We drool over those fall photos that showcase the vibrant colors of the season in the Midwest. To make it easier for you to find the best photo spots, we’ve rounded up the top parks in Champaign to take your family, engagement, wedding, and “just because” photos. Bring along your favorite fall outfits, a cozy blanket, and get be ready to take advantage of these perfect backdrops.
Perks: Huge lake, Tree-lined path
Kaufman’s walking trail around the lake provides angles and extra colorful reflections.
Perks: Open field, lots of tree-lined space
Plenty of room for an extended family, Johnston is the perfect neighborhood park to spread out the blankets and capture those cheesy family grins.
Hessel is home to more than 28 tree species. Bring the rake and jump into a pile of leaves for a playful action shot.
West Side Park
Perks: Trails, Water Fountain, Gazebo
Perks: Sugar Maple Trees
Eisner Park’s Sugar Maple trees turn at the same time for beautiful fall scenery.
Perks: Lake views, Prairie grasses
Robeson park is filled with a variety of trees that makes for beautiful autumn scenery including it’s maple trees.
Want to explore the many colors in our parks throughout the year? Download our Nature Color Hunt to help you #ExploreChampaignParks!
Fall Foliage Prediction Map
The 2023 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. Click below track the fall foliage in the United States!
These photo locations are beautiful, free areas to capture some of nature’s beauty, fall leaves, and sunshine. Happy snapping, and share your photos using #ExploreChampaignParks.