Monroe County, Indiana

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Parks & Recreation

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners issued a Modified Emergency Declaration for Monroe County beginning on May 18th due to the threat posed by COVID-19.  The Modified Emergency Declaration is expected to be in effect for at least two weeks.

Monroe County Government’s primary concern is the safety and health of program participants and park users. With that in mind, all County parks will be temporarily closed until further notice.

If you need shelter rental information, please leave a message at: 812-349-2800 or

The Limestone Greenway, Karst Farm Greenway, and Bloomington trails are OPEN for public use. We recommend the public go outside and take a walk on the greenways, trails, & sidewalks.  Remember to keep 6’ away from other walkers.

Parks & Facilities that are temporarily closed:  Karst Farm Park, Karst Athletic Complex, Karst Dog Park, Flatwoods Park, Flatwoods Drone Zone, Jackson Creek Park, Will Detmer Park, & Detmer Gardens.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.

– Monroe County Parks and Recreation 


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The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department exists to provide quality parks, recreation and educational programs, promote appreciation of environmental and cultural resources, and preserve green space.

Visit our Official Websites

For more information on Monroe County Parks (Karst Farm Park, Flatwoods Park, Will Detmer Park, and Jackson Creek Park), shelter and garden plot reservations, recreational programs, and athletic schedules please view our website at:

Monroe County Parks and Recreation Foundation

The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports youth scholarships and park improvements.  Your contribution will assure future generations the opportunity to enjoy a vibrant county park system. Call Kelli at (812) 349-2800 to see how your donation can be put to work.

2020 Parks and Recreation Board Members and Officers

  • Evelyn Harrell, President
  • Joe Goss, Vice President
  • Amy Thompson, Treasurer
  • Dr. Carolyn VandeWiele
  • Kevin Dogan
  • Phil Cornwell
  • Carol Walter
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Kelli Witmer,
Showers Building North
501 N Morton St
Suite 100
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2800
  • Fax: (812) 349-2899
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  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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