Here is a shining example of what an urban park can be, and how preservation and time make for incredible spaces to enjoy a city. And don't pass by the chance to click the link in the post to read a wonderful article about some recent history of the park, and its namesake family, written by celebrated local reporter Julie Wurth.
This park is not really a park any longer as much as it is a gateway to one of the more magnificent "park" projects the City of Champaign took on and completed in the past few decades. Still though, it is a park by taxing body standards, and we are gonna assess it as we do!
This 5.25 acre park on the corner of Neil and Bradley in Champaign was named for Hazel Iungerich, who spent thirty years on the Champaign Park District Board. It's got plenty to enjoy, if you choose to make the trek to be there.
These dog parks simply don't cut it for this community. We owe more to the people who pay taxes, and goddamnit, we owe more to our four legged friends, no matter how idiotic they are.
Centennial Park in west Champaign encompasses a massive 70 acre piece of land, and for good reason. Inside of its borders we have a children's petting zoo, a badass public pool, the Leonard Recreation Center, Cannonball Hill, a great playground for kids to get dirty, and so much more.
A truly great park in the north part of Urbana, King has been developing neighborhood events and grade school friendships since 1967. Plus, a tremendous sculpture, walking paths, a playground, and an open field that is ripe for some goal posts and a few ten yard gains.
This tiny park in the heart of North Champaign just celebrated fifty years and has basketball courts and a nice little walking path named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This little nugget of a park sits just north of Maynard Lake, which is the closest thing this city has to a "lake life" community. The park is just delicious gravy for those who live nearby.
Year of the Park continues with a closer look at this Savoy park.
It is the crown jewel of natural areas to explore in Champaign County. Dive in to Lake of the Woods a bit more with this video feature, and then go vote YES tomorrow to better fund the operations at Champaign County Forest Preserve District.
The newly remodeled Glenn Park is the importance of civil engineering and creative design on display. What was once something of a throwaway space has been redesigned into a truly hidden gem. Nevermind the traffic on Mattis; you can't hear it at all when you are in the park.
Situated on the same plot of land as Parkland College, this expansive park is massive at 104 acres of land. And there are a lot of features to explore, no matter your interests.
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