Note: Calendar of Events pulls upcoming Creekside special events from the City Calendar. This does not include ongoing daily programming. Please visit Programs for ages 50+ for more information about day-to-day activities at Creekside.
As a city that was built out in the 1950s and 1960s, Bloomington has many facilities that need to be upgraded or replaced. That is why the City is proposing a long-term plan, called Bloomington Forward, to invest in local projects that support health, wellness, athletics and recreation.
The state legislature has authorized the City to present a half-percent sales tax option to help pay for a New Community Health and Wellness Center, Bloomington Ice Garden renovations, and improvements to Moir/Central Park and the Nine Mile Creek corridor. Bloomington residents helped shape the plan, and will get a final say on the sales tax option during the general election on November 7.
The Bloomington Public Health and Creekside Community Center facilities have served us well for over 60 years. However, neither facility can accommodate current program and service demands and both are limited in how they can be remodeled or expanded. A larger and more modern Community Health and Wellness Center will be able to meet the needs of the community’s population for many years to come. The estimated cost is $101.8 million. The City has received $1.8 million from the State of Minnesota for predesign work.