Switchyard Park Wins 2024 Great Lakes Park, Facility, and Program Award

Switchyard Park was recognized with the 2024 Great Lakes Park, Facility, and Program Award by the Great Lakes Park Training Institute, celebrating its remarkable journey from an industrial railroad site to a regional gem. Through meticulous ecological restoration and innovative park design and programming, Switchyard Park has emerged as a transformative force, poised to enrich the environmental, social, and economic fabric of the community for generations to come. Cecil Penland of REA graciously accepted the award, emphasizing the collaborative effort that brought the park to fruition, “…a legacy project for both the City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation and REA, the park is truly worthy of this award that recognizes parks and facilities that are driven by community input, and are innovative and impactful."