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Airport Park

3010 Winchester Drive
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7 acre park adjacent to Central Illinois Regional Airport in eastern Bloomington. New playground constructed in 2008. basketball drinking fountain football picnic tables/shelter playground equipment shelter soccer softball/baseball 7 acres...  MORE »

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Alton Depot Park

101 S. Western Avenue
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Alton Depot Park 1/3 acre park in west central Bloomington. The park transitions into Constitution Trail and is named after an old railroad...  MORE »

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Anderson Park

100 S Maple St
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Ball Diamond, Tennis, Basketball, Paved Trail...  MORE »

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Angler’s Lake Nature Preserve

1017 S. Mercer Street
Bloomington   |  
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11 acre natural area exhibiting native Illinois forest and prairie ecosystems. fishing nature area trail access 11 acres...  MORE »

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Atwood Wayside

303 North Robinson
Bloomington   |  
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Trail head for Constitution Trail highlighted by a unique railroad station style shelter. dog fountain drinking fountain picnic tables/shelter shelter trail access...  MORE »

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Bittner Park

3807 Rave Road
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11 acre park in named after former Bloomington Mayor Walt Bittner. The park is dotted with native Illinois prairie plantings. basketball drinking fountain football picnic tables playground...  MORE »

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Brookridge Park

2904 Ireland Grove Road
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9.4 acre park in southeast Bloomington. Cricket is popular game commonly played here. basketball drinking fountain football grills picnic tables playground equipment shelter soccer 9.4 acres...  MORE »

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Buck-Mann Park

116 Weldon Street
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.9 acre park in west Bloomington highlighted by mature trees. drinking fountain playground equipment 0.9 acres...  MORE »

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Carden Park

1300 E. Raab Road
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Picnic Shelters, Playground, Basketball, Soccer, Paved Trail, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Clearwater Park

2716 Clearwater Drive
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12.5 acre park in northeast Bloomington. The basin perimeter is planted with native Illinois prairie grasses. Trees lined main sidewalk flowers nicely...  MORE »

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Comlara Park

13001 Recreation Area Dr
Hudson   |  
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Eagle Crest Park

2506 Chesapeake Lane
Bloomington   |  
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6 acre park in northeastern Bloomington. basketball drinking fountain playground equipment softball/baseball 6 acres...  MORE »

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Eagle View Park

4001 Baywood Road
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14.5 acre park in north east Bloomington. basketball drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment shelter softball/baseball cricket 14.5 acres...  MORE »

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East Detention Basin

205 Park Drag Lane
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Playground, Soccer...  MORE »

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Emerson Park

717 Bell Street
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2.4 acre park in central Bloomington. The main walkway of the park is lighted nicely in the evening. picnic tables playground equipment 2.4 acres...  MORE »

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Evergreen Park

1205 Forrest Street
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1 acre park in west Bloomington. drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment 1 acre...  MORE »

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Ewing Park 1

1420 Towanda Avenue
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6.2 acre park located next to historic Ewing Castle in central Bloomington. Mature, native trees provide an excellent shaded area in the...  MORE »

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Ewing Park 2

1001 Ethell Parkway
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10.3 acre park connected to Ewing 1. Highlighted by natural meadow area and entrance into Hedge Apple Woods Natural Area. drinking fountain football nature area picnic...  MORE »

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Ewing Park 3

901 Jersey Avenue
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25.6 acre park. The three Ewing Parks together proved over 40 acres of continuous green space in central Bloomington. Home of Winterhill...  MORE »

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Fairview Park

801 N. Main Street
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Ball Diamond, Tennis, Soccer, Skate Park, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Fell Avenue Park

1301 Fell Avenue
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.9 acre park in historic section of Bloomington. Named after Bloomington founder Jesse Fell. basketball drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment shelter 0.9 acres...  MORE »

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Fell Park

300 E. Willow Street
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Picnic Shelter, Playground, Ball Diamond, Basketball, Horseshoe Pits...  MORE »

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Forrest Park

1813 Springfield Road
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20.2 acre park populated with large, mature oak and hickory trees. New playground in 2005. Four shelters within this park. drinking fountain fire rings grills nature...  MORE »

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Franklin Park

302 East Chestnut
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4.8 acre park registered as a National Historic Site. Large maples trees highlight this park across from the home of Adlai Stevenson...  MORE »

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Fransen Nature Area

721 E. Raab Road
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Fishing, Paved Trail, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Friends of the Constitution Trail

Friends of the Constitution Trail is a group which works for expansion and beautification of the trail. Through membership dues, donations and...  MORE »

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Friendship Park

719 West Jefferson Street
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.2 acre park located in western Bloomington. picnic tables playground equipment shelter 0.2 acres...  MORE »

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Friendship Park & Pavilion

702 Trimmer Drive
Hudson   |  
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Friendship Park is located at 702 Trimmer Drive in the northeast corner of Hudson. This quaint little park is nestled within...  MORE »

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Gaelic Park

3102 Cave Creek Road
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An 11.5 acre neighborhood park which was dedicated in June 2012. basketball drinking fountain fishing nature area playground equipment shelter soccer softball/baseball trail access walking path 11.5 acres...  MORE »

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Hazy Hills Golf Course

25258 N 1350 East Rd
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Hidden Creek Nature Area

100 West Sycamore Street
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Paved Trail, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Highland Park Golf Course

1613 South Main Street
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The City of Bloomington's first venture into the golf business was Highland Park Golf Course. Built in the 1930's, this golf course...  MORE »

