Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

River cleanup slated for Ellsworth Park

DANVILLE – The Danville Parks and Recreation Division, Pride Grows and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a river cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ellsworth Park, off East Main Street.

Urbana hoping for residential, commercial buildings on former Pell Farm

URBANA – The new owner of 160 acres of land in southeast Urbana plans to develop the land, although no specific projects are slated yet.

Champaign's Hazel Park slated for a face-lift

CHAMPAIGN – A national nonprofit will help rebuild a playground at a second park in Champaign, only miles from where the group said it would build the first.

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival 2010

Images from the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival in Urbana, Ill. on Friday and Saturday, August 27 & 28, 2010

Mountain biking at Kickapoo State Park

Thinking about mountain biking? Here's a look at the people and a great location for it in east central Illinois.

Monticello council approves seeking federal grant for hiking/biking path

MONTICELLO – After extensive discussion and public input, the Monticello City Council gave city staff the go-ahead to apply for a grant from the state for a Monticello River Walk and Bikeway project.

"This resolution of support doesn't require us to take the grant, if it is approved," Mayor Chris Corrie told the board and residents in attendance.

New Chanute museum board may meet this week

RANTOUL – The newly elected Chanute Air Museum Board could meet this week to begin work on saving the financially strapped entity.

Air museum foundation membership on Saturday elected six persons to the board. A seventh indicated he would be willing to be appointed.

Chanute board members brought up to date on budget, activities

Members of the Octave Chanute Air Museum Foundation heard a report of the museum's financial condition at last Saturday's meeting.

Pleas were also made for better communication and a change in the culture of the museum.

Sculpturefest artwork 2010

Public Art League is had the installation of it's first 8 sculptures at sites in Champaign and held Sculpturefest 2010 on Friday August 20 to celebrate the event. 

Thomasboro appreciation night set for Sept. 1

THOMASBORO – An appreciation night will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at West Side Park, Thomasboro.

The event from 4 to 9 p.m. is sponsored by the public safety departments of the village – the police department and fire department.

A dedication ceremony for the veterans' memorial at the park is scheduled for 6 p.m.