A portion of the redesign plans. Courtesy image

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has revealed final designs for the Goat Farm Park remodel at 2000 E. Winslow Road. The park was incorporated in 2009 as a public greenspace and sports more native plant species than any other public park in Bloomington.

After the redesign, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2022, the updated park will feature additional seating, paved walkways, and new native plants in the native plant prairie, the park’s focal point.

New parking spaces—including accessible spaces—will be added near the roundabout on Winslow Road to increase access to the park. The barn and silo on site will also receive a new coat of paint.

Plans to redesign the park have been on the table since 2013 but were unable to be implemented until a 2020 donation from Sherman and Meredith Rogers. The Rogers family donated the property—which spans 33 acres—in 2007 with the stipulation that it would remain a public recreation space.

Learn more about the project here.