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Hidden gem: Running Park

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2022
Updated on January 4, 2022

When winter comes around, it’s an opportunity to experience City parks in a whole new way. Running Park, 9501 12th Avenue South, offers never-ending fun. A resident favorite, this 10-acre park offers good hills for fun, family sledding and three options for getting onto the ice. Hockey players can enjoy its two rinks outfitted with boards and goals, and skaters can go for a spin on its wide-open general ice area. Rink lighting will operate 4:30 – 10 p.m. daily. 

Take a break to recharge at the warming house, which is open most days and some evenings through February (weather and ice conditions permitting). 

For warming house hours, up-to-date rink conditions, closings and schedules, visit the City’s website at or call 952-563- 8878 and select option 3.  

There is no admission charge, but some rinks may be rented. Free off-street parking is available. 

In warm months, take advantage of the softball field, two playgrounds, a mini zip line and a soccer field. Running Park has year-round appeal. Winter is only the beginning. Visit or call 952-563-8877 for information on City parks.