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16 NEW Winter/Spring Programs

We’re always working to be creative, innovative, inclusive, and exciting. We invite you to try something NEW this winter! DRAWING, POTTERY, & PAINTING The Themes of Spring! Ages 6-11; 12-17 Using themes associated with spring (bunnies, birds, and budding flowers to name a few!) students will become familiar with the fundamentals of drawing and painting. […] Continue Reading

Facility Holiday Hours December 2017/January 2018

20+ Virginia Theatre Events this Winter

Virginia lights up the stage through the end of 2017! This winter at the Virginia Theatre, catch a variety of world class talent as well as delightful local and community productions. TAKING THE STAGE A perfect holiday surprise for the kids is in store at Shopkins Live! on Thursday, December 7.  Packed with show-stopping performances, cool […] Continue Reading

5 Halloween Happenings + Win a pair of Weird Al Yankovic tickets!

We have many Halloween haunts for you to visit this October. Float on by our awesome events to get you into the spooky season.   Halloween Costume Drive & Exchange Drive Saturday, October 21 | 10am – noon @ Douglass Community Center FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Did we mention this is free? No need to donate, just choose the […] Continue Reading

Quick Facts: 2 NEW Sculptures!

We love sharing art in our parks! Our partnership with Public Art League has brought new vibrancy to the community and we are so grateful. We have many beloved, long-time sculptures throughout Champaign and later this month, we’re installing 2 new pieces! Read on below to learn about some of our favorites. Coming Soon “Loop” […] Continue Reading

Bike Your Park Day!

Saturday, Sept 30, celebrate Bike Your Park Day! Explore your parks  by bicycle with thousands of others throughout the world on the same day.  Adventure Cycling association reports over 550 rides with more than 3,000 participants in 48 U.S. states, Washington DC, and several countries are already registered for the second annual Bike Your Park Day […] Continue Reading

Winnie the Pooh: Costume Sneak Peek

We have a new Youth Theatre performance this weekend that you won’t want to miss! If the thought of 2nd-4th graders banding together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin, hasn’t convinced you to join us, these costumes will!   We have authentic Winnie the Pooh and Friends costumes! Can you spot them all? The Owl and Rabbit […] 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

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