≡ Menu

Behind the Scenes: Lion King, Jr.

The African Savanna is heading your way at the Virginia Theatre, and you won’t want to miss this walk on the wild side! The Youth Theatre Program has worked hard to bring you the magic in their production of Lion King, Jr. Read on for the behind-the-scenes info. 1. Over 100 masks and animals have […] Continue Reading

Celebrating Black History Month

This month, we are embracing Black History Month and taking the opportunity to celebrate the influence the Black community provides to Champaign. Frederick Douglass tribute We are so proud of Douglass Park’s history and how it has grown into the space it is today. Since the 1930s, the park space has served the African American […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

If you are looking for the perfect way to show your love this Valentine’s Day, look no further than this list! We love to celebrate love in all its lengths, shapes, and styles.   1. Tango for Two. Surprise your favorite person with a dance lesson. We are hosting a Valentine’s Day Tango introductory class […] Continue Reading

Douglass Park History & Frederick Douglass

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to talk about Frederick Douglass – the inspiring namesake of Douglass Park, Douglass Community Center, Douglass Annex, Douglass Branch Library, and a public art piece in Douglass Park.   Frederick Douglass (1818-95) was a prominent American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at age […] Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Visit Our JOB FAIR

We’re hiring! Drop in to Douglass Annex to explore Champaign Park District opportunities for you. Read 5 reasons why the Job Fair is the perfect place to start the process. 1. We hire 400+ people in 43 positions. Whether you’re looking for a first-time job or want to put your specialized skills to use, our […] Continue Reading

8 Tips to Throwing a Party with CPD

♫♪We like, we like to party! ♫♪ And we want to party with YOU! There are a few things you probably didn’t realize that we offer. Get 8 reasons why CPD is the perfect place for party rentals and see what you’ve been missing! 1. Focus on the celebration and fun, not the cost with our affordable […] Continue Reading

5 Reasons You Need a Leonhard Membership

Over the last two years, Leonhard Recreation Center has quickly become a local favorite in our community. Our newest building houses so many accessible amenities. Read below to see why you should join our family of members today. 1. Affordable Membership—Our annual prices make us an unbelievably affordable option (see price table below). Individuals can purchase […] Continue Reading

2016 Year in Review with Champaign Park District

We have so many amazing memories! Thank you for making this year so special.  

6 Reasons The CHORALE is the Perfect NYE Event

The CHORALE is immersed in talent, sense of community, and keeping alive history’s best musical features and entertainment. Their Annual New Year’s Eve Concert is just around the bend, and we’ve collected the inside scoop about their performance. 1. A tradition 25 years in the making. In 1991, The CHORALE held its first New Year’s […] Continue Reading

Translate »