Rev Ernest D Butler Park
Rev Ernest D Butler Park (9.2 acres) is located at 812 W 9th St. at the intersection of West Ninth and North Fairview Streets.
Parking Areas: Limited spaces along Ninth street, or in small paved parking lots near the playground off N. Fairview street or off W Ninth near the community gardens. Bike racks are available near the parking lot.
Play Fields: large open green space, ball field, basketball court.
Also: Paved trails, restrooms, community garden, fitness equipment, playground, and (2) accessible shelter houses with picnic tables.
The Butler Park Playground will be closed starting in February 2021 for renovations.
Rules & Regulation
- Accessible restrooms with sharps container.
- Accessible water fountain.
- Accessible parking.
- Sidewalk to playground
- Woodchip substrate
- ramp to first level of playground structure.
- Paved path to one shelter with picnic tables and electric hookup.
- Paved access to B-Line trail and basketball court.
- Paved Story walk trail.
- Rubber composite surface at fitness station.
- Dirt & grass baseball field.
- Parking close to community garden
- Grass paths and some raised beds in community garden.
Amenities and Accessibility in Butler Park
Accessibility: Playground is accessible.
Parking: One small parking lot off Ninth Street, and one small parking lot off Fairview Street. On-street parking is also available.
Restrooms: Located along Ninth Street. Restrooms are accessible, and are open seasonally (April through October) and when there is a special event at Butler Park.
Drinking water: Drinking fountains are located near the restrooms, available seasonally (April through October)
Picnic Shelters: There are two small picnic shelters at Butler Park. Neither shelter is reservable. See a list of reservable shelters in Bloomington's city parks.
Baseball/softball field: Butler Park ballfield is available for rent seven days a week. The field has a 200' fence, is unlighted, and rents for $10/hour. For reservation information, call 812-349-3774. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office inside City Hall at 401 N. Morton St., Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Basketball courts: Basketball court with two goals along Ninth Street
Ninth Street Loop Trail: This looping trail borders the open spaces of Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park. A portion of the trail doubles as a sidewalk (4/10 mile). Fitness stations are located just off the trail, near the restroom building.
B-Line Trail: The 3.1-mile B-Line Trail intersects with Fairview Street just north of 10th Street.