Banneker Nights............................ 27 Be Mine Banneker Valentine’s Party.... 20 Beginner Golf Clinic.........................5 Beginning Yoga............................. 32 Better Preparation, Better Results in the Spring Garden................... 38 Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market........................ 16

Bloomington Community Orchard Classes......................... 39 Bloomington Girls Softball................ 26 Bloomington Soccer..............24, 27, 34 Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues..... 34 Bloomington Soccer Juniors.............. 24 Bloomington Soccer Little Kickers...... 24 Bloomington Soccer U14 Boys/Coed Soccer Leagues......................... 27 Bloomington Soccer U18 Soccer Leagues......................... 27 Bloomington Walking Club................ 35 Bloomington Youth Basketball........... 25 Boot Camp.................................. 32 Bryan Park Tree Survey................... 29 Cardio Kickboxing.......................... 32 Children’s Expo............................ 18 Community Gardening......................6 Core 360..................................... 32 Corporate Wellness Programs............ 11 Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees......... 39 Downtown Square Tree Campaign...... 37 Earth Day Paddle.......................... 29 Earth Week programs..................... 29 Eco Outpost at Griffy Lake............... 28 Excel Tae Kwon Do........................ 34 Explorer Backpack Program.............. 28 Family Night Paddle....................... 29 First Saturday Fitness in the Park....... 35 Fitness Assessments....................... 30 The Gardening Whodunit: Inspector Green Thumb at Your Service!....... 38 Getting Started with Backyard Chickens..................... 38 Gift of Wellness............................ 11 Group Exercise classes................ 32–33 Group Wellness Coaching...................3 Hockey Initiation.............................7 Ice Skating................................. 7–9 If You Build It, It Will Fly: Kite Making 101......................... 29 Insect Investigator......................... 28 International Folk Dance................. 30 Jazzercise®.................................. 35 Junior Golf Clinic............................5 Kid City Break Days........................ 24 Kid City Counselor in Training........... 27 Kid City Summer Camps.............. 22–23 Landscaping with Native Plants......... 38 Lap Quilting................................. 30 Learn to Ride............................... 21 Legal Counseling........................... 30 Leisure Companion Program............. 15 Making Paper at Home.................... 28 Managing the Abundance from Your Garden All Year Long............ 38

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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 @BlmgtParksnRec

January–April 2017

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Christmas Day (December 25),

New Year’s Day (January 2), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16), and Spring Holiday (April 14) Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 42), volunteer inquiries (see pages 40–41), 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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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.

Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts

349-3754

Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)

349-3610

Frank Southern Ice Arena (Winter)

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. All of our programs are inclusive to people with and without disabilities. See page 15 for more information about our inclusive recreation services.

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.

Space is Limited—Register Early!

Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. Register online at bloomington.in.gov/parks, or by sending in the enrollment form in this guide, or in person from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250.

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

The Department works in partnership with the Active Living Coalition, IU Health Bloomington, and Bloomington Monroe County ACHIEVE to increase the number of people who engage in healthy, active lifestyles. Through these combined resources, the community benefits from programs, health fairs, events, and other opportunities that positively affect health and wellness. For more information visit activelivingcoalition.org or bmcachieve.org. Look for the “Healthy Heart” logo next to programs that focus on healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

General Information

Inclusive Approach to Recreation

Refund Policy

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.

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. 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. This healthy lifestyle support group meets the first Thursdays of January, February, and March. The certified wellness coach will also check in weekly with each participant via phone or e-mail. For more information or if you are interested in individual wellness coaching, 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 • Provide accountability • Support your healthy lifestyle • Provide tools you can use to help you live your best life Th 1/5, 2/2, and 3/2 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 71001-A $60 • Register by 1/4 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Banneker Community Center

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. Last year, there were more than 600,000 participations in Parks and Recreation programs. 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, Bloomington Parks and Recreation has many sponsorship options to choose from. See page 42 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. Volunteers can participate on a regular basis or on occasion as desired. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups to choose from and an assortment of times and days available. See pages 40–41 for more information.

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Group Wellness Coaching

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.–9 p.m. Closings: Winter Break (December 26–January 3), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, (January 16), Spring Holiday (April 14) Coordinator: Leslie Brinson 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, contact Leslie Brinson at 349-3734 for an application.

Break Days

Summer fun ... when school’s out! See page 24.

Tuesday, February 21 • 9–10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 • 9–10 a.m.

Evans-Porter Memorial Library

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. Newly updated and growing, the library offers fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens, and children. Recent encyclopedias and other reference materials are available to help with homework. A focus on African-American history and culture reflects the library’s location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.

Family Resource Center

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon 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.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

BCT Management, Inc. PO Box 1323, Bloomington, IN 47402 323-3020 • www.buskirkchumley.org 4

Fax: 323-3024

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a 600-seat, historic theater located at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. Beautifully restored by the Bloomington Area Arts Council, the theater is currently managed by a private non-profit organization, 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

Golf Outings

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

18 Holes green fees $20

Facilities—Cascades Golf Course

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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.

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.

Learn one of America’s great sports at our two-hour beginner’s clinic! Our qualified instructors teach basics of the grip, swing, stance, putting, chipping, and some basic rules that can be used throughout your golf career. Meet by the green scoreboard and green tables. Instructor: Jason Sims Sa 4/1 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 3/30 • 73502-A $20/in-city, $25/non-city • For ages 18 yrs and up. Cascades Golf Course

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. Meet by the green scoreboard and green tables. Instructor: Jason Sims Sa 4/8 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 4/6 • 73501-A $20/in-city, $25/non-city • For ages 6–15 yrs. Cascades Golf Course

The First Tee of Bloomington Week-long golf camps. Look for more information in our Summer 2017 program guide. Monday–Friday, June 5–July 28 • 9 a.m.–noon For ages 7–15 yrs. Cascades Golf Course

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Cascades Golf Course

Save the date!

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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

Beginner Golf Clinic

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Facilities—Community Gardens

Community Gardening Grow closer to your food! 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, staff resources, 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 wheelchair-accessible raised beds and access to adaptive tools. All gardens have plenty of conveniently located parking and are accessible on Bloomington Transit bus routes. Plots are available for use from mid-April through October 31. A limited number of plots and all the raised beds allow for year-round use, with permission from gardening program staff.

How to Register: Returning gardeners in good standing from last season may renew the rental of the same plot(s) they gardened in

2016 between January 16 and February 17. New gardeners and returning gardeners who wish to garden in an additional plot or in plot(s) other than those they rented in 2016 may register starting on February 21 on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 349-3700 or e-mail parks@bloomington.in.gov to receive a registration packet. Registering gardeners must complete the Program Registration Form and Gardening Contract, and all participating gardeners must read and sign the contract as well. The registration forms must be submitted in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office (see page 2). The registering gardener will select from available plots on the maps at the parks office. New gardeners who want to rent more than one plot or a plot with year-round use must contact gardening program staff before registering. For more information, 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 more information or to receive an application, contact Lesilyn Neely at 349-3702.

Willie Streeter Community Gardens Located on South Highland Avenue near the YMCA, Willie Streeter Community Gardens are the Community Gardening program’s oldest and largest gardens. Since opening in 1984, the garden has grown to include 176 garden plots and raised beds for rent. Code Cost Description 76501-A $37/in-city, $44/non-city Organic Small Plot (approx. 100 sq. ft) 76501-B $73/in-city, $85/non-city 76501-C $37/in-city, $44/non-city 76501-D $73/in-city, $85/non-city

Organic Large Plot (approx. 200 sq. ft)

Organic Raised Bed (32 sq. ft)

Conventional Large Plot (approx. 200 sq. ft)

Plant a Row for the Hungry

To address local issues of community food security, Bloomington Parks and Recreation joins with Worm’s Way, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, and Hoosier Hills Food Bank in encouraging gardeners to grow an extra row for a hungry family. In 2016, the campaign raised more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce, which was distributed through the food bank to community members in need. For more information on how to participate, contact Robin Kitowski at hobsonr@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3704.

See our gardening and orchard class offerings on pages 38–39.

Butler Park Community Gardens

Located in Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park at the intersection of West Ninth and North Fairview Streets, the Butler Park Community Gardens enable gardeners to learn and practice the techniques of organic gardening in rented plots. Now in its seventh season, the gardens include 38 in-ground plots in two sizes and a limited number of raised beds. This garden area also supports the Community Gardening program’s partnership with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a local food resource center, by providing space for them to maintain a hoop house, continue a youth gardening program, and produce more food for those in need. Code Cost Description 76501-E $33/in-city, $38/non-city Organic Small Plot (approx. 95 sq. ft) 76501-F $33/in-city, $38/non-city

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76501-G $51/in-city, $59/non-city

Organic Raised Bed (approx. 32 sq. ft) Organic Large Plot (approx. 140 sq. ft)

Healthy Heart Tip! While not all types of exercise are appropriate for everyone, everyone can benefit from some type of exercise. After all, exercise is not limited to running or aerobics. Try out different types of exercise to find what you enjoy.


Ice Information Hotline: 812-349-3741

Call the Ice Information Hotline for public skating times, holiday skating hours, open ice times, special events, and weather-related closings.

