Spend your holiday weekend with Champaign Park District! Friday Night Flix, Hessel Park Concert, Prairie Farm, Sholem Aquatic Center, the Freedom Celebration, and so much more to do starting July 1.
Click through the tabs below to learn all the ways you can #RecreateTogether this weekend.
Park Safety Reminders:
The lack of rain and high temperatures have caused the grass in parks to begin to go dormant as a protective measure.
Due to these conditions, please remember:
1. Firework use in parks is illegal
2. Do not pour used charcoal into grass or at the base of trees
3. Do not flick cigarettes into grassy areas
With the chance of rain throughout the weekend, what better time to become friends with our Rainout Line than now!? You can get emails & text alerts, download the free phone app, visit bit.ly/CPDRainoutLine >>, or call 217-805-4100!
What To Do This Weekend!
Friday, July 1, 2022
Hessel Park Tree Walk
The purpose of the brochure is to provide opportunities for area school children and residents to learn about trees in central Illinois, and through a partnership with the University of Illinois Extension, to provide residents with access to information about proper planting and care for featured trees.
Featured in this brochure are drawings provided by Jean Burridge, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, and descriptions of 36 of the more common species of trees that currently exist in Hessel Park.
Friday Night Flix at Hessel Park | Sing 2
Grab some popcorn and a blanket and join us under the stars for a Friday night flick every month during the summer with different and on-site food trucks to enjoy! Movies begin at dusk.
Time: Movie begins at dusk
Sponsored by: Smile Doctors >>
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Hessel Park Concert | Anika Emily
Enjoy music in Hessel Park this summer! Bring a picnic and set up to enjoy our local talent.
CUAS Family Skywatch
Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society, Inc. on Saturday, July 2 for an evening under the stars. At CUAS Family Skywatch, you can see the stars and planets through the largest public telescope in East Central Illinois.
All skywatch sessions are cancelled in the event of cloudy weather (visit cuas.org.)
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Find A New Favorite Park
Did you know we have 62 parks with 31 playgrounds? It’s time for you to #ExploreChampaignParks and find a new favorite park today!
Art in the Park Map
Use our online Art in the Park Map to learn more about the beautiful sculptures and monuments in our parks.
Go To A Splash Pad…or BOTH!
Our Splash Pads are open and they’re waiting for you! Visit Douglass or Hessel Park for some free family fun.
Fly A Kite
Flying a kite is the perfect social distancing activity! You must maintain distance to successfully get your kite to soar. Let’s go fly a kite at our Top 5 Parks to Fly a Kite in Champaign!
CPD Trees Public Map
Ever wonder, “What kind of tree is that?” If you’re in a Champaign park, we can help you figure it out! Learn more with our Public Tree Map.
Monday, July 4, 2022
If you’re attending the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Parade, make sure to wave to the CPD Trolley!
Sholem Aquatic Center
Sholem Aquatic Center is OPEN on Monday, July 4, 2022! Visit the SAC page for facility hours, pricing, and more.
Prairie Farm features a variety of farm animals and activities for everyone to explore. No admission is charged, but donations to help us keep operating are appreciated.
For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes must be worn when participating in programs or entering the Petting Zoo.
Visit the Prairie Farm page for more information.