Bloomington Parks and Recreation programming updates

City announces changes to summer events and activities

Updated June 23, 2020

The City of Bloomington has initiated changes to Parks and Recreation operations and programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City continues to base decisions on data, guidelines and orders from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health.

It is our goal to strike the right balance between maintaining recreational services, programs and parks, and ensuring the health and safety of Bloomington residents. As a result, the following programs, facilities and events will be canceled, closed or delayed until further notice. The City will begin issuing refunds Tuesday, April 21.


  • Adaptive Softball
  • Adult summer sports leagues
  • Arts in the Parks music events
  • Camp Kota
  • Dakota Language Camp
  • Kites and Bites
  • Mini View
  • River Rendezvous
  • Safety Boot Camp
  • Summer Fete
  • Summer Adventure Playgrounds
  • The View

Closed for the season

Delayed until further notice

  • Sports tournaments

Remaining open

Bloomington’s outdoor spaces remain open, offering opportunities for residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times. This includes community gardens and canoe racks.

To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails, and park amenities responsibly.

Bush Lake Beach is open to the public. There are no lifeguards present, and the concession stand and restrooms are closed.

NEW! Online Recreation Experience Center

To provide the public with access to more resources for online activities, the City now has an online resource. The Recreation Experience Center (REC) is a resource for fun, engaging, inclusive, and accessible recreation activities. Options include the creative and performing arts, fitness, history, nature and more. To find something that interests you, visit REC Online.