2100 S. Henderson St.

(behind Bloomington High School South)

Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Dee Tuttle Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Hsiung Marler Facility information: Ice pad, party room, locker rooms, restrooms, concessions, lobby, skate rental, skate sharpening Accessibility: Accessible lobby area and restrooms

Public Skating

Public Skating: October 14 through March 4 Monday through Friday: Noon–2:30 p.m. Friday: 7–9 p.m. Saturday: 1:30–3 p.m. 7–9 p.m. (Lunar Skating) 9:15–11 p.m. (Night Owl) Sunday: 3–5 p.m. General Admission: $6 Skate Rental: $3 New Skate Sharpening: $10 Skate Sharpening: $5 and $6 (immediate service) Economy Pass: $ 54 (10 sessions, excludes skate rental)

Holiday Public Skating

December 24–25: Closed December 26–30: 1–7 p.m. December 31: Closed

January 1: noon–4 p.m. January 2–8: 1–7 p.m.

Lunar Skating

Skate in a specially lit, lunar-like arena while listening to the best hits of the ’80s, ’90s and today courtesy of the Arena’s super-watt sound system. Groups of all sizes and skaters of all ability levels are welcome! Lunar skating involves the use of strobe and other special-effect lighting. Lunar Skating does not take place 12/17, 12/24, 12/31, or 1/7. Sa 10/15–2/25 • 7–9 p.m. • $6 admission, $3 skate rental

Night Owl Skating

Enjoy late-night skating at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Night Owl Skating does not take place 12/17, 12/24, 12/31, or 1/7. Sa 10/15–2/25 • 9:15–11 p.m. • $6 admission, $3 skate rental

Rentals

Hockey Initiation

This program provides a safe and positive experience for beginning hockey players. The primary focus of instruction is on skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting. Equipment required: a bicycle helmet, any type of gloves, and a hockey stick. Su 1/15–2/19 • 1:45–2:45 p.m. • Register by 1/13 (72501-A) $40/in-city, $45/non-city • For ages 5–14 yrs.

proudly presents the annual

Spring Ice Show Friday, March 10 • 6–8 p.m. Frank Southern Ice Arena FREE admission

The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena presents the annual Spring Ice Show highlighting The Skating School, the IU Figure Skating Club, and the Bloomington Figure Skating Club. Skaters perform a variety of routines that demonstrate their newly acquired ice skating skills. Skating School participants should register for the last level in which they were enrolled, and must be able to attend the majority of the practice sessions.

Practice dates and times:

The schedule will be broken into levels and communicated to parents.

Sunday, March 5 • 2:30–5 p.m. Monday, March 6 • 5:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 • 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 • 5:30–8 p.m. Thursday, March 9 • 5:30–8 p.m.

Registration codes and skating levels: $30 • Register by 2/24.

72518-A • Tot 1–3 72518-B • Level 1 72518-C • Level 2 72518-D • Level 3 72518-E • Level 4 72518-F • Level 5 72518-G • Level 6 72518-H • Level 7 72518-I • Level 8 72518-J • Adult 72518-K • BFSC/IUFSC/Private Lessons

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Rinkside Party Room: Rent the rinkside party room for your next birthday, holiday, or company party, or just for a group of friends. This climate-controlled room with a panoramic view of the rink is the perfect size for up to 20 guests. Party Room rental is $60 per public session. Call Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 to reserve your date! Group rates (10 or more people) $5 (includes skate rental) $4 (bring your own skates). Chillin’ Party package: Includes use of party room during public session, and cleanup. $60 Cool Party package: Includes use of party room during public session, 10 admissions with skate rental (additional skaters are $5/person), and cleanup. $100 Arena Rental: The Arena may be rented for exclusive use during unscheduled times. Rental includes the use of the lobby, sound system, ice pad, and locker rooms. There is an additional fee for skate rental. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the requested date. All participants at private hockey functions must wear protective gear. Prime Times: $195/hour (weekdays and weekends 8 a.m.–11 p.m.) Slow Times: $175/hour (11 p.m.–8 a.m.)

• 349-3740

Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA

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The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena

The Skating School at Frank Southern SKATING Ice Arena—Session II Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes of SCHOOL The the Ice Skating Institute’s Learn-to-Skate Program and the U.S. Figure

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Skating’s Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress from level to level at a steady pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.

All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks. In addition to class time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of independent practice. Details on practice time will be given during the first week of lessons. Skate rental is included with the registration fee. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to put on skates. Non-registered individuals are not permitted on the ice at any time. All Tot skaters must have a safety (bicycle or skating) helmet. To meet the needs of our Skating School participants we have added Level 8 and shifted some skills to other levels. These changes affect Levels 4–8.

Figure Skating

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As an option, Level 7 and Level 8 skaters may also enroll in Figure Skating while taking Level 7 or Level 8 classes.

SKATING SCHOOL Level 4

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Thursdays: January 5–February 23 Fridays: January 6–February 24 Saturdays: January 7–February 25 $75/in-city, $85/non-city for all sessions except Figure Skating, which is $95/in-city, $105/non-city

Register by 1/4.

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Ages 2–5 yrs. For beginning skaters who need the security of having their parent on the ice with them. The parent must be on the ice during the class. Skaters build confidence through games and basic instruction. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 72502-A Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 72502-B

Tot 1

Ages 3–6 yrs. No previous skating experience required. Participants must be able to separate from parents. Learn to fall and recover, march in place and forward, beginning two-foot glide and dip in place. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 72503-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 72503-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 72503-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 72503-D Sa 12:15-12:45 p.m. 72503-E

Tot 2

Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward two-foot glide, dip, swizzles, backward wiggles and hop. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 72504-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 72504-B Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 72504-C Sa 12:45–1:15 p.m. 72504-D

Tot 3

Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating and backward wiggles. Learn rocking horse, stop in place, and glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Th F Sa Sa

6:05–6:35 p.m. 5–5:30 p.m. 11:05–11:35 a.m. 12:45–1:15 p.m.

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Level 1

Th 5:30–6 p.m. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. F 4:25–4:55 p.m. F 5–5:30 p.m. Sa 10:30–11 a.m. Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m.

72506-A 72506-B 72506-C 72506-D 72506-E 72506-F 72506-G 72506-H

Level 2

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For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating, swizzle, and rocking horse. Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop and hop. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 72507-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 72507-B F 5–5:30 p.m. 72507-C Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 72507-D Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 72507-E Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 72507-F Sa 12:45–1:15 p.m. 72507-G

Level 3

For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles. Learn T-position pushes, slaloms, forward pumping, beginning spin, backward alternating pumps, and forward stroking. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 72508-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 72508-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 72508-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 72508-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 72508-E

Level 4

For the skater who has passed level 3. Learn backward two-foot glide, forward edges, two-foot turns, lateral marching, and two-foot spin entry. Th 5:30–6 p.m. F 5–5:30 p.m. Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

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For the skater who has passed Level 4. Learn forward beginning crossovers; moving two-foot turns; backward stroking, one-foot glides and stops; and side-toe hops. Continue two-foot spins. 6:05–6:35 p.m. 4:25–4:55 p.m. 10:30–11 a.m. 12:15-12:45 p.m.

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Level 6

For the skater who has passed Level 5. Learn advanced forward crossovers, backward pumping and edges, two-foot turn sequence, and beginning T-stop. Continue two-foot spins. Th F Sa Sa

6:05–6:35 p.m. 4:25–4:55 p.m. 10:30–11 a.m. 12:15–12:45 p.m.

Level 7

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For the skater who has passed Level 6. Learn beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge or shoot-the-duck, bunny hop, T-stops, and beginning spiral. Continue two-foot spins. F Sa

5–5:30 p.m. 11:05–11:35 a.m.

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Level 8

For the skater who has passed Level 7. Learn advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forward inside three-turns, mohawks, hockey stops, spirals, and connecting sequences. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 72513-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 72513-B

Adult 1

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides and stops. Th Sa

6:05–6:35 p.m. 12:45–1:15 p.m.

72514-A 72514-B

Adult 2

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward jumps, edges, crossovers and two-foot turns. Sa

12:45–1:15 p.m.

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72511-A 72511-B 72511-C 72511-D

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Learn backward pumps, edges, crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin and sequence. Sa

12:45–1:15 p.m.

72516-A

Figure Skating

For the skater who has passed Level 8 OR optional addition for skaters currently enrolled in Level 7 or Level 8 who are interested in advanced skills. Emphasis on glides, spins, and jumps. Class time is divided into power skating and freestyle lessons. Enrollment includes eight, 45-minute figure skating lessons and eight, 15-minute power skating classes. Th

6:40–7:45 p.m.

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Ages 6–14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Learn marching, forward two-foot glide, dip, and swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse and stop in place.

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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 September 2–May 31

Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Christmas Eve (December 24): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Day (December 25): Closed New Years Eve (December 31): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. New Years Day (January 1): Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16): 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Spring Holiday (April 14): 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Easter (April 16): Closed Facility Manager: Mark Sterner Facility Coordinator: Daren Eads Membership Coordinator: Megan Stark Aquatics/Sports 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, newly refinished in 2016! Indoor turf field Expanded weight room Cardio studio Two group exercise studios FREE group exercise for members Discounted personal training packages Twin Lakes Recreation Center @BlmgtParksnRec

Memberships*

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Automatic Monthly Debit** Monthly

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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.

Gift of Wellness

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Party Room

$40 $40 $60 $55 $25/hour Call for prices and information.

