Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Danville arena introduces bumper cars

DANVILLE – Anyone bouncing off the walls from too much winter can bounce for real at the David S. Palmer Arena beginning Friday.

Artistic Scott Park 'inhabitants' apparently discarded

CHAMPAIGN – For more than 30 years, one family spent their days and nights enjoying Scott Park through hot summers and unbearable cold, but they have not been back since the park was torn up two years ago for a renovation.

St. Joseph seeks part-time recreation direction


ST. JOSEPH – If money weren't an object, Tami Fruhling-Voges said, she would like to see the village develop a walking program for senior citizens, a music and craft program for children and an outdoor movie night at one of the local parks.

But, unfortunately, Fruhling-Voges said, money is an object.

10-k walk planned to start the year in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH – For the 15th year, members of the Ridgewalkers Walking Club will hold a New Year's Day guided walk, this one in St. Joseph.

Residents weigh in on downtown Urbana desires

URBANA – "We need more bars and more music first. Then the restaurants will come."

"We do not need more restaurants in downtown Urbana."

3 on ballot for Champaign park board

There won't be a race for the Urbana Park District board this spring, but there will be a contest in Champaign.

Two sitting board members – 17-year incumbent Nancy Delcomyn and recent appointee Meredith Blumthal – are the only candidates for two seats on the Urbana park board this April 5.

Area company provides new exhibit for Turkey Run park

RANTOUL – Taylor Studios makes exhibits for parks and museums across the nation, but this winter you can see some of the company's handiwork closer to home.

Paxton swimming pool needs work to meet state law


PAXTON – The future of the swimming pool at Coady Park is up in the air because the Paxton Park District does not have the money to fund the revamping of the pool's drain – a renovation required under a revision to a state law.

Urbana park board will ask voters for tax increase for new pool

URBANA – The 13-degree temperature outside made it an odd night for discussing construction of a swimming pool but the Urbana park board did so Tuesday night, asking voters to approve a property tax increase to pay for a pool at Crystal Lake Park.

Golf-course finances on Danville committee agenda

DANVILLE – Harrison Park Golf Course needs to have strong sales on season passes for next year to ensure that the course has a balanced fiscal year, which ends Dec. 31, according to city officials.