Bloomington is a great place to live, work, and have fun. As the community grows, investments are being made in amenities that bring people together and improve quality of life.
Two years of resident input helped the City develop the long-term Bloomington Forward investment plan to support three major community projects for better health, wellness, athletics and recreation. In November 2023, Bloomington voters approved a half-percent local sales tax to finance $155 million in bonds to pay for modernization of Bloomington Ice Garden, a new Community Health and Wellness Center to replace Creekside Community Center and the Bloomington Public Health building, and restoration and improvements in the Nine Mile Creek corridor and Central/Moir Park.
The Nine Mile Creek Corridor Renewal project includes stream, bankside, woodland and wetland restoration, invasive species prevention, trail enhancements, ADA accessibility improvements, new outdoor gathering space with restrooms, new playground and park shelter building at Moir Park, and possible boardwalk to the Minnesota River.