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Winnie the Pooh: Costume Sneak Peek

Our latest Youth Theatre performance is this weekend! If you havenn’t been convinced yet at the thought of 2nd-4th graders banding together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin, these costumes will definitely help!   We have authentic Winnie the Pooh and Friends costumes! Can you spot them all? The Owl and Rabbit (not pictured) costumes were handmade.Our […] Continue Reading

Photo Blog: Bug Hunt

Research shows that being outdoors not only reduces stress, it also makes us happier! We have a multitude of natural areas that provide many opportunities for you to get out and get happy.  Natural areas can be found in Heritage Park, Scott Park, Porter Family Park, and Sunset Ridge Park. These parks feature plant life […] Continue Reading

Punt, Pass, & Kick 2017 Competition

Register Online Now >>   FREE to girls and boys, ages 6 – 13 Separate age groups and categories for girls and boys Saturday, September 23 | 9am – Noon Zahnd Park   Here’s your chance to show off your football skills. Participants compete for distance and accuracy in punting, passing, and kicking. The Champaign Park […] Continue Reading

9 Affordable Labor Day Weekend Plans

(Swim)Suit Up. Take a dip into Sholem with half-price admission all weekend long! We are open Saturday through Monday from 11a-7p. Check the details HERE. Sing-a-Long & Sven. Kids and kids at heart can come sing your hearts out at the Frozen Sing-a-Long. Take a photo with our props, pose next to Anna and Elsa, and […] Continue Reading

Staff Picks & Hot Tips for Taste of Champaign-Urbana

Each year, Champaign Park District staff work countless hours prepping and running the Taste of Champaign-Urbana. During that time, we get to try out a lot of great food! See below to find out what a few of us are excited for this year, then read on for some helpful festival tips.   Staff Picks […] Continue Reading

CU Days is HERE!

Friday, August 11 ● 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, August 12 ● 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Douglass Park CU Days is steeped in tradition and celebrated by everyone! Food, inflatables and games, and activities for seniors and kids alike, you’ll feel welcome throughout this community event. Enjoy tons of party vibes, and learn more […] Continue Reading

6 Ways to Volunteer at Taste of CU!

Did you know that there are over 1 billion volunteers globally? Want to be a part of that exclusive group of people giving back to their communities? Well look no further! The Champaign Park District always has opportunities to give back and strengthen your community. Particularly in the summertime, we are chock full of opportunities […] Continue Reading

Park Planning 101 with Jordan + Hessel Park Renovations!

Current Marketing Department staffer, through Unit 4’s YES Program, wanted to share what he learned from our Park Planners. Read on to see how our Park Planners work!    Have you ever thought about where we get our park ideas? Here at the Champaign Park District, we get our park ideas from all over. We […] Continue Reading

11 NEW Fall Programs

We are anticipating the falling leaves, the crisp air, and the smell of cocoa as we head into Fall. Are you ready for outdoor fests, holiday preparations, and family celebrations? We have nearly a dozen new programs ready to kick of the new season!   Cultural Arts   The Themes of Fall | September 9 […] Continue Reading

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