Basketball competition/tournament Turf field non-prime (April–September)

$70/hour

Turf field prime (October–March)

$100/hour

Entire Lower Level

$150/hour

Entire Facility

Call for prices and information.

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TLRC Personal Trainers develop a fitness program customized for you!

For more information, see page 30.

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 42.

See pages 30–34 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.

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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 15), 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 15), 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 40 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 15 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. The surface of the lake often freezes in winter with varying ice conditions that can be hazardous. The City of Bloomington assumes no responsibility for accidents resulting from individuals venturing onto the ice. Catch the wave of stand up paddleboards and glide across the water on the newest addition to our rental fleet!

Griffy Lake Rental Fees

Canoe/Kayak/Rowboat /SUP Rental

(Two-hour limit on holidays/weekends) ........................................................................... $8/hour

10-Rental Pass..................................................................$70 Available for purchase at the boathouse during normal business hours. Groups wishing to make boat rental reservations Monday through Friday may do so by calling Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759. We do not reserve boats on weekends or holidays. Privately owned boat launch fees: $70/season, $7/day Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Boathouse hours:  April and October: Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. May–August: Daily, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. September: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November–March: Closed Boathouse phone: 349-3732

Griffy Lake Trails: Trail guides are available at the Bloomington

For information about programs at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, see pages 28–29. 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 15 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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Parks and Recreation office and the Griffy Lake boathouse. Please respect this fragile environment by remaining on the marked trails. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-road vehicles are strictly prohibited. AMENITIES: Seasonal restrooms and picnic tables next to boathouse PARKING: Available by the boathouse (3300 N. Headley Rd.) TRAILS: 10+ miles total, wood chip and natural: Wetlands Trail .3 miles, Nature Trail .4 miles (loop), Griffy Creek Trail 1.5 miles, Hiking Trail 1.6 miles (loop) ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible canoe and kayak launch

Phase I of the Jackson Creek Trail, from the Winslow/High Street roundabout to Olcott Park, opened in October 2010. AMENITIES: Shade bench and drinking fountain PARKING: Olcott Park, Sherwood Oaks Park, and Jackson Creek Middle School TRAIL: .6 miles, paved ACCESSIBILITY: Trail and parking lots are accessible.

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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 15 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. 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 Property

Located at 245 W. Grimes Ln. The City of Bloomington owns a total 47.59 acres of former railroad property. The Department is reviewing development plans for this signature park.

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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. 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 15), 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! Spending time in nature has been linked to improved attention spans, boosts in serotonin, and increased activity in the part of the brain responsible for empathy, emotional stability, and love.


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

$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 $63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays

This accessible shelter can accommodate 100–120 people. An accessible playground is nearby, with adult and children’s picnic tables, electrical outlets, lights, two grills, and a drinking fountain located at the shelter.

Winslow Woods Park Shelter

$58 weekdays/$68 weekends and holidays

Located off S. Highland Ave., this accessible shelter houses approximately 120 people and has grills and an accessible playground, electrical outlets, lights, and a drinking fountain.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation 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. I nclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact participant to establish an individualized inclusion plan.

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.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County

Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (ages 8 yrs. and up) and adults with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities. Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendship with others in our community. Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County is proud to work with nearly 200 Special Olympics athletes and their families. To find out if you or a family member are eligible to participate, call 812-325-1548 or e-mail 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.

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RCA Community Park—Large Shelter

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

Shelter House Rentals/Inclusive Recreation

Shelter House Rentals

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Farmers’ Market/Community Events

The Market Doubles SNAP Benefits

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.

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.

Saturday Market Parking

Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays. Free Market Parking:

• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “C” Permit spaces.

Pay Market Parking:

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

• On-street metered spaces ($1/hour) • Morton Street Garage—entrance on Morton Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets ($0.50/hour)

Call to Artists 2017 Season

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 17 at 5 p.m.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation invites local artists to apply to participate in A Fair of the Arts, a juried arts and fine crafts fair. Applications will be available January 9, 2017 at bloomington.in.gov/aFair. A Fair of the Arts is held at Showers Plaza, an outdoor festival site adjacent to City Hall at Eighth and Morton Streets. A Fair of the Arts is held the second Saturdays of the season, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, and October 14. Accepted local and regional artists display, demonstrate and sell their arts on the brick plaza.

Artists are selected through a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed.

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E-mail Greg Jacobs at jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov or call 349-3725 for more information regarding product guidelines and criteria for selecting artists, or to receive an application. There is a non-refundable, one-time $15 application fee in addition to a $55 per Fair booth fee.


movies to parks this summer!

arch 4 Saturday, M 1-4 p.m. • FREE For all ages.

Bring movies and music to city parks this summer! Embrace Bloomington’s love of music and community and promote local bands by supporting Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Performing Arts Series. During 2016, more than 6,000 people visited Bloomington’s beautiful city parks to hear our finest local musicians and see classic movies on the big screen. New this year, your business can reach this audience of active and engaged members of the Bloomington community with a season-long Performing Arts Series sponsorship. Instead of sponsoring a single movie or musical act, your business can now receive name recognition throughout the Performing Arts Series season, which stretches over 15 separate concerts that take place June through August, and six movies that play through August and September.

ry, y Public Libra Monroe Count wood Ave. 303 E. Kirk

Don’t sit at home with nothing to do! Come to the library for a birthday woo-hoo. It’s Seusspicious Behavior, so the folks say And we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Bloomington North performs a play that is funny Come to the library; you don’t need any money! See a lot of good tricks. We will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if we do! With snacks and crafts and fun games to play, Bloomington Parks and Recreation makes a Seussrific day!

There are three concert sponsorship levels to fit your budget, and all include the opportunity to be an important part of what makes Bloomington special!

Diamond Record: $2,500 Platinum Record: $800

Community Events

Bring music and

Gold Record: $500 Movie Sponsor: $400

For a complete list of sponsor benefits, and to find out more about how your business can be a part of the 2017 Performing Arts Series, contact Greg Jacobs at 349-3725 or jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov. For additional sponsorship opportunities, see page 42.

Co-sponsored by:

Sunday, February 12 • 2–5 p.m. Bloomington High School South, 1965 S. Walnut St. —parking lot adjacent to the Frank Southern Ice Arena

Good for up to five members of the same family. The Frank Southern Ice Arena is open for public skating from 3–5 p.m. Regular ice arena admission fees apply and are not included in the price of the WinterFest admission. Bundle up and spend the afternoon celebrating winter! Feel the wind in your hair as you slide down Snowzilla, a giant sledding hill that is the only one of its kind in the country! Bring your pooch to compete in the inaugural Canine Cup, a slightly silly dogsled race that has the dogs’ and humans’ roles reversed. No experience is necessary and the sleds are provided. There are lots of other snow- and winter-themed games and activities to play, plus food, hot drinks, and much more at WinterFest! Snow not required. Sponsored by

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Admission: $7 Family passes: $25

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Community Events

Learn about the sounds of nature while enjoying local, acoustic music with Nature Sounds, a live, nature documentary about the sounds we encounter in Bloomington’s wild areas.

Spring Fling

Friday April 21 • 7:30 p.m. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Nature topic: Frogs and Toads

Thursday, March 16 • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center $3/person

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 29.

Spring is coming! Time to fling off the winter blues! Keep the entire family active during Spring Break at the Spring Fling. Experience Bubble Soccer where the players wear inflatable “bubbles” while playing.

Visit bloomington.in.gov/nature-sounds for more Nature Sounds event dates and program topics throughout the year.

• Test your skills in a game of giant Jenga, and bring out your inner builder and engineer while making creations with our large-scale building kit known as the Rigamajig. • Try yoga with our Health and Wellness Coordinator. • Watch and participate in an Aerial Silks demo. • Have some good old-fashioned fun with other lively games and activities.

For more information, contact Greg Jacobs at 349-3725 or jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department @BlmgtParksnRec

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! Saturday, March 25 • 1–4 p.m. Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.

For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo! For more information about becoming a Children’s Expo sponsor, or to reserve your booth space at the Children’s Expo, call 349-3747. 18


Unleash and Unwind Walk, Run, Jump!

Saturday, April 22 • 9–11:30 a.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

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 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.

Wednesday, May 10 3–7 p.m. • FREE Twin Lakes Recreation Center 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 aged 50 years and up. The event includes:

Community Events

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

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

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.

Exhibitors provide a variety of information at the 50+ Expo! Photo by Julie Ramey.

@BlmgtParksnRec

Bloomington Bikes Month

May is National Bike Month.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Look for Details in the Summer 2017 Program Guide.

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Preschool

Music and Dance

Musical fun for young children N E WI O N ! AT LOC

Instructor: Lisa Bruns Allison-Jukebox Community Center

Fridays • 5:30–7:30 p.m. Banneker Community Center Participation in these programs is free, but registration is required.

Winter Beach Party

Music Time for Toddlers

This music class encourages children to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communication skills. Toddlers engage in singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification to foster language skills. Creative movement to various “moods” develops a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness. Specially designed exploration, movement, and story time encourage emergent literacy and help make this class enjoyable for caregivers and children alike. Music Time for Toddlers classes are cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled. M 2/6–5/1 • 10:30–11:15 a.m. • Register by 2/3 • 77501-A $110/in-city, $120/non-city • For ages 1–3 yrs. w/parent. Class does not meet 3/13.

