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Specialty Sports

Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of specialty sports including fencing, disc golf, and more! We also host a variety of camps and clinics throughout the community.

Emily Corum

Sports Contact
Justice Miller
Sports Manager
Email: justice.miller@champaignparks.org
Phone: 217-819-3984


Open Gym

Want to play but not sure about your schedule?  No problem!  We offer the following open gym sports year-round:

Leonhard Recreation CenterLeonhard Recreation Center


For more information, please visit Leonhard Recreation Center >> or call 217-398-2550.

Douglass Community Center

Douglass Community Center




For more information, please visit Douglass Community Center >> or call 217-398-2573.

Volunteer Coaches

Now seeking Youth Sports Coaches!

“A good coach will make his [their] players see what they can be, rather than what they are.” – Ara Parseghian.

Click here for more information on becoming a youth sports coach. >>

2020 Sports Field Rentals

If you would like to rent a field for a practice or other smaller programs, email misty.stocking@champaignparks.org or call 217-398-2550.

If you would like to rent a field for a tournament or large program, email justice.miller@champaignparks.org or call 217-819-3984. 

2020 Sports Field Rental Form >>

Additional softball leagues, tournaments, and programs may be started at any time.  Be sure you check out the current Program Guide to find any programs not listed below.

Outdoor Places to Play

From parks to pools, tennis to soccer, there’s something for everyone at the Champaign Park District. Find what you’re looking for with a simple search of our website or call 217-398-2550 and we’d be happy to help.

Scholarship Information

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. Jimmy John’s 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. Questions: 217-398-2550.

CPD & CUSR Scholarship Forms will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021.  Page 3 is for each child requesting assistance, so print multiple copies if needed:  

If a participant would like to apply for more programs than space allowed on the form, please use the following form for additional program:

If you would like to submit your completed scholarship application with the required documents by email, please send them to tom.gilbert@champaignparks.org.

Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring For Summer: Picture Yourself Here. Over 400 Summer Positions

The Champaign Park District is committed to providing exceptional parks, programs, events, and facilities – and it all starts with outstanding staff.  Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Online applications for full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions are accepted year round but may only be reviewed during specific hiring periods. Our current job openings are posted below.  If you would like more information, please contact Human Resources at 217-819-3840 or personnel@champaignparks.org



If you are unable to view the postings below, try using this link. >>

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