Parks provide nature breaks

Bloomington’s trails, parks and many park amenities remain open. To ensure everyone’s safety, park visitors should follow all CDC precautionary guidelines: Stay home if you’re sick. Practice social distancing—keep six feet or more between you and others. Avoid large group gatherings and sports activities. Wash hands frequently. Avoid touching surfaces.

“We encourage residents to use playgrounds and other park facilities responsibly. We are working to make sure our community has the right information to use facilities safely,” Director of Parks and Recreation Ann Kattreh said. “We want everyone to enjoy being active outside during this time, provided they practice safe social distancing.”

If you have comments or concerns about park use from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. call 952-563-4773, email or fill out the online form at Between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m., call 952-563-8811. For more information, visit