Escape the cold at an indoor beach party at the Banneker Community Center! Enter a summer wonderland complete with baby pools, sand, toys, and plenty of snacks. 1/13 • For ages 2–7 yrs. w/parent. Register by 1/11 • 77511-A

Be Mine Banneker Valentine’s Party

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little ones at the Banneker Community Center! Kids create their own Valentine’s cards, munch on yummy snacks, and play heartwarming games. 2/10 • For ages 2–10 yrs. w/parent. Register by 2/8 • 77509-A

Banneker Carnival

Living and Learning Toy Time

The Banneker Community Center is brimming with toys and activities for your child, and comfortable carpeting and seating for you! Activities are frequently provided by Banneker staff and community partners while the play room is open for free play. M–F 1/9–4/28 • 9 a.m.–noon FREE • For ages newborn–5 yrs. w/parent Banneker Community Center

Baby Time

This drop-in, half-hour snuggle and play time is set aside for you and baby. Sing, dance, wiggle, tickle, and read together, plus meet other adults with young children. Instructor: Jennifer Perry W 1/4–4/26 • 11–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 2 yrs. and under w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Preschool Story Hour

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Storybooks come alive on Monday mornings. Crafts, active play, games and making new friends enhance the richness of children’s literature. Instructor: Jennifer Perry M 1/9–4/24 • 10–11 a.m. FREE • For ages 2–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Brighten your midwinter week with an indoor carnival! Face painting, a musical parade, carnival games, festive story time, and more await you in the Banneker gym. 3/3 • For ages 2–10 yrs. w/parent. Register by 3/1 • 77508-A

Science of Spring

Celebrate spring with science projects, crafts, stories, and snacks as we learn about seeds and plants. Dress for a mess; we’ll be planting seeds to take home! 4/7 • For ages 3–8 yrs. w/parent. Register by 4/5 • 77510-A

Preschool Garden Club

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard’s garden educators visit the Banneker Community Center on Wednesdays this spring with free garden programming for preschoolers and parents. You and your child can explore Banneker’s garden space and get your hands dirty doing preschool garden projects and arts and crafts while learning about food and gardening. This program is free, but registration is required. Instructor: Georgia O’Connor W 3/29–5/17 • 10–11 a.m. • 77507-A FREE • For ages 2–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center


FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA

Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

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. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m. $5, FREE for TLRC members • For ages 1–6 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Physical Fridays

Does your little one have energy to burn? Visit the Banneker Community Center’s indoor playground filled with balls, toys, and tumbling mats. When youngsters are tired of running and jumping, Banneker’s third-floor playroom is open for free-time play. Drop in to share active time with your toddler, and meet other families in the community. Children must be accompanied by an adult. F 1/13–5/26 • 9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE • For all ages. Banneker Community Center

Turf Tigers

Give your preschooler a chance to explore the game of basketball! Young players get a foundation in ball handling skills with age-appropriate drills that teach the basics of defense, dribbling, passing and shooting. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Wednesday Future Stars is cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled. Banneker Community Center Sa 1/28–3/4 • 10–10:45 a.m. • Register by 1/20 • 77505-A $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center W 2/1–3/8 • 4:45–5:30 p.m. • Register by 1/27 • 77505-B $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent.

Tee Ball Sport Shorties

Sport Shorties athletes learn the basic skills of baseball in a fun and safe atmosphere. Participants are introduced to throwing, batting, fielding and live-game experiences. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Teams are determined after the registration deadline. Participants are contacted via e-mail with team placement and game/practice times. Games and practices run for 45 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is one built-in rain date on June 17. If there is more than one rainout, it will not be rescheduled. Player/coach requests should be noted on registration form or in online comment section. For more information about Tee Ball Sport Shorties contact the Banneker Community Center at 349-3735. In case of inclement weather, call the Outdoor Sports Hotline at 349-3610. Volunteer Coaches Needed: If interested in coaching, apply online at bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Coaches Orientation Session: Thursday, April 27 from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center. Sa 4/29–6/10 • Times TBD • Register by 4/21. $50/in-city, $55/non-city For ages 3–4 yrs. w/parent. • 77504-A For ages 5–6 yrs. w/parent. • 77504-B Lower Cascades Park, ballfields

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

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Players ages 4-5 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity and comfort with the ball! Class does not meet during MCCSC Spring Break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net. Winter I: M 1/9–2/13 • 5–5:45 p.m. Winter I: Th 1/12–2/16 • 5–5:45 p.m. Winter I: F 1/13–2/17 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: M 2/20 –4/3 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: Th 2/23–4/6 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: F 2/24–4/7 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring II: M 4/10–5/15 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring II: Th 4/13–5/18 • 5–5:45 p.m. $65 • For ages 4–5 yrs. • Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Basketball Future Stars

Preschool

Sports and Fitness

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Kid City Summer Camps

Kid City is ACA Accredited!

Summer Camps Camp registration opens March 6! 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, swimming, with 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

Counselor in Training

Want to be a Kid City staff member? See page 27.

*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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Living and Learning

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun!

Saturday, March 25 1–4 p.m. See page 18.

Break Days

Sports and Fitness

Summer fun ... when school’s out!

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA

= Break Day!

Public Skating • The Skating School

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Excel Tae Kwon Do

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

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For more information, contact Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or e-mail shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

Class does not meet during MCCSC Spring Break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

Little Kickers

Players ages 6–7 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity, and comfort with the ball! Winter: M 1/9–2/13 • Register by 1/8. Winter: Th 1/12–2/16 • Register by 1/11. Winter: F 1/13–2/17 • Register by 1/12. Spring I: M 2/20–4/3 • Register by 2/19. Spring I: Th 2/23–4/6 • Register by 2/22. Spring I: F 2/24–4/7 • Register by 2/23. Spring II: M, F 4/10–5/15 • Register by 4/9. Spring II: Th, F 4/13–5/18 • Register by 4/12. $65 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. • For ages 6–7 yrs.

Bloomington Soccer Juniors

Training sessions on Wednesday nights enhance technical and fundamental tactical principles. Players return on Saturday for a schedule of games each week. Bloomington Soccer Juniors is appropriate for players with some soccer experience and a fundamental awareness of the game. It’s best for players with an intermediate or advanced understanding of soccer. Winter: Register by 1/24. Training sessions W 1/25–3/1 • 5–5:45 p.m. or 5:45–6:30 p.m. Games Sa 1/28–3/4 • 9:30–10:15 a.m. or 10:15–11 a.m. Spring: Register by 3/27. Training sessions Tu 3/28–5/2 • 5:30–6:15 p.m. Games Th 3/30–5/4 • 6:30 p.m. $95 • For ages 8–11 yrs.


Middle School

Middle school boys and girls (grades 7–8) play on separate teams in this league, which focuses on basketball skill development and applying skills in game situations. The season includes a weekly practice and two weekly games, and concludes with a singleelimination tournament. Practice days and times are determined by the coach. Player/parent requests for placement on specific teams will not be accepted. All requests must be submitted by volunteer coaches. Season runs January 16–March 11. Practices begin the week of January 16 Games begin the week of January 30. Registrations will not be accepted after January 6. Grades 7–8 Girls • Th • 75014-A Grades 7–8 Boys • Th • 75014-B $85 • Register by 1/6. Expect to play on some Saturdays throughout the season in an effort to finish prior to Spring Break.

Required Evaluation Day Participants must attend one evaluation day. Grades 7–8 Girls • 1/11 • 6 p.m. Grades 7–8 Boys • 1/11 • 6:30 p.m.

Coaches needed for Bloomington Youth Basketball Season III and Middle School! If interested in coaching, apply online at bloomington.in.gov/parksvol by Jan. 6.

Mandatory Coaches Meetings: Selected coaches must attend. Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. or Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. All selected coaches must complete an annual online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association at nays.org. The certification fee for each coach is $25. Scholarships are available to offset expenses associated with the online training. For scholarship information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Season III

This league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills during game participation for players in grades K–6. All leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4.

Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. The season concludes with a single-elimination tournament for each grade level. Teams practice two nights a week for the first two weeks of the season, then one night a week for the remainder of the season. Practice times and days are determined by the coach. Season runs January 16–March 11. Practices begin the week of January 16. Games begin the week of January 30. Registrations will not be accepted after January 6.

Spaces are limited to a maximum number of players per age group. Once the maximum number of players is reached for each league, registration for that league will close. If your child’s league fills, you may opt to place your child’s name on a wait list. We will contact you if space becomes available.

Leagues, Game Days, and Registration Codes

Required Evaluation Day Participants must attend one evaluation day. Grade K • W • 75015-A Grade K • 1/9 • 5:30 p.m. Grade 1 • M • 75015-B Grade 1 • 1/9 • 6 p.m. Grade 2 • Tu • 75015-C Grade 2 • 1/9 • 6:45 p.m. Grade 3 • W • 75015-D Grade 3 • 1/9 • 7:15 p.m. Grade 4 Boys • Tu • 75015-E Grade 4 Boys • 1/10 • 6:15 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • 1/10 • 7 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • Tu • 75015-F Grade 6 Boys • 1/10 • 7:30 p.m. Grade 6 Boys • M • 75015-G 4–6 Girls • 1/10 • 5:30 p.m. Grades 4–6 Girls • Th • 75015-H Grades Make-up session • 1/12 • 5:30 p.m.

