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Kids Programs

 On-site Summer Youth Programs are back! We are offering SYP at Leonhard, Springer, & Douglass (located at BTW elementary school) to help make summer 2020 awesome! Visit our website for more information on safety measures and registration.

Douglass Community Center and Springer Cultural Center have teamed up with CommUnity Matters to create Summer Youth Programs in a Bag! Suitable for all ages, each activity bag will have an indoor activity, outdoor activity, STEAM activity, virtual field trip, craft, and family activity for each day of Summer Youth Programs.

5 orange drawstring bags with black CommUnity Matters and Champaign Park District logos. They are positioned with one in the front and two rows of two in a pyramid fashion.

Preschoolers, get ready for summer! Our preschool staff has created Summer Preschool Programs in a bag! These bags will be packed with daily activities to provide enriching summertime experiences. Each bag will include an indoor activity, outdoor activity, music, story time, and craft for each day of the week.

left side: crafted family made of toilet paper tubes, yarn, and googly eyes. Right side: 2 girls standing behind a memory game set up outside in back yard. 4 rows of 4 paper plates line up in front of them. One girl has hands on head in confusion.

Fall Busy Bees Preschool registration is open online! Mix and match from Busy Bees Preschool, Creative Play Time, and Art Smart Kids for the perfect one-stop, full-day program for your little one!

Young girl sitting at table smiling straight to the camera while coloring fish paper lantern she is making. 

Scholarships are available for Summer Youth Programs, sports activities, and more! Visit our website for more information.

Jimmy John's Youth Scholarship. Join all the fun! 

Special Events

Virtual Summer Concert Series: June 21 Mike & Kayla, June 28 Kittens Incorporated, July 19 King T'z, July 26 Hot Sauce Universe

Enjoy our famous summer concerts VIRTUALLY! We will host 4 Virtual Concerts on Facebook throughout the summer. Like us on Facebook to tune into the FREE Virtual Summer Concert Series at 6pm!

June 21 | Mike & Kayla:https://bit.ly/2YSeCG9 >>
June 28 | Kittens Incorporated:  https://bit.ly/2NmYhnJ >>
July 19 | Kings T’z: https://bit.ly/3dpa3bz >>
July 26 | Hot Sauce Universe: https://bit.ly/37RIgQ2 >>

We are giving a reason to celebrate every day with our Micro Holidays Series on Facebook! We’ve already celebrated National Cheese Day, National Canoe Day, Wold Bicycle Day, and more. Like us on Facebook every morning to find out what Micro Holiday it is.

Micro Holidays Logo: Green, Red, and Yellow triangles circle text with points facing outward. Bottom has red, green, and yellow flower with fine lined leaf detail coming off as vines.


Our Friday Night Flix park screening of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at Turnberry Ridge Park on may be cancelled.. but we want to be EXCELLENT to each other virtually! SO – stream it, pop in the DVD, or be kind and rewind that VHS on Friday, July 17.

Bill & Ted facing the camera with confused and shocked looks on their faces.

Follow our Virtual Friday Night Flix: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Facebook event for some fun activities like trivia and crafts to really feel like we’re in this together.

Want some fun crafty ideas to do? Check out CPDiy on Facebook every Thursday afternoon for some ideas on how to DIY your weekend!

CPDiy Logo: letters look like they were embroidered on pale blue fabric with felted letters.


little girl in orange jersey running down the soccer field kicking a soccer ball with 2 boys in dark blue jerseys chasing her down.

Enhance your skills with the Champaign Park District’s IFC Micro Soccer Clinic & Youth Soccer Clinic! This program is partnered with Illinois Futbol Club for our Youth Soccer participants who missed out on their Spring season. Deadline to register for these programs is Monday, July 6. Spots are limited to secure yours today!




Improve your skills this season with the Champaign Park District’s new Youth Softball Hitting & Defensive Clinic and Private Hitting & Pitching Lessons! One on one lessons provide maximum attention for measurable improvement. Visit our website for registration information.

Teenage girl being instructed on how to fast pitch with a softball standing 6-10 feel away from catcher to work on pitching accuracy.


Sport Field Rentals are available with restrictions. Teams are allowed to rent fields for practice & drills only. For more information, please visit our website.

Arial view of Dodds 4 Plex Baseball Fields.

En Garde! Looking for something more than just the same old sport camp? Add some excitement to your summer vacation with the Cavalier Fencing Camps. We have a variety of camp experiences for the beginner and the more experienced youth fencer.

close view of 2 fencers dueling with sabers extended

Challenger British Soccer Camps provide young players of all abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community.  Time is running out to register as camps start July 13! 

close shot of Nike Soccer ball being kicked by youth soccer player with black cleats, green laces, and blue shin guards.


What's Open? Click here to see what amenities are available!

Need some help navigating what Champaign Park District amenities are open during the Shelter-in-Place Order? Click the image about to view our helpful guide to what CPD amenities are available to use.

Registration is OPEN for our next two Fitness in the Park programs: Hatha Yoga in the Park & Boot Camp in the Park! Spots are limited and fill up fast. Don’t wait-Register today!

Hatha Yoga in the Park: Centennial Park 5:30-6:15p, Tuesdays July 14- August 18 or Thursdays July 16 -August 20. Register by July 10 Boot Camp in the Park: July 13-August 21. 6:15a-7a. Centennial Park. Register by July 10



 Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation has gone VIRTUAL to stay connected with participants! CUSR Virtual Program Pass & CUSR Fit Club are sure to bring some fun this summer. Visit CUSR’s website for more information.

Virginia Theatre is offering a movie night combo with their Virtual Virginia and Curbside Concessions! Rent a movie through theviriginia.org. While you’re there, pick out what movie theatre snacks you enjoy to complete your in home movie experience!

Virginia Theatre Curbside Concessions. Enjoy Virginia Theatre Popcorn at HOme! Friday & Satruday 4-7 p. Click here to order in advance

Virtual Virginia Theatre. Order select movies online.

Sholem Aquatic Center water slide. View from slide exit from center of pool


We are holding to our original plans to ensure the safety of our community and future guests. This summer, you may see water in the pool as we continue to service and maintain the mechanics of the aquatic center. We want to be fully ready for next summer! Thank you all for your patience and understanding!

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