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Dodds Park

1501 N. Mattis Ave.

Open 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

About Dodds Park:

  • 1969: Purchased for $298,495 via Open Space Acquisition Grant 1056D
  • Acres: 104.0
  • 1972: Named in honor of Park Board Commissioner D.C. “Pick” Dodds (term of service 1930-1971).
  • Dodds Park Aerial Download
  • Wintertime drone tour of Dodds Park (courtesy of the News-Gazette): Dodds Park Aerial Tour 2/10/15


Dodds Park Features:

  • 4-Plex tournament quality lighted softball complex with indoor concessions and restroom facilities.
  • 3-Plex tournament quality lighted softball fields.
  • 11 tournament quality outdoor soccer fields of various sizes for preschool through adult play.
  • Eddie Albert Community Gardens >>
  • 18 hole disc golf course (2 pin positions: A and B course depending on setup).
  • Tribute to Olympic and Paralympic Athletes >>” by Jeffery S. Poss
  • Champaign County Worker’s Memorial >>” by Local Chapter AFL-CIO made possible by a $25,000 IL First grant in 2001
  • “Prairie Grid” sculpture by Barry Henemann
  • Greenbelt Bikeway Trail
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Free Wi-Fi (4-Plex near concessions area)


  • 1977: $58,989 IDNR LWCF grant to develop the Greenbelt Bikeway Trail which runs through Dodds, Heritage, and Kaufman Parks
  • 2001: $25,000 IL First grant for the “Champaign County Workers Memorial” statue
  • 2002: $90,000 IL First grant for soccer parking lot

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