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Miller-Showers Park

Area

Description

Miller-Showers Park (9.1 acres) is located at 1500 N College Ave.

One of the discussions of the first City Park Board meeting in 1921 concerned the acquisition of this narrow strip of land. Originally the Jacob & Loretta Miller Homestead, it was purchased by the city in 1929 for $1. It contains two notable sculptures: "Axis" and "Red, Blond, Black, and Olive".

Miller-Showers Park was awarded a Community Enhancement Award in October 2004 by the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and was presented with an Outstanding Project Award by the Indiana Urban Forest Council in October 2005.

Miller-Showers Park, from 2001 - 2004, underwent a significant facelift that transformed the area from an often flooded and little-used strip of land to a state-of-the-art stormwater retention facility and beautiful gateway to the city of Bloomington. The Park's large holding ponds retain stormwater that drains from more than 170 acres of downtown Bloomington. A .6 mile accessible, multi-use trail circles the Park and allows views of the ponds and sculptures from all sides. A pier, pedestrian bridge, and interpretive signage complete the picture.

Report a problem at Miller-Showers Park here.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules

Allowed Activities
Birdwatching
Dog Walking
Walking
Running
Trail Running
Road Biking
Wildlife Watching
Rollerblading
Good For
Families
Dogs
Wheelchairs
Visually Impaired
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash
No Illegal Substances
No Campfires
No Camping
No Horses
No Motorized
Pack Out Dog Waste

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

  • Accessible parking
  • Paved walking path
  • Bench seating on paved surface