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Douglass Annex

804 N. Fifth St.

Facility Information

Phone: 217-398-2572

Email: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Douglass Annex is a multipurpose facility adjacent to the Douglass Community Center.  The Annex hosts senior programming as well as other formal and informal programs and gatherings.  It is equipped with a large activity room, computer lab, kitchen, combined lounge and craft room, television, and a piano.

Rental Information

The Douglass Annex activity room and adjacent kitchen are available to rent for meetings, parties, group gatherings, classes, and more.  The rental rate is $45/hour for residents or $35/hour for registered non-profit groups.  All rentals have a 2 hour minimum. Please contact Mary.Howell@champaignparks.org or call 217-398-2573 for more information or to book your rental.


  • Originally operated as Gagliano IGA Supermarket.
  • The City of Champaign obtained the property in the fall of 1967 as part of a Urban Renewal Project.
  • The Champaign Park District obtained land and building in 1970 from the City of Champaign.
  • Dedicated March 4, 1978.


2010: $10,408 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant for energy efficiency at the Douglass Center, Douglass Annex and Springer Cultural Center

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