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  Photo: Staff and Commissioners Accept Distinguished Accredited Agency Award Front row, left to right: Chelsea Norton, Commissioner Jane Solon, Cindy Harvey, Tammy Hoggatt. Back row, left to right: Dan Olson, Joe DeLuce, Commissioner Craig Hays, Commisioner Tim McMahon, Commisioner Kevin Miller. Champaign, IL – – The Champaign Park District has been recognized as an […] Continue Reading

3 Ways to Prevail this Winter

The Champaign Park District maintains over 700 acres of land in Champaign. With 61 parks & 14 facilities – it seems difficult to imagine one forgetting about the abundant opportunities available. It happens though, or perhaps is overlooked, throughout the daily chaos that life in the 21st century brings. This winter, don’t let the cold […] Continue Reading

Hidden Gem: Parents’ Night Out

Have you been dreaming of some alone time? A few hours on the town, kid-free? Time to do some shopping, go see a movie, or even a night in without distraction?   Champaign Park District has you covered! Our Parents’ Nights Out will keep you kids have your kids running, and engaged with our highly […] Continue Reading

Musings of a Horticulturist in Winter

Here in the Horticulture Department, our evaluations of last year’s gardens are tucked away, and the process of designing and ordering and scheduling next year’s show of 86,000+ annual flowers is in full force.  In the midst of looking forward to the pulsing greens and rainbow spectacle of next summer’s colors, I always remind myself […] Continue Reading

Holiday Blitz: 12 Events in 15 Days!

Meet Santa Claus at the Virginia Theatre! Wednesday, December 6   |  5:00-7:00 pm Virginia Theatre All Ages (must be accompanied by an adult) – FREE! Santa Claus is coming to town! The Champaign Center Partnership is excited to join the Champaign Park District in welcoming Jolly Old St. Nick to downtown Champaign’s Virginia Theatre. Visit with […] Continue Reading

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

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