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  • Get Up & Move | K-8th Graders
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 3:30-5:30p
  • Pop Up & Play | K-5th Graders
    • Tuesdays & Fridays from 3:30-5:30p
  • Family Open Gym | All Ages
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-5:30p

6th graders and up must show I.D.


Ages 8 – 13
In this hands-on club we will be learning new kitchen skills, trying out new recipes, and making memories doing fun activities. In partnership with University Illinois Extension.

Dates: October 2, 2023- December 4, 2023*
No Class*: October 16
Time: 3:30 – 4:30p
Days: Mondays
Fee (R/NR): $10/15
Deadline: September 25
Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


K-5th graders
This hands-on STEAM club will allow kids to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in a fun and active environment. Each week will feature different aspects that make STEAM fun and interesting.

Dates: October 5, 2023- December 21, 2023*
No Class*: October 12 and 19, November 2, and 23
Time: 3:30 – 4:30p
Days: Thursdays
Fee (R/NR): $10/15
Deadline: September 28
Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


K-5th graders
The Leonhard Afterschool Program will provide a comfortable, yet stimulating, environment for youth. Participants will engage in homework help and active, fun activities. The Leonhard afterschool program is designed to boost your child’s confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills and our highly-trained staff focus on recreation, art, music, and healthy eating/healthy living. Homework time begins around 4:45p. No peanut/nut products, please.

Transportation: Parents must check with Unit 4 Transportation to see if their child qualifies for busing to the Leonhard Recreation Center based on their policies. Champaign Park District does NOT provide transportation.

*You may pay a $20 non-refundable deposit per child, per month to hold a spot. The balance
will be due on the dates listed below by 5p. Participants will be dropped at this time and space
offered to waiting list participants.

Dates: August 14, 2023-May 28, 2024
Time: 2-6p
*2-hour Early Dismissal Days program will begin at 12p (9/18, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/22, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, and 5/6)
*Early Dismissal Days program will begin at 1:30p (12/21, 12/22, 5/24, and 5/28).
Days: M-F, follows Unit 4 school calendar (schedule is subject to change)
Deadline: Open until filled

Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988

Note: School’s Out Days are not included in this program. Register for them separately.

CUSR Afterschool Program

Ages 5-22
Fill your afternoon with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends! We will offer an inclusive and safe atmosphere where we will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills. Each child should bring a snack in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. 

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, and gain self-confidence and independence. Expand knowledge of leisure activities.

Dates: August 16, 2023-May 20, 2024
Days: M-F, follows Unit 4 & Unit 116 schedules
Location: CUSR Center
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: One week prior to month starting
To Register: A CUSR registration form must be used. Register for CUSR programs online at www.cuspecialrecreation.org
Questions: tristan.elzy@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3980

Note: School’s Out Days are not included in this program. Register for them separately.

Financial Assistance

Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance page.



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