Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

River cleanup set at Ellsworth Park in Danville

DANVILLE — The city's parks and recreation division and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a river cleanup at Ellsworth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Garden of the Week: Krannert Art Museum

Volunteers from the Krannert Art Museum have taken over the maintenance of the gardens.

Park board considers naming rights at Crystal Lake

URBANA — Hoping to enhance their Crystal Lake Park aquatic center project, Urbana parks officials are looking into encouraging private donations with everything from donor plaques to naming rights on individual pools.

Park board members reviewed the idea at a study session Tuesday, according to park board President Michael Walker.

Group passes $11,000 in drive to help Paxton pool

PAXTON — A Paxton group has raised more than $11,000 toward renovating the currently closed Paxton Park District pool at Coady Park.

The Save Our Pool committee, which formed in August, has received contributions from the community, the surrounding area and farther away, committee treasurer Gary Popel said.

Hoopeston National Sweet Corn Festival - 2011

Images from the The National Sweet Corn Festival on Sunday at McFerren Park in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Fishing club makes offer, but doubts it will be able to buy Dynegy land

NEWTOWN — The Vermilion Fishing Club recently sent another proposal to Dynegy Inc. to buy the lake-front campground the club has been leasing for more than 50 years.

Virginia marquee delayed again

CHAMPAIGN — The Virginia Theatre will wait until Wednesday for its new centerpiece, after two delays have postponed the installation of its new marquee.

Irish's Gymnastics headed to Gilman

RANTOUL — Championship banners line the west wall of the Irish's Gymnastics facility, trumpeting a long string of excellence.

Since owner Danny Irish opened it in 1997 at the Rantoul Plaza shopping center, he's moved it three times in the plaza to get more room.

He's moving again, but this time the move is more dramatic.

2011 Urbana Sweetcorn Festvial

A video look at the Sweetcorn Festival from UI College of Communications student Amy Harwath.

Officials: New developments unlikely to delay Crystal Lake pool

URBANA — Park district officials in Urbana are working around new obstacles to complete planning for an aquatic center at Crystal Lake Park.

They still believe, however, that they'll be able to begin construction next spring and open the facility in May 2013.