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Park Ridge East Park

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Park Ridge East Park

Overview

Park Ridge East Park is a nice little park to kill an hour or two with the kids. The playground equipment was replaced in 2008. Although there are very nice tennis courts, a basketball court, and a softball field at the park, it's rare for more than a few people to be present at one time, mostly nearby residents. The park is a well-kept secret, but very accessible to anyone who regularly drives up or down Smith Road between Third Street and Tenth Street.

The park consists of 4.5 acres on Morningside Drive in the Park Ridge East subdivision.

Facilities

  • Basketball Goals: 1 court
  • Shelters: 1 small shelter with grill
  • Tennis Courts: 2 courts

The shelter house is not reservable.

History

Purchased from Bloomington Development Corporation in August, 1974.

Directions

From Mall Area: Take 3rd Street east to N. Park Ridge Road (across from the old Ryan's Steakhouse). Turn left on N. Park Ridge to Morningside Drive (just under 1/4 mile).

Or:

Take 3rd Street east to Smith Road. Turn left and take the first right onto Morningside Drive. Drive straight through the subdivision and you will see the park on the left.


Future Plans

add FiBar surfacing to playground
replace/relocate shelterhouse

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