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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.

Youth Specialty Sports

YOUTH FENCING

Ages 8-14
En Garde! This special six-week session is for kids looking for something new and exciting to try. Participants will learn through footwork, drills, games, small group instruction, and open fencing with varied youth ages. Fencers should come dressed to work hard in loose clothing (no denim jeans) and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided.

We will follow all COVID protocols: temperatures taken, short medical questions, hand washing upon
entry, no shared equipment, social distancing, and cloth face covering required at ALL TIMES.

Date: September 18-October 23
Day: Friday
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120 (Class is non-refundable after registration deadline)
Additional $10 fee for U.S. Fencing Association Non- Competitive Membership per participant. Register online separately at www.usafencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-memberships
Location: The Point Fencing Club and School, 401 N. Vine St, Urbana
Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Point Fencing Club Cavalier staff
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984


Adult Specialty Sports

ADULT FENCING

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Ages 15+
En Garde! Looking for a new activity for yourself or your family? Add a new twist to your fall schedule by signing up for a six-week introduction of fencing! Participants will learn through footwork, drills, small group instruction, and open fencing with varied adult ages. Fencers should come dressed to work hard in loose clothing (no denim jeans) and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided.

We will follow all COVID protocols: temperatures taken, short medical status questions, hand washing upon entry, no shared equipment, social distancing, and cloth face covering required at ALL TIMES.

Date: September 18-October 23
Day: Friday
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120* (Class is non-refundable after registration deadline)
*Additional $10 fee for U.S. Fencing Association Non-Competitive Membership per participant. Register online separately at www.usafencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-memberships
Location: The Point Fencing Club and School, 401 N. Vine St, Urbana
Min/Max: 4/15
Instructor: Point Fencing Club Cavalier staff
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984
 

 


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

Please visit our rental page for more information!

 

 

Open Gym-Unavailable

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

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Volleyball
Basketball
Pickleball
Badminton

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

Douglass Community Center

Douglass Community Center-Unavailable

Basketball
Pickleball

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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