$85 • Register by 1/6. Expect to play on some Saturdays throughout the season in an effort to finish prior to Spring Break.

Pick up a racquet and take spring tennis lessons. Instructors are accomplished players and trained through the USTA curriculum. Typical student to teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, call 349-3762. $41/in-city, $49/non-city • Winslow Sports Complex Beginner—For ages 7–12 yrs. M, W 5/1–5/24 • 5-5:45 p.m. Register by 4/26 • 77002-A

Intermediate—For ages 7–12 yrs. M, W 5/1–5/24 • 5:45-6:30 p.m. Register by 4/26 • 77002-B

Tu, Th 5/2–5/25 • 5:45-6:30 p.m. Register by 4/26 • 77002-D

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.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Youth Tennis Beginner—For ages 5–8 yrs. Tu, Th 5/2–5/25 • 5–5:45 p.m. Register by 4/26 • 77002-C

Youth

at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

For information about the league or season, contact league coordinator Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov or Chelsea Price at 349-3769 or pricec@bloomington.in.gov.

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Bloomington Girls Softball 6U/8U Academy by Diamond Dynamics

The new 6U/8U Academy is offered to beginning players ages 4-8 yrs. and is instructed by the professional softball training organization, Diamond Dynamics! Young players are introduced to the basic skills of softball during this eight-week instructional league. Each age group has one practice per week followed by a friendly scrimmage game after the practice, so young players can put their new fielding, pitching, and hitting skills to the test. Each player receives a T-shirt. 6U Academy • Wednesdays • 77202-A 8U Academy • Mondays • 77202-B 5/1–6/28 • 5:30–6:45 p.m., 30-min. practice/45-min. scrimmage • $65 • Register by 4/28. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields

Bloomington Girls Softball 10U–14U

Designed for the advanced player, this league focuses on responsible competition, including skill building and a complete understanding of the game. Leagues range from 10U to 14U, for players ages 8–15 yrs. Each player receives a full competition-quality uniform. This league is instructed and overseen by certified youth sports professionals, ensuring a quality experience for all players and parents. Players can play up, or in more than one league, with the approval of league commissioner. Please note special requests for team placements (e.g. on the same team as friends) on the registration form. We make every attempt to accommodate special requests. Games are played mostly on weekdays at Lower Cascades with the possibility of some weekend games with neighboring communities. Participants play one to two games a week with one practice per week. Leagues may be combined based on registration numbers. $80/in-city, $90/non-city For more information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Player’s League Registration Registration Team placement/player assessment Duration age as of code: deadline: day on the turf field at of league: Jan. 1, 2017 the Twin Lakes Recreation Center* Wear comfortable clothes, appropriate shoes (no metal cleats), and bring your gear.

10 yrs. and under Minor League Born 2007–2008 Player Pitch (10U) 12 yrs. and under Mid-Major League Born 2005–2006 Player Pitch (12U) 14 yrs. and under Major League Born 2003–2004 Player Pitch (14U)

77201-A

4/7

Sat., April 8 • 1–1:30 p.m.

4/17–6/30

77201-B

4/7

Sat., April 8 • 1:30–2 p.m.

4/17–6/30

77201-C

4/7

Sat., April 8 • 2–2:30 p.m.

4/17–6/30

*If you cannot attend during these times, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov to discuss your player’s playing ability and/or a make-up time.

Volunteer coaches needed!

If interested in coaching, apply online at bloomington.in.gov/parksvol by Friday, April 7. Selected coaches are strongly encouraged to attend the coaches meeting immediately following player evaluations at Twin Lakes Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8. We will discuss rules, conduct a player draft, and discuss practice progression/techniques. If you cannot attend, please contact Scott Pedersen to go over information discussed at the meeting. For more information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Bloomington Girls Softball Premier Clinics by Diamond Dynamics

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The Bloomington Girls Softball League is pleased to offer a pitching and hitting clinic by Diamond Dynamics for players ages 8–14 yrs. During this eight-week program, girls advance through different skills associated with becoming better hitters and pitchers. This clinic is offered exclusively to registered players in the Bloomington Girls Softball League. 10U Pitching Clinic • Wednesdays • 77203-A 10U Hitting Clinic • Wednesdays • 77203-B 12/14U Hitting Clinic • Mondays • 77203-C 12/14U Pitching Clinic • Mondays • 77203-D 5/1–6/28 • 7–8 p.m. • $65 • Register by 4/28. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields


See page 30.

Aerial Fitness Classes for Youth at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED American Red Cross Lifeguard Training American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor See page 31.

FLIGHT SPRITES

Aerial gymnastics is an amazing way for youth to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Our staff specializes in helping kids master the silks as they learn to trust in themselves. For ages 6–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.

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.

Sports and Fitness 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.

Personal Training See page 30.

Teen

See page 25.

Living and Learning Kid City Counselor in Training

Want to be a Kid City staff member? The Counselor-in-Training program is the first step in becoming a camp counselor. In addition to working with children, gaining leadership experience and receiving great job training, CITs are also involved in planning and implementing camp special events. Applications are available after Jan. 19 at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office or online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Applications are accepted until April 4. Interviews begin April 17. 6/5–6/16 • Register by 5/30. 6/19–6/30 • Register by 6/12. 7/10–7/21 • Register by 7/3. M–F • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • For grades 8–10. $170/in-city, $175/non-city

Banneker Nights

Teens! Come to Banneker one Saturday a month for Banneker Nights! Banneker Nights include open basketball, computer access, active video games, food and mentoring. Sa 1/21, 2/18, 3/25, 4/22 • 7–11 p.m. FREE • For ages 12–17 yrs. Banneker Community Center

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See page 5.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA

Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

Excel Tae Kwon Do See page 34. Leagues do not meet during MCCSC Spring Break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

U14 Boys/Coed Soccer Leagues

A great opportunity to mix it up with players from other teams and cities as our up-and-coming high school stars keep their touch in the “off” season. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. F 1/27–3/24 • 6–9:30 p.m. • Register by 1/26. $665/team fee

U18 Soccer Leagues

High school players form their own teams (may be coed) and compete—a great chance to show some creativity and enjoy playing with and against players from all over south central Indiana. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. W 1/25–3/22 • 5–9:45 p.m. • Register by 1/24. $665/team fee

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Submitting an application does not guarantee a candidate will be accepted into the program, nor does it commit a selected candidate to participate. Candidates who are accepted into the CIT program will receive notice of acceptance and pre-approved session dates. For more information call 349-3731. There is a non-refundable deposit of $35 per CIT due at the time of registration.

Youth/Teen

American Red Cross Classes

Personal Training

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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.

Adopt-a-Stream

Contact Community Relations Coordinator Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov to find out how you can get involved.

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.

Volunteer to Maintain our Natural Spaces

Many volunteer projects are available for individuals and groups to help maintain and restore some of Bloomington’s most scenic natural areas. Help is needed in a variety of parks, including Griffy Lake Nature Preserve and Latimer Woods. Contact Community Relations Coordinator Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov to find out how you can get involved.

For more Environmental Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities, see page 40.

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.

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Stop by the Eco Outpost at the Griffy Lake boathouse and borrow an Explorer Backpack to help you discover the wonders of nature around Griffy Lake. The backpack is filled with activities and guides that will help you and your family explore the wildlife, plants, and natural features of Griffy Lake. Backpacks are free to use and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter Woods Tree ID

Don’t let a lack of leaves keep you from identifying the trees on your next winter hike. Learn how differences in bark, buds, growth habits, and even scent hold the keys to unlocking the names of trees during times of leaf-off. Dress for the weather and expect about a one-mile hike. Participants are encouraged to bring photos or fresh samples from trees at home to identify. Instructor: Josh Nickelson Sa 1/21 • 1–2 p.m. • Register by 1/16 • 74010-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Winslow Woods Park—Playground Shelter

Maple Syrup Made Easy

A maple tree is all it takes to experience the sweetness of homemade maple syrup. During this hands-on workshop, discuss tree identification, equipment, collection and sugaring techniques, and learn the history of maple syrup and sugar. Take-home instructions are supplied, along with a taste of the final product. This class is held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Instructor: Josh Nickelson Sa 2/18 • 10–11 a.m. • Register by 2/10 • 74009-A $6/in-city, $7/non-city • For all ages. RCA Community Park

Insect Investigator

Hunt for insects and find out what makes a bug ... well, a bug! During a short hike through Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, explore your surroundings for different insects, discover their special skills, and learn how to identify them. Wear your best bug-hunting gear and get ready to investigate the world beneath our feet! Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Sa 3/11 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 3/6 • 74004-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For ages 5 yrs and up. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Painting with Nature

Paint with all the colors of nature! Create your own natural paintbrushes with what we gather from the forest, then turn your canvas into a work of art. Each child will leave with their own nature art creation. Registration is per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Blair Beavers Sa 3/25 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 3/19 • 74008-A $6/in-city, $7/non-city • For ages 8 yrs. and under. Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

Making Paper at Home

Turn scraps from your recycling bin into handcrafted paper. You’ll learn the basics and have some completed sheets to take home after this introduction to paper making! Materials are provided; however, any recyclable newspaper, fliers, or papery materials are gladly accepted! Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Sa 3/25 • 3–4 p.m. • Register by 3/20 • 74003-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For ages 8 yrs and up. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter


Explore the forest at night! We will go for a one-mile hike in the dark while we talk about all of the nocturnal animals that are found locally. Lanterns and flashlights will be available for use during the hike. Instructor: Blair Beavers Sa 4/1 • 9–10 p.m. • Register by 3/26 • 74007-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park

If You Build It, It Will Fly: Kite Making 101

Celebrate National Kite Month with us by making your very own kite! Learn how to make an amazing kite, using the material provided, as well as how to fly a kite. Feel free to bring your own kite to fly at the end as well! Registration is per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Su 4/9 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 4/3 • 74002-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For ages 13 yrs. and under w/parent. RCA Community Park

Night Paddle

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. Tu 4/11 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Register by 4/9 • 74001-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Hiking trails, boat rental, and fishing. Boathouse opens in April! See page 13.

