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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

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

Pollinators: Science, Environmentalism, Community and Beauty

Can’t get enough of that pollinator stuff! Anyone that wants to be involved in the Monarch Butterfly movement should join us for a fun, family friendly event July 9 in downtown Champaign. Bring the family to learn about pollinators and the importance of butterflies. Attending this event will ensure a better understanding of the jobs of […] Continue Reading

Insider Experience with Jordan: Teen Summer Camps

A former teen camp participant, and current Marketing Department staffer through Unit 4’s YES Program, wanted to share his experience and encourage teens to make the most of their summer. See what he shared with us! Hi, my name is Jordan. I would rather go to the Champaign Park District Teen Camp than stay at […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend

Dad? Pop? Pappy? Whatever you call the father in your life, Champaign Park District is the place to celebrate together! See our list below for 5 ideas, all under $10, and give fun this Father’s Day. 1. Fishing and Canoeing at Kaufman Lake | Free! Families have been creating memories at Kaufman Lake for over 50 years! […] Continue Reading

Parks & Rec Month Celebration

Celebrate Parks and Rec Month throughout July! Champaign and Urbana work together in many ways including bringing the FUN! July is National Parks & Rec Month and we’re teaming up to show you the many opportunities offered in your community. Discover the power of play and adventure by visiting local parks throughout July. Learn more […] Continue Reading

Hidden Gem: Summer Sports Camp

We’re offering a NEW opportunity for kids to learn and test out new sports in our Summer Youth Sports Camp. It’s the perfect chance for them to open their horizons and sample a huge selection of sports. 1. Dive into the Unknown. Badminton, Spike Ball, Bocce—the new wave of sports is here, and we’re ready […] Continue Reading

The Plymire Irises : Gardening is Sharing

We continue our springtime series on gardening and horticulture with Randy Hauser, Horticulture and Natural Areas Supervisor and a happy tale of giving. In the late summer of 2015, I answered a phone message from a Champaign resident named Bill Plymire.  It had something to do with irises, and in my role as CPD’s horticultural […] Continue Reading

101 Days : 1 Sholem Pool Pass

Hello sunshine! Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to grab your sunscreen and hit the pool!  Here’s our top five reasons why a season pass makes you a Sholem VIP: 1. Low Cost A family pool pass for four pays for itself in fewer than 9 visits!  With that kind of a bargain, you’ll want […] Continue Reading

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