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Twin Lakes Sports Park

Area

Description

Twin Lakes Sports Park (58.6 acres) is located at 2350 W Bloomfield RD near the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. This park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has hosted national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for the past 15 years. Twin Lakes Sports Park is a beautiful site that looks even more impressive at night, when all four ball fields are lighted up and filled with players and their cheering sections.

For information about reserving Twin Lakes Sports Park (4, 300' fenced fields with lights) for your next softball tournament, contact Scott Pedersen at 812.349.3774.

Amenities: Four softball fields (lighted, 300' fences), playground between fields 3 and 4, open when fields are in play; picnic tables, drinking fountains, restrooms (open seasonally).

Trail: Loop trail (7/10 mile wood chip/natural surface, and paved) circles the park

Parking Areas: Parking for 300 vehicles

Accessibility: Designated parking spaces

Report a problem at Twin Lakes Sports Park here.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Park Property Rules

Allowed Activities
Walking
Trail Running
Running
Birdwatching
Hiking
Good For
Families
Dogs
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 lot.

Twin Lakes Recreation Center

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center and COVID-19

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has put safety measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot guarantee you or members of your family will not contract an illness. By participating in activities at or entering Twin Lakes Recreation Center, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection, and resulting illness or death.

Please do your part!

  • If you are sick, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.
  • The use of face masks is strongly recommended.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often; cough or sneeze into your elbow; avoid touching your face.

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is open, with the following COVID-19 safety measures in place:

  • No cash transactions; please bring a card to pay day use fees, membership renewals, etc.
  • Locker rooms and showers are closed. Restroom facilities on the main level are open.
  • Water fountains are not available for use.
  • Group exercise classes are offered online only.
  • Track on the upper level is designated for runners only. Walkers please use the designated area on Courts 1, 2, and 3 to aid with physical distancing.
  • Staff disinfects high-contact surfaces regularly.
  • Movable benches are spaced at least 6' apart.
  • Member entry gate is propped open to avoid surface contact.
  • Courts 4 and 5 are open for informal use, limit one person per half court. Rentals are available for structured team practices with stringent safety protocols.
  • Turf available for rental for skill development only. Limit four participants per half field.

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center has five hardwood courts and an indoor turf field. We are home to Bloomington's largest youth basketball league and to Bloomington Soccer indoor soccer leagues and classes. TLRC members have access to unlimited free fitness classes, an expanded weight room with machines and free weights, a cardio studio, and two group exercise studios. The TLRC also offers a 1/5-mile elevated, rubberized track and personal training services.

Hours of Operation, Sept. 1-May 31:Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hours of Operation, June 1-Aug. 31:Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

History of Twin Lakes Sports Park

Twin Lakes Sports Park was not always Bloomington's premier softball tournament destination! A reservoir was built on the property in 1892, where the ballfields now sit. It was known as "Upper Twin Lake." Upper Twin Lake and Lower Twin Lake, built in 1905 just across Bloomfield Road, were temporary water supplies for the city.

Deed records show that 13 acres of property were purchased from Otis Huff and Myrtle Huff in 1922, but the park is not mentioned again in meetings of the Board of Park Commissioners until the early 1970s. The Rotary Club in 1972 took on the "Twin Lake Area" as a community project, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was asked to manage the lake by cleaning it up and restocking it for fishing. "Twin Lake" was renamed "Rotary Community Park" in 1973, but it is not known exactly what the Rotarians did in the park area surrounding the lake.

A letter to the Board of Park Commissioners dated March 16, 1979 stated the area known as "Rotary Park" had not been associated with the Rotary Club for some time, and the Rotary Club would no longer provide financial or physical support. Eventually, the lake was drained and development of the Twin Lakes Sports Park began in 1990.

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first Amateur Softball Association national softball tournament in 1993 when Twin Lakes Sports Park officially opened.