@BlmgtParksnRec

Kick off Earth Week by learning about forest inventories and the trees present in Bryan Park. As a group we will take some common forestry measurements as the initial phase of a park-wide tree study. Additional measurements taken over time will provide detailed information about the growth and health of the trees in Bryan Park. Instructor: Josh Nickelson M 4/17 • 6–7 p.m. FREE • For ages 8 yrs and up. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter

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

Earth Day Paddle

Celebrate Earth Day on the water at Griffy Lake! This guided paddle travels the Griffy shoreline by canoe. We’ll stop along the way to identify native plants and animals. Learn about sustainable transportation and how you can help continue to protect aquatic lives and habitats! Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided. Children ages 14 yrs. and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle Sa 4/22 • 10–11 a.m. • Register by 4/17 • 74011-A $6/in-city, $7/non-city • For ages 5 yrs and up. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Pizza Box Solar Oven

Save energy on Earth Day by making your very own solar oven! We will start off by making mini pizzas with different toppings that we’ll cook up in our on-site solar oven and enjoy together at the end. While the mini pizzas cook, make your own solar oven to take home and use it to save energy all year long! Cost is per oven. Instructor: Blair Beavers Sa 4/22 • noon–1:30 p.m. • Register by 4/17 • 74005-A $7/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

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Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Bryan Park Tree Survey

The Great Outdoors

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Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Healthy Living

Well Check

Personal Training Get in better shape and stay there, regardless of age or current fitness level, with the personal trainers at the TLRC. Our personal trainers design programs that are individualized for your age, body, lifestyle and goals. TLRC personal trainers are certified, experienced, and educated. They have worked with a variety of people who have a broad spectrum of health and wellness needs. Personal training at the TLRC is the right step toward a healthy, active lifestyle.

A 30-minute wellness consultation is included as a part of each personal training package. If you are a non-member who is interested in a personal training package, you may purchase a 30-minute wellness consultation for $20. If you decide to purchase personal training sessions the $20 fee may be applied to cost of the personal training package. All personal training sessions must be used within six months of purchase. All training sessions are non-transferable and nonrefundable. To set up an initial consultation, or for more information, contact Mark Sterner at 349-3768 or sternerm@bloomington.in.gov.

MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 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

Blood pressure, lipid panels, and hemoglobin (blood sugar-A1C) screenings help determine whether your levels in each area are in a healthy range. Head off a potential health condition with an affordable, convenient Well Check by IU Health Bloomington Community Health. No appointment is needed, but you need to fast for 12 hours to get an accurate cholesterol level. Use your IU Health Bloomington Plus Card to receive $5 off the screening fee of $20, or sign up for a Plus Card on site. For more information about the Well Check, call 812-353-3244. Th 2/16 • 8:30–10:30 a.m. $20 • For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Adult (50+) FREE Programs 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.

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.

Steady Steppers M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.

Tai Chi Qigong W • 11:45 a.m.

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:

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

SilverSneakers®

The SilverSneakers® program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program offers physical activity, health education, and social events for Medicare-eligible and Group Retiree members. If you qualify, your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is free! Inquire at the front desk to check your eligibility or to sign up. Instructors: Catherine Gossett and Janet Scott

SilverSneakers® Circuit—Court 3 M, W • 9:30–10:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 8:30–9:30 a.m.

SilverSneakers® Classic—Court 3 M, W • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m.

SilverSneakers® Yoga—Court 3 Tu, Th • 10:30–11:30 a.m.


Visit bloomington.in.gov/parks for a detailed list of course prerequisites and details.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses teach life-saving skills. Certification is issued upon successful completion and is valid for two years. Free online refreshers are available with all course options. If you need First Aid as a stand-alone class or if your group would like private First Aid/CPR/AED training, contact Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov. Sa 1/21 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 1/13 • 72001-A Sa 2/18 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 2/10 • 72001-B Sa 4/15 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 4/7 • 72001-C $55/in-city, $65/non-city • For ages 13 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

This course trains Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) candidates to teach the following American Red Cross courses: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, Water Safety Today, Oxygen Administration, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Preventative Disease Transmission. LGI candidates will develop an understanding of course materials, methods, policies and procedures while learning how to conduct efficient land and water skill sessions, and how to effectively evaluate and manage a lifeguard candidate’s progress. Visit bloomington.in.gov/parks for a detailed list of swimming skill prerequisites and course details. Tu, Th 2/21–3/9 • 3:30–7:30 p.m. • Register by 2/16 • 72003-A $150/in-city, $200/non-city • For ages 17 yrs. and up. Bloomington High School North, 3901 N. Kinser Pk.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Make yourself eligible to work for Bloomington Parks and Recreation this summer! 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. Visit bloomington.in.gov/parks for a detailed list of swimming skill prerequisites and course details. M, W 2/20–3/8 • 3:30–7:30 p.m. • Register by 2/13 • 72004-A M, W 3/27–4/12 • 5–9 p.m. • Register by 3/20 • 72004-B Tu, Th 3/28–4/13 • 5–9 p.m. • Register by 3/20 • 72004-C $150/in-city, $200/non-city • For ages 15 yrs. and up. Bloomington High School North, 3901 N. Kinser Pk.

Have you smiled today? The simple exercise of smiling can help reduce stress even if you don’t feel like smiling!

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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

Winter II Session January 2–February 12: Register by 1/8. Winter II Session FREE week: January 2–8 Spring I Session February 20–April 9: Register by 2/26. Spring I Session FREE week: February 20–26 Classes do not meet 3/13–3/19. Spring II Session April 17–May 28: Register by 4/23. Spring II Session FREE week: April 17–23

Group exercise classes are FREE to members! Members must register at the TLRC front desk. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. All scheduled classes are held this week, so you can try out any classes that interest you for free! When you find one you like, register by the listed registration deadline. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Daily passes are available for $10. See the front desk attendant to purchase a daily pass.

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 1/4–2/8 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75001-A W 2/22–4/5 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75001-B W 4/19–5/24 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75001-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/15.

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: Deanna Conrad W 1/4–2/8 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75002-A W 2/22–4/5 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75002-B W 4/19–5/24 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75002-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/15.

Cardio Kickboxing

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: TBD M 1/2–2/6 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75003-A M 2/20–4/3 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75003-B M 4/17–5/22 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75003-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/13.

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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: Alison Wohlers Tu, Th 1/3–2/9 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75004-A Tu, Th 2/21–4/6 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75004-B Tu, Th 4/18–5/25 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75004-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/14 or 3/16.

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 1/4–2/8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75005-A W 2/22–4/5 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75005-B W 4/19–5/24 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75005-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/15.

R.I.P.P.E.D.—The One Stop Body Shock®

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 1/4–2/8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75006-A W 2/22–4/5 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75006-B W 4/19–5/24 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75006-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/15.

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: Natasha Radford M 1/2–2/6 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75007-A M 2/20–4/3 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75007-B M 4/17–5/22 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75007-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/13.


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: Natasha Radford M 1/2–2/6 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75008-A M 2/20–4/3 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75008-B M 4/17–5/22 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75008-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/13.

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 1/7–2/11 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75009-A Sa 2/25–4/8 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75009-B Sa 4/22–5/27 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75009-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/18.

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: Natasha Radford Tu 1/3–2/7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75010-A Tu 2/22–4/4 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75010-B Tu 4/18–5/23 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75010-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/14.

ZUMBA®

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 1/2–2/6 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75011-A Th 1/5–2/9 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75011-B M 2/20–4/3 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75011-C Th 2/23–4/6 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75011-D M 4/17–5/22 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75011-E Th 4/20–5/25 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75011-F FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/13 or 3/16.

ZUMBA® Gold

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 1/7–2/11 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 1/8 • 75012-A Sa 2/25–4/8 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 2/26 • 75012-B Sa 4/22–5/27 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 4/23 • 75012-C FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/18.

Healthy Heart Tip! Exercise is linked to better sleep! Regular participation in physical activities such as walking, yoga, Pilates, group exercise classes, running, golfing, skating, and gardening all contribute to a better night’s sleep.