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Holiday Park

800 South McGregor Street
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13.1 acre park with pool and lake. Pool and park remolded in 2007. classes and camps fishing grills nature area picnic tables playground equipment shelter swimming pool walking path 13.1 acres...  MORE »

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Ironwood Park

1900 North Linden Street
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Picnic Shelters, Playground, Ball Diamond, Tennis, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Kelly Detention Basin

1000 Henry Street
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Picnic Tables...  MORE »

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Marie Litta Park

317 South Gridley
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.2 acre park in historic Dimmit's Grove neighborhood. Next to Bloomington Public Library. drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment shelter 0.2 acres...  MORE »

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park

210 N. Towanda Avenue
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Picnic Shelter, Playground, Soccer...  MORE »

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Maxwell Park

307 North Parkside Road
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Ball Diamond, Tennis, Basketball, Horseshoe Court, Disc Golf Course, Dog Park...  MORE »

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McGraw Park

3202 Cornelius Drive
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30 acre parked named for former Bloomington Mayor Bob McGraw. Boardwalk passes large fountain and rose garden. Phase I opened in 2005....  MORE »

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Memorial Park & Pavilion

209 Front Street
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Veterans Memorial Park is located at 209 Front Street near the downtown area. This park is dedicated to those whom served...  MORE »

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Miller Park

1020 South Morris Avenue
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67.6 acres park is Bloomington's first public park. Park is home of Miller Park Zoo. Memorials honor veterans of the Civil War,...  MORE »

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Northpoint School Park

2602 East College
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20 acre park adjacent to Northpoint School. basketball drinking fountain football picnic tables playground equipment shelter softball/baseball 20 acres...  MORE »

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O'Neil Park

1515 West Chestnut Street.
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18.7 acre park with pool in west Bloomington. Skate park completed in 2008. Lighted softball, baseball and tennis courts. basketball drinking fountain football grills picnic tables playground equipment restrooms shelter skate...  MORE »

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Oakland School Park

1605 East Oakland
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15 acre park adjacent to Oakland School. basketball playground equipment softball/baseball 15 acres...  MORE »

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One Normal Plaza

1000 Beech St.
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Ball Diamond, Football, Soccer, In-Line Hockey Rink...  MORE »

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Pepperidge Park

2502 Fox Creek Road
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31 acre park adjacent to Pepperidge School with 2 lighted softball fields. drinking fountain football picnic tables playground equipment shelter soccer softball/baseball 31 acres...  MORE »

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PJ Irvin Park

1601 McKay Drive
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16 acre park with mature trees and native Illinois prairie area. 18 hole frisbee golf course opened 2007. frisbee golf nature area picnic tables playground equipment shelter soccer 16...  MORE »

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Prairie Vista Golf Course

502 W Hamilton Rd
Bloomington   |  
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The City of Bloomington opened the Roger Packard-designed Prairie Vista Golf Course on May 17, 1991. The course, which is an American...  MORE »

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Rollingbrook Park

1002 South Hershey
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14.7 acre park in east Bloomington. Park highlighted by lighted tennis courts and roller hockey rink. basketball drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment roller hockey shelter soccer softball/baseball tennis courts trail access 14.7...  MORE »

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Rosa Parks Commons

105 East Raab Road
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Picnic Shelter, Playground,Soccer, Paved Trail, access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Safety Town

1300 East Raab Road
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The exciting and unique Safety Town is located next to Prairieland Elementary School in Carden Park behind Fire Station #3 along Raab...  MORE »

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Savannah Green Park

1010 Bull Street
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Picnic Shelter, Playground, Basketball...  MORE »

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Shepard Park

750 Hershey Road
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Ball Diamonds, Basketball, Dog Park...  MORE »

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Stevenson School Park

2106 Arrowhead
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9.6 acre park adjacent to Stevenson School. Lighted tennis courts and new playground opened 2009. drinking fountain picnic tables playground equipment shelter softball/baseball tennis courts 9.6 acres...  MORE »

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Suburban East Park

3011 Lisa Drive
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3.2 acre park in east Bloomington. basketball drinking fountain football picnic tables playground equipment shelter soccer softball/baseball 3.2 acres...  MORE »

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Sunnyside Park

407 East Erickson
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2.1 acre park in west Bloomington. playground equipment softball/baseball 2.1 acres...  MORE »

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The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course

3002 Fox Creek Rd
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The Den at Fox Creek became the City of Bloomington's third golf course when it opened on August 1, 1997. This Arnold...  MORE »

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Tipton Park

2201 Stone Mountain Boulevard
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50 acre linear park that is over 85 percent natural area of native Illinois prairie. One lake and small pond provide fishing....  MORE »

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Underwood Park

214 Jersey Avenue
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Restrooms, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Tennis, Basketball, Access to Constitution Trail...  MORE »

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Waller Park & Pavilion

Pearl Street
Hudson   |  
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The largest of Hudson's parks is Waller Park, which gets it's namesake from former Village of Hudson Mayor William "Bill" Waller. Waller...  MORE »

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White Oak Park

1514 North Cottage
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75.4 acre park is Bloomington's largest park. Lake was formerly a gravel pit and is a popular fishing location. A 1 mile...  MORE »

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Withers Park

204 East Washington
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.5 acre park in Downtown Bloomington is home of the Wednesday Concerts in the Park concerts in the summer. picnic tables/shelter 0.5 acres...  MORE »

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