Bloomington Parks and Recreation programming updates

City announces changes to summer events and activities

April 21, 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
  • Camp Kota
  • Dakota Language Camp
  • Mini View
  • River Rendezvous
  • Safety Boot Camp
  • Summer Adventure Playgrounds
  • The View

Closed for the season

Delayed until further notice

  • Arts in the Parks:
    Delayed until at least July 1 
  • Kites and Bites:
    Delayed until at least July 1
  • Summer Fete: 
    July event canceled; event may be rescheduled to September
  • Farmers Market, adult sports, youth sports, field rentals:
    Delayed per governor’s executive orders

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.

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.