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Park plan input wanted

The City has 97 parks, 3,700 acres of green space, 50 miles of off-road trails and 65 miles of bike lanes. What would you like to see happen with the park system over the next 20 years? 

The City is putting together a parks and recreation master plan, and ideas from the community are an important part of the process. The plan will provide a clear 20-year vision for the Bloomington park system and a basis for decision-making for the development and redevelopment of parks, facilities, recreational opportunities and funding. The planning process will take approximately 18 – 24 months, with the project kicking off this year and a completed plan launch during 2021 – 2022.

You can have a voice in how Bloomington parks are planned, programmed and used in the future. An assessment survey to gauge community needs was conducted in June, and other opportunities for input are coming. Park stakeholders, community groups, residents and visitors are encouraged to participate throughout the planning process. For more information, call 952-563-8877.