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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

Adult Volleyball

This is a 6 vs. 6 league. Each match consists of three games. Matches are self-officiated. Each team must have at least two women on the court during play. Rosters may include an unlimited number of players, but all player names must be submitted prior to the start of the league. Team fees and tentative rosters are due prior to the registration deadline. Include the team captain’s name and contact information upon registration. Specific game times are announced after registration. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of eight matches, which may include a voluntary post-season tournament. Registration takes place at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Online registration is not available for this program. For more information, e-mail Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov Th 1/26–4/27 • 6:30–10:30 p.m. • Register by 1/20. Please indicate desired level of competition: Division I—Competitive • 75016-A Division II—Recreational • 75016-B Division III—Beginning • 75016-C $200/team • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center No games 3/16.

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. 1/3–2/9 • Register by 1/8 • 75013-A 2/21–4/6 • Register by 2/26 • 75013-C 4/18–5/25 • Register by 4/23 • 75013-E Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 1/3–2/9 • Register by 1/8 • 75013-B 2/21–4/6 • Register by 2/26 • 75013-D 4/18–5/25 • Register by 4/23 • 75013-F $50 • For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/14 or 3/16.

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Leagues do not meet during MCCSC Spring Break week or Super Bowl Sunday. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

Bloomington Adult Soccer Leagues

Leagues for all ages and skills. All games feature five field players and one goalkeeper. Games are 40 minutes. Seasons feature seven games (five for University Leagues) and an end-of-season tournament.

Late Spring Adult League Over 30 M 3/27–4/24 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. Tu 1/24–3/21 • 6–10:30 p.m. $300/team $665/team University Premier Sa 1/22–3/5 • 7–10:30 p.m. $500/team

Adult Rec Tuesday Tu 1/24–3/21 • 6–10:30 p.m. $665/team, $65/individual

Absolute Beginners Adult Rec Thursday M 1/23–3/20 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. Th 1/26–3/23 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. $665/team $665/team

Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Aerial Silks • Aerial Yoga • Aerial Hoop

Are you ready for amazing total body workouts that build lean muscle, strength, flexibility, agility and confidence? With Aerialogy’s progressive training methods, even total beginners can learn aerial arts while getting in great shape. For ages 13 yrs. and up. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, visit www.aerialogy.fitness. 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 • adults ages 13 yrs. and up ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, e-mail AsaBelaStudio@gmail.com or visit AsaBelaStudio.com.

Healthy Heart Tip! Did you know that sedentary behavior (sitting for long periods of time) can counteract the benefits of regular exercise? Sedentary behavior is linked to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Incorporating regular movement throughout your day, such as taking a stretch or walking break every 30 minutes, can help to prevent these chronic diseases and give you more energy!


Bloomington Walking Club

tR The Bloomington Walking Club is an informal ’re No unners We group that meets for a guided group walk on the B paved trails surrounding Olcott Park. The group b lo 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, Southern Indiana Physicians, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Th 4/6–10/26 • 6–7 p.m. FREE • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Olcott Park

Yoga Hike

Combine the beauty of the great outdoors with invigorating yoga postures and you have the perfect combination: A Yoga Hike! Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes for a moderate hike around the scenic Leonard Springs Nature Park. We will take breaks along the trail for yoga poses. All yoga postures will be completed standing. Rain date is April 8. Sa 4/1 • 11 a.m.–noon • Register by 3/29 • 71002-A $6 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Leonard Springs Nature Park

This course encompasses Amateur Softball Association rules, mechanics, and positioning for anyone interested in becoming a certified ASA umpire. Participants must attend all four sessions. Graduates of this class are qualified to umpire in adult and youth softball leagues offered by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. The registration fee includes ASA registration and state umpire school fees.

Wednesdays, 3/22–4/12 6–9 p.m. Twin Lakes Sports Park For ages 18 yrs. and up $90 • Register by 3/21 • 77001-A For more information, contact Brett Williamson at williabr@bloomington.in.gov.

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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 outdoor fitness class. 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.

Jazzercise®

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 $5. 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.

Group Wellness Coaching See page 3.

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.

Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

Adult Tennis

For ages 18 yrs. and up. Pick up a racquet and take spring tennis lessons. Instructors are accomplished players and trained through the USTA curriculum. Typical student to teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, call 349-3762. Beginner M, W 5/1–5/24 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. • Register by 4/26 • 77003-A Intermediate M, W 5/1–5/24 • 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Register by 4/26 • 77003-B $47/in-city, $55/non-city Winslow Sports Complex

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$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.

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Sports and Fitness continued Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues 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. March 1–31: 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.

April 16: League play begins.

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For more information about adult softball leagues, contact Hsiung Marler at marlerh@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3742.

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Be physically active and enjoy the camaraderie of team sports as part of an adult softball team! Photo by Chris Strawch.

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

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.

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Healthy Heart Tip! Research has proven that people who are physically active on a regular basis have less stress than those who are not.


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Gardening Classes

Gardening Classes The Community Gardening program offers a variety of gardening and orchard management classes. For more information, contact Robin Kitowski at 349-3704 or hobsonr@bloomington.in.gov. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University.

Getting Started with Backyard Chickens

If you have ever dreamed of having your own backyard flock of chickens, this class is for you! Learn the ins and outs of raising chickens in your own backyard. From having your own fresh eggs to enjoying “chicken TV” for pure entertainment, there are plenty of reasons to have a backyard flock. The instructor will cover the basics of coop selection and design, feeding and watering, manure management, dealing with predators, flock health and behavior, and everything you need to know about eggs, weather extremes and more! Instructor: Julie James, chicken enthusiast Sa 2/18 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 2/16 • 76507-A $16/in-city, $18/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Landscaping with Native Plants

Have you always wanted to convert your yard to native plants, but you are not sure exactly how to do it or what plants you should use? Listen in for guidance in choosing the right native plants for your yard! Landscaping with native plants is not only beneficial to wildlife, but doing so is also beneficial to the environment. Go home with knowledge of plants native to Indiana, who benefits from them, and practical design skills. Instructor: Natalie Marinova, field biologist and native plant expert Sa 4/1 • 2–3:30 p.m. • Register by 3/30 • 76506-A $15/in-city, $17/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Community Gardening

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Classes for beginning gardeners Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St. Instructor: Steven Stewart $16/in-city, $18/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University.

Spring Garden Planning in Winter

So, you want to try gardening? You may wish to save money on your grocery bill, have more control and knowledge over the food you eat, help feed the hungry, or start a new hobby. The first step to take in any garden venture is planning. Participants in this class learn what plants will succeed in this part of Indiana, and the organic method for giving plants what they need to thrive. Discover how to start plants indoors for different types of gardens, plan a layout of your garden area, and learn what materials and tools will be useful as you get going. Sa 2/25 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 76502-A

Better Preparation, Better Results in the Spring Garden

Ready to get started in your garden? By putting in a little effort at the beginning, you’ll save time and work, enjoy a better looking garden, and have a more productive harvest. Learn how to test and prepare your garden soil, pick up tricks that will help prevent weeds, disease, and pest problems, acquire strategies around watering and nutrient delivery, become a savvy mulcher, and make the most of your available space. Sa 3/25 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 3/23 • 76503-A

The Gardening Whodunit: Inspector Green Thumb at Your Service!

“Oh no, panic time! The leaves on my plants are turning brown, wilting, and have holes in them! My garden must be dying!” It is certainly not the end. Your hard work is not wasted! Learn how to investigate the crime scene. Was it a predator, disease, lack of nutrients, an overbalance in the mineral profile, too little or too much water? Learn how to figure out the cause and fix the damage without breaking your budget or harming the environment. Also, discover how to pamper those plants to ensure they can finish the race. Come find out just what your plants need to become healthy and productive again! Sa 4/15 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 4/13 • 76504-A

Managing the Abundance from Your Garden All Year Long

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What to do with all this zucchini! Learn how to gauge optimum ripeness in your garden products, preservation techniques, and great recipes for all those tasty vegetables. Learn what you can plant for a late crop and how to prepare your beds for next season. Evaluate what did well and what could be improved. Attendees will receive guidance on how to keep the organic cycle going the whole year round. Sa 4/29 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 4/27 • 76505-A


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. 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. Instructor: H. Michael Simmons

Gardening Classes

Bloomington Community Orchard Classes

Selecting Disease-Resistant Fruit Trees

Learn how to select fruit trees that are resistant to diseases in order to facilitate tree care, increase productivity, and improve fruit quality. In Indiana, diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses make fruit production challenging. Selecting cultivars that exhibit resistance to the most problematic diseases helps to make fruit production more successful without the use of expensive and hazardous synthetic chemicals. The class covers how to evaluate disease threats, how to choose cultivars and rootstocks with appropriate resistances, and where to obtain resistant trees. 1/28 • Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees

Learn how to prune fruit trees during dormancy in order to improve structure, stimulate growth, keep trees healthy, and increase productivity. In this hands-on class, participants both learn and practice proper pruning techniques. The class takes place in the orchard, so wear clothing appropriate for the weather. The rain/snow date is 3/4. Participants are notified if the use of the rain/snow date is required. 2/25 • Bloomington Community Orchard, 2120 S. Highland Ave.

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Community orchards are sustainable and offer access to fresh fruit, benefit city environments, and create much-needed habitats for wildlife.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Look for the volunteer symbol throughout this program guide.

To register for these and additional volunteer opportunities, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol.

2017

Save the date! GYSD is April 17, 2017. Join other teens for a fun-filled day of service, including park and trail cleanup, mural painting, and more!

