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Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department provides great parks, trails, facilities, programs and events for Bloomington residents of all ages. 

Bloomington Summer Experience 2021 Catalog

Experience summer in Bloomington as Parks and Recreation offers a variety of exciting, entertaining, educational, inclusive and competitive experiences for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Due to uncertainties regarding health and safety protocols and availability of partner resources, Camp Kota has been canceled for 2021. However, many other engaging youth programs remain scheduled. Click below to view the full Summer Experience catalog with details on programs, registration, and facilities for 2021.

 Parks and Rec Summer Catalog 2021

Featured programs, services and notices

Visit Three Rivers online for Hyland Greens golf information

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Bloomington City Council approved terms of a 3-year agreement for Three Rivers Park District to manage Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center beginning with the 2021 golf season. The driving range opened for the 2021 season on April 2 and the course will open soon. For course information and other details,  visit

2020 Award of Excellence

Meet Joe Rath, recipient of the 2020 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Award of Excellence.

Project P.L.A.Y. (Providing Leisure Activities for Youth) offers fun, engaging, active, imaginative and inclusive recreation opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities.

The Recreation Experience Center (REC Online) is your comprehensive online resource for fun, engaging, inclusive, and accessible activities that you can enjoy without leaving home! 

The Park System Master Plan process is underway and input from park users and residents is critical. Visit the project page for information and opportunities to engage and help guide the future of Bloomington's parks, trails, facilities, and programs.