Will Detmer Park

Will Detmer Park is the newest park in the county park system and will one day be a trailhead for the Karst Greenway Trail, which will link it to Karst Farm Park. It has a shelter, playground, basketball court, and bike repair station, in addition to fenced garden plots and raised beds that may be rented. A paved trail with gentle grading loops around a half acre pond and the picnic area.

Shelter Rental

Will Detmer Park ShelterThe shelter at Will Detmer Park seats 80 under roof and is equipped with 3 grills, multiple outlets, 8 picnic tables, near playground, and basketball court.
This Shelter is divided into Shelter #1A and Shelter #1B. It can be rented as 1/2 Group Shelter or both halves can be rented.

Reserve a Shelter


Please call the office at (812) 349-2800 to obtain the Key Code which will allow entry into the Gardens.

Please continue weeding and maintaining your plot, including the pathways. You may turn in your plot if you find you are unable to do this.
Raised beds and Year-round Plots may be used until Dec. 31. The Seasonal Plots may be tilled any time after Oct. 31, so please remove any stakes, cages, or other items by that date. Pull plants and place them in the compost bins.
You may renew your rental contract for the same plots or raised beds (limit 4) between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. You may rent different plots starting January 1 (limit 4).
We hope you have had a pleasant and productive gardening season. Suggestions for improving the garden program are always welcome.

Garden Questions Contact:

Cathy Meyer
Monroe County Parks and Recreation
501 N. Morton Street Suite 100
Bloomington, IN 47404

Reserve A Garden Plot Online


Type of Garden *Allotted Season Size Fee
Raised Bed: half 4 per gardener Jan. 1st – Dec. 31st 4′ x 8′ $25
Year-Round Plot 4 per gardener Jan. 1st – Dec. 31st 10′ x 10′ $25
Seasonal Plot 4 per gardener April 15th – Oct. 31st 10′ x 10′ $25
*With approval of Garden Manager, a gardener may rent additional plots/beds over the allotted number after May 1. Please go online after May 1st to rent additional plots/beds.

View or Print Garden Forms

Map of Will Detmer Park Gardens

Organic Gardening Guidelines

Will Detmer Organic Garden Registration Form

Will Detmer Organic Garden Agreement

Will Detmer Pond

Will Detmer Park features a beautiful pond with a pier for fishing.


Map of Will Detmer Park
Map of Will Detmer Park

Will Detmer Park is located at 4140 W Vernal Pike, Bloomington IN 47404.