For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Nikki McEachern at 349-3739 or mceachen@bloomington.in.gov.

Presented by:

BRAVO Award Recipients

July: Rita Stephens, for her service to Natural Resources programs including Leonard Springs Nature Days, Bug Fest, and Adopt-a-Stream. August: Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington Teen Program, for their invasive plant removal at Lower Cascades Park, RCA Community Park, and Leonard Springs Nature Park. October: Foot of the Cross Church, also known as fxchurch, for their service as an organization to the Banneker Community Center.

Environmental Stewardship Opportunities Leonard Springs Nature Days

Tuesdays, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, and May 9 Volunteer to teach area sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple stations including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. Duties: If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for our Leonard Springs Nature Days. Station facilitators and group leaders are needed. Program time: 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m. Training: Online training sessions are available for review. Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Leonard Springs Nature Park, 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 18

Park Ambassador

May 2017–April 2018 Weekly inspections/One-year commitment

The Park Ambassador Program promotes community stewardship and bridges the communication between the community and our Department, and sends a message that the community cares about its parks. Duties: Park Ambassadors become public stewards of the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. Through weekly visits to local parks, Ambassadors document maintenance needs, report acts of vandalism, interact with park users, promote park safety, and encourage an overall positive use of public space. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by February 27; screening interviews take place in March; and orientation takes place in April. One-year appointment starts May 1. Program time: Each visit requires approximately a one-hour assessment followed by the completion of a brief observation report. Locations: Various parks are available. Age of volunteers: 21 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer per identified park

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Global Youth Service Day

For more information, visit monroecountyyouthcouncil.org.

Program Volunteer Opportunities Bloomington Youth Basketball— Season III and Middle School January 16–March 11

This league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills during game participation for players in grades K–6. All leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4. Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. The season concludes with a single-elimination tournament for each grade level. Duties: Volunteer coaches will enjoy making a difference in the lives of kids and can help develop our next big IU basketball star. Time line: Prospective coaches must sign up by January 5. Selected coaches must attend mandatory coaches meeting either Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. or Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. All selected coaches must complete an annual online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). The certification fee for each coach is $25. The online training is available at nays.org. Scholarships are available to offset expenses associated with the online training. For scholarship information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov. Program time: Coaches plan and lead one or two one-hour practices per week and one, one-hour game per week. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 50 Other: Returning coaches and parents have first priority for placement. Volunteers should commit for the entire season.

Seusspicious Behavior Saturday, March 4

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Monroe County Public Library with Seuss fans of all ages. Duties: Book lovers are needed to assist with Seussrific crafts and games, plus help with setup and teardown. Program time: Noon–4:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10


Tee Ball Sport Shorties

For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. Duties: Calling all volunteers interested in child development. Add a festive atmosphere to the event, help professionals perform children’s health screenings, assist at the welcome table, provide vendor hospitality, and much more! Program time: Shift #1, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m./Shift #2, 1:30–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10–15 per shift

Sport Shorties participants learn the basic skills of baseball in a fun and safe atmosphere where parent participation is welcomed and encouraged. Duties: Children experience the FUNdamentals of team sports at an early age. Do you like children at the adorable ages of 3–6 yrs.? Do you want to be a next generation IU coach? Here’s your chance to help develop our next Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, or Derrek Lee. Work with Parks and Recreation Department staff to run an introductory baseball program geared toward preschoolers. Program time: Coaches are assigned one, one-hour shift between 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Training: Coaches Orientation: Thursday, April 27 from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center, 930 W. Seventh St. Location: Lower Cascades Park, 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37 Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 24

Saturday, March 25

Bloomington Girls Softball Player Assessment Day

Saturdays, April 29–June 10

Saturday, April 8

Designed for the beginning through advanced player, this league focuses on responsible competition, including skill building and a complete understanding of the game. League offers several levels of play ranging from 10U to 14U for players ages 8–15 yrs. Duties: Volunteers step up to the plate and help with the player evaluation and team placement process. In an effort to level the competition, players in each league are evaluated on their throwing, fielding, hitting, and catching abilities. Players are awarded a performance score, then are assigned a team. Volunteers assist staff in running stations and consistently evaluating player skill levels using an evaluation tool. Program time: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 12

Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Expo

Bloomington Girls Softball April 17–May 31

Volunteers decorate for the annual Children’s Expo.

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Designed for the advanced player, this league focuses on responsible competition, including skill building and a complete understanding of the game. Several levels of play are offered, ranging from 10U to 14U for players ages 8–15 yrs. Duties: Pitch, hit, field, and throw. Volunteers step up to the plate as a season-long coach and teach the fundamentals of fastpitch softball. Coaches plan practices by integrating various drills and prepare their teams for game competition. Here is your chance to put your mark on tomorrow’s athlete. Time line: Prospective coaches must sign up by Friday, April 7. Selected coaches are strongly encouraged to attend the coaches meeting immediately following player evaluations at Twin Lakes Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8. All selected coaches must complete an online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). NYSCA certification must be completed by first practice. The certification fee for each coach is $25. The online training is available at nays.org. Scholarships are available to offset expenses associated with the online training. For scholarship information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov. Program time: Coaches will be assigned one or two one-hour practices per week and one, one-hour game per week. Location: Lower Cascades Park softball fields, 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37 and Twin Lakes Sports Park, 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 20

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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.

Aqua Pro Pool & Spa

IU Credit Union

Baker Family Dentistry

MedExpress Urgent Care/ Urgent Care MSO, LLC

Arthur Murray

BioLife Plasma Services

BuffaLouie’s at the Gables Commercial Service Golden Corral

Deem Mechanical

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Elder Care Connections Everywhere Signs Fairfield Inn

IU School of Public Health

Stephen R. Miller

Donna Niese, The Niese Agency, State Farm Ben Niehoff

Osmon Chiropractic Center Persimmon Ridge Farm and Stables

Rundell Ernstberger Associates

Flying Paws Agility

Safe Place of Monroe, Owen and Greene County

Gentle Dentist

TJ Maxx

G Orthodontics

Hoosier Hills Food Bank

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

Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford TownePlace Suites

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.

Reach your target market that 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 DJ White basketball camps, Adidas Classic, 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) • 1,000+ Bloomington Youth Basketball players • local and regional basketball and other sports tournaments

Custom opportunities to connect with your market:

Become a Winter–Spring 2017 Event Sponsor: Spring Fling/Deadline January 31/$300—Target Market: approximate attendance 100, families with children up to 10 years of age Children’s Expo/Deadline January 27/Sponsorship levels $350, $250, $150—Target Market: approximate attendance 400, all families with school-age children

Bloomington Girls Softball/Deadline March 31/$600—Target Market: more than 100 players and 500 spectators from April through June, parents of young athletes

Performing Arts Series/Deadline February 27/Diamond Sponsor: $2,500, Platinum Sponsor: $800, Gold Sponsor: $500, Movie Sponsor: $400 Target Market: More than 6,000 people visit Bloomington’s beautiful city parks to hear our finest local musicians and see classic movies on the big screen

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• 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" x 42" banners: Court 1: $1,500 Courts 2–5: $1,000 Turf: $1,000 Studios: $800 Larger banner sizes available.

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.

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 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

Leslie Brinson............................................................................... Coordinator brinsonl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3734 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 Robin Kitowski............................................Community Events Coordinator hobsonr@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3704

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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Rebecca Barrick-Higgins.................................. Community Events Manager barrickb@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

Mayor John Hamilton visits with Parks and Recreation staff at the 2016 50+ Expo.

Greg Jacobs..................................................Community Events Coordinator jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3725 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/Sports 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

Flyer

Friend

Shirt Size

E-mail

Inclusive Service Request: Reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in above program(s) related to specific needs associated with a disability. (circle one) YES NO If YES, please complete an Inclusion Assessment and the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact you. We request at least two weeks notification for reasonable accommodations requests. In some cases reasonable accommodations may take longer. The undersigned is the adult Program Participant, or is the parent or legal guardian of the Program Participant. The undersigned hereby states that s/he understands the activities that will take place in this program, and that the Program Participant is physically and mentally able to participate in this program. The undersigned recognizes, as with any activity, there is risk of injury. In the event that the Program Participant sustains an injury in the course of the program, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is unable to contact the appropriate person(s) to obtain consent for treatment, the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and/or its employees or volunteers are authorized to take reasonable steps to obtain appropriate medical treatment. The Program Participant and/or his/her parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for the cost of such treatment. The Undersigned now releases the City of Bloomington, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, its employees, agents, and assigns, from any claims including, but not limited to, personal injuries or damage to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. It is understood that this release applies to any present or future injuries and that it binds the Undersigned, Undersigned’s spouse, heirs, executors and administrators. The Program Participant may be photographed and videotaped while participating in Parks and Recreation activities, and consent is given for the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity. I have read this release and understand all of its terms. I agree with its terms and sign it voluntarily. _________________________________________________________________________

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

Web site

Previous Participant

Program Name

_____________

Date

Other

Class Code

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

Fee

$1 $3 $5 Other $

Total Enclosed

$

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


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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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12. Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 812-349-3764

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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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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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6. Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr.

8. Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St.

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

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2. Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3735

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1. Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 812-349-3731

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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 property (undeveloped property) 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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Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide  

Catalog of programs, classes, activities, events, parks and trails presented and managed by the City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recre...

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