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Enjoy Bloomington parks

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Bloomington Briefing Published March 23, 2021
Updated on April 8, 2022

Warm weather’s coming. Maybe you’re ready to get outside? The City of Bloomington has 97 parks, 45 playgrounds, a variety of athletic fields and so much more. With all this waiting, why not check out a few parks around town? Maybe you’ll find a new favorite.

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1. Bush Lake

9140 East Bush Lake Road

Scenic lake views and an abundance of trails are ideal for bikers, hikers, walkers and beachcombers. If you like fishing or gazing at water, don’t miss the pier.

2. Central Park

West 106th Street and James Road

This park connects to Harrison Picnic Grounds and Moir Park to the north, and the Minnesota River Valley to the south. Nine Mile Creek creates scenic vistas.

3. Dred Scott

10820 Bloomington Ferry Road

At nearly 50 acres, this park has a lot to offer. Dred and Harriet Scott interpretive signs commemorate the significance of the park’s name.

4. Moir Park

10320 Morgan Avenue South

In 2020, Moir Park was chosen as the City’s best park in the Parks and Recreation Department’s Park Playoffs competition on Facebook.

5. Northcrest

3500 West 81st Street

Located on a hilltop, this 13-acre park has a playground and softball field, plus tennis, pickleball, basketball, picnicking and a large prairie area.

6. Wright’s Lake Park

8501 17th Avenue South

This park has a playground, baseball field, walking path, picnic shelter, prairie area and a lake. A colorful mural dresses up the highway wall across the street.