The City of Bloomington, IN - Office of the Mayor has received the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) Community Placemaking Award for the development of Switchyard Park - City of Bloomington, IN. The award was recently announced during the 2021 Aim Ideas Summit.
The award recognizes the transformation of the former railroad yard into a community asset that has attracted thousands of visitors and several new investors to the south side of Bloomington. Using community engagement and master planning, the City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation worked with REA to lead the process of revitalizing the formerly industrial 65-acre site into the City’s most ambitious park project to date. Switchyard Park is traversed by the B-Line Trail and features a pavilion, spray pad, dog park, performance stage and amphitheater, community gardens, pickleball and bocce ball courts, and many more amenities.