City Offers Waivers Of Pool Admission Fees for Qualified Bloomington Residents

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for fee waivers for admission to Bryan Park and Mills Pool for the summer 2019 season.

Any individual or family residing inside Bloomington city limits who feel that a fee for admission to Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool would be discriminatory due to financial hardship may request a waiver of pool admission fees. Fee waivers are available to those city residents whose annual income meets the Federal Office of Management and Budget’s guidelines of 150 percent of the poverty level.
Fee waiver applications must be made in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office inside City Hall during regular office hours of 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.
However, the Parks and Recreation Department is holding two special fee waiver application evenings at the Banneker Community Center, 930 W. Seventh St., next week for the convenience of working families.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff will be at Banneker May 8 and 9 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. to accept pool admission fee waiver applications. Applications may be picked up at the Banneker Community Center in advance, so applicants have time to fill out the form and collect the required documentation.
Fee waiver application requirements:
A $5 application fee, due at the time the application is submitted.
Proof of income for each adult income earner in the household (e.g. 2018 tax return, current month’s pay stubs, or assistance program statements that show current benefit amounts).
NOTARIZED citizen/qualified alien status affidavit (form is available at
Proof of city residency (e.g. current water, electric, cable or internet bill; current lease or mortgage statement; verification from a residential community such as the Bloomington Housing Authority showing city residency.
Applicants are notified within two weeks of the status of the pool admission fee waiver application.
“We recognize the importance of ensuring our publicly owned and managed facilities are as open, welcoming, and inclusive as possible for those who live in our community,” said Paula McDevitt, Parks and Recreation Department administrator. “We hope these two blocks of time on weekday evenings to apply for a pool fee waiver provides opportunities for those who aren’t able to make it downtown during regular business hours.”
Detailed information about the required documentation and application forms may be downloaded from the Bloomington Parks and Recreation website at Paper copies of the application form and affidavit may also be picked up at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250 inside City Hall, and at the Banneker Community Center.
For more information about pool admission fee waiver applications, call Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 812-349-3700.