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Parks and Recreation Department

Are you passionate about Bloomington's parks, trails, green spaces, creative and performing arts, and recreation facilities, programs and events?  If so, we encourage you to consider applying for a seat on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC).  Make a difference in your community in 2021! Visit to learn more about PARC, or go directly to the application form at Application deadline is January 24, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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

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

Featured programs and services

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.