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December News 18

December News   The holidays bring along perfect opportunities to celebrate! Kids can join in our many holiday special events, including Holiday in Whoville, Meet Santa Claus at the Virginia Theatre, and Calls from Santa. More Info  >>   On Dec 7 at Bach’s Lunch Concert, Guido Sanchez-Portuquez will keep you moving through the lunch hour with classic guitar […] Continue Reading

The Season of Thanks: Turning Lemons into…Trees?

It all started with a Lemonade Stand. You know—the ones that happen on those idyllic summer days that you can’t help but stop for and watch the face of a little one brighten up as they pour you a glass of refreshing lemonade. Now, my lemonade stands always ended up with gathering up my hard […] Continue Reading

Facility Holiday Hours 18/19

Plan ahead this holiday season and know which of our facilities are closed and when. Click the image below for an enlarged, printable calendar!

Sholem Aquatic Center Receives PLATINUM Award

The Champaign Park District’s Sholem Aquatic Center has been awarded the prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for its high level of achievement during the 2018 swim season. Earning this award demonstrates that the Sholem Aquatic Center staff consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence, awarded to only the top 16% […] Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS

Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney’s charming stage adaptation of the animated classic motion picture! Based on the beloved Disney animated film and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. Over half of the cast is performing for the […] Continue Reading

6 Ways to Volunteer at Taste of CU!

As the summer winds down, we are just getting started at Champaign Park District! Looking for a way to spend a few more hours outside? Wanting to give back at the same time?  The Taste of Champaign-Urbana is just around the corner!   Check out all the ways you can volunteer and be first in […] Continue Reading

5 Quick Facts: Mary Poppins JR.

Mary Poppins JR. hits the stage July 19! We’ve got 5 quick facts to get you even more excited!     These 63 actors are in 5th-8th grade, and most are veterans who are growing in our Youth Theatre Program! This collection of actors come from 24 area schools, and is truly a community theatre. […] Continue Reading

Meeting the Artist: Marilynn Dean Cleveland

“My art is a way for me to release my feelings from within, that frees my spirit to express words that can’t be spoken.” Marilynn Dean Cleveland is the currently featured artist at Springer Cultural Center. My Soul Doesn’t Cast a Shadow tells Cleveland’s stories through color, lines, tones, and textures.  Cleveland is a unique […] Continue Reading

5 Ways Sholem Pool Passes Upgrade Your Summer

We’ve perfected our summer recipe: Sunshine, Sunscreen, & Swimsuits. Directions: Just Add Water. Here’s our top five reasons why a season pass to Sholem Aquatic Center should be on your spring shopping list. Take advantage of lower prices now through April 30! 1. Low cost, all summer long:  It only takes 8 visits for a family […] Continue Reading

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