Parks and Recreation
DANVILLE – Anyone bouncing off the walls from too much winter can bounce for real at the David S. Palmer Arena beginning Friday.
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.
By BARBARA HARRINGTON / The Leader
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.
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.
URBANA – "We need more bars and more music first. Then the restaurants will come."
"We do not need more restaurants in downtown Urbana."
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.
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.
By CODY WESTERLUND/Paxton Record
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 – 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.
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.