Located on the north side of Switchyard Park, and accessible via the B-Line Trail and the Switchyard Park parking lot on West Grimes Lane, Switchyard Park Community Garden is a place for members of the public to try their hands at organic gardening in rented raised beds. Garden tools, other amenities, and education opportunities are available to gardeners as well.

Plots are available for use starting in mid-April.

  • Hours of Operation

    Dawn to dusk, April through October.

  • Registration and Garden Plot Rental

    All plots at Switchyard Park are currently reserved. Please sign up on our waitlist and we will contact you should a plot that meets your specifications become available. The waitlist is good for the 2024 season only.

  • Financial Assistance

    To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the Bloomington community, financial assistance is available for those in need to help cover garden plot rental fees. For more information or to receive an application, call the Parks and Recreation office at (812) 349-3700.

  • Accessibility

    All 39 organic raised garden beds at Switchyard Park are wheelchair accessible.

  • Sponsorships and Donations

    The Community Gardening program benefits from generous donations from corporations, businesses, groups and individuals in the form of seeds, plants, tools, soil amendments and other supplies, which allow us to keep our gardening opportunities affordable to all. There are a number of opportunities to become a donor to or sponsor of the Community Gardening program. Sponsorships or donations are accepted throughout the year. For more information about making a sponsorship or donation to the City’s community gardens, contact Sarah Mullin at (812) 349-3704 or email communitygardens@bloomington.in.gov.

  • Attachments

    Switchyard Park Community Gardens Plot Map.pdf

Registration Code 2022 Plot Rental Fee Plot Description
165203-A $40/in-city
Organic Raised Bed
approx. 24-32 sq. ft.