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Bucket List Challenge

We are kicking off a challenge built just for you. Get out to each playground now through the end of September 2017, check them off as you go, and be entered to win a prize! Will you accept the challenge? Start out by grabbing the Bucket List Challenge brochure (available at all facilities starting April […] Continue Reading

Spring Break Camps–Join Today!

There’s still time! Get registered for Spring Break Camps! Spots are filling up fast for spring break programs. Join us for days of creativity and adventure. Don’t get stuck at home, come play!   Spring Break Camp Mar 16– Mar 24 K-5th graders Wondering what to do with your kids while they’re out of school? […] Continue Reading

Getting to Know The MOTH: Live

  Since 1999, The Moth Community Program has been teaching the craft of personal storytelling, providing people with the tools to share stories that dissolve stereotypes and bridge divides. See The MOTH: True Stories Told Live this Saturday, March 4 at The Virginia Theatre to be a part of the experience.   Our Host: Kate […] Continue Reading

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

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