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Leonhard Recreation Center is perfect for staying active in the Winter

I know, it’s starting to get to be cold outside (though this week was a shining exception), you know, not just like “this is chilly”-cold, but more like “wow, why does it hurt my face to be outside”-cold, and sucks. Personally, I always get the urge to play basketball during this time, but I never had a gym, and there’s no way I’m walking to Eisner Park to play in a damp slushy mess, you know?

Luckily for me, Champaign Park District has a new facility in Leonhard Recreation Center that I can use for cheap — a sweet combination for everyone who wants to stay active during the Winter but doesn’t know how. Only two years old, Leonhard boasts an indoor track, volleyball/basketball courts, weights, and even playgrounds for kids, all for $72 a year. 

Get more info on Leonhard Recreation Center at CPD’s website here, and check out some pictures of it in action below:

Leonhard Recreation Center is located at 2307 West Sangamon Dr. in Champaign, and is open Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

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