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Planning for City park improvements

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Bloomington Briefing Published June 1, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022
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Building on the Park System Master Plan adopted by the City Council in August 2021, the City is using the public input received to embark on concept plans for nine parks: Sunrise, Southwood, Brookside, Poplar Bridge, Smith, Running, Gene Kelly, Bryant and Tretbaugh. The concept park plans will create a new vision for these parks and ensure that improvements are consistent with the needs of residents.

The Park System Master Plan identifies needs for Bloomington’s parks and provides a planning process for how to continue to engage the community on park projects. Staff will engage the community by holding events in parks and using familiar online tools including Let’s Talk Bloomington. See link below.

“We are looking forward to hearing from residents and gathering ideas to create the individual park plans,” Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Renae Clark said. “Collaboration with the community is expected to begin in summer 2022.”

Following the planning process, Bryant Park and Tretbaugh Park are anticipated to be the first renovation projects scheduled to begin in 2023. To learn more and to provide input, visit For questions, call 952-563-8877.