Parks and Recreation
URBANA — Wheatfield Park in Urbana will become the new Larson Park in ceremonies Wednesday night.
The park, in southeast Urbana between McHenry and Combes streets, is being renamed to honor Bruce Larson, who served for 42 years on the Urbana Park District board, 37 of them as board president.
Of all the performances coming up at Krannert Center in its next season, which one do you not want to miss?
MAHOMET — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking the village of Mahomet to take steps to develop the Sangamon River Greenway — or risk losing out on future grant money.
DANVILLE — Cool, rainy weather this spring hasn't helped warm up water temperatures at local lakes and rivers, but state conservation officials still expect recreational boaters to be out in force this holiday weekend.
"This weekend is the big kickoff, but the water is still a bit cool," said Bill Cottrell, Illinois State Conservation Police officer for East Central Illinois.
Most area swimming pools — oh, wait, we call them aquatic centers nowadays — open over the Memorial Day weekend. Here are four aquatic centers or pools to check out.
Hit the trails at area parks for fantastic views of wildflowers, wildlife
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When you're done, take a hike.
We're going to concentrate on a state park, a county park and the University of Illinois treasure, Allerton Park.
CHAMPAIGN — Two members of the Dodds family spoke out against the idea of making the park that bears the family name the future home of Central High School at Wednesday night's Champaign Park District board meeting.