Parks and Recreation

First major grant received for rail trail

SPRINGFIELD — Champaign County officials have received the first major grant for construction of their segment of the 24.5-mile Kickapoo Trail linking Urbana and Kickapoo State Park.


Meeting tonight on proposed park district in, near Oakwood

Clay Woodard believes his hometown of Oakwood and the surrounding communities offer a lot to families and individuals.

He also believes they're lacking in one area — recreational, cultural and social activities that can bring folks of all ages together and enhance their quality of life.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 20-27, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

Next week


2014 Best In Show

Winners of the Champaign County Camera Club and Urbana Park District's annual photo contest. Judges will discuss the winners from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23.


Leonhard Center nears opening day

CHAMPAIGN — Want to have a gymnasium named after you? That'll be $125,000.

A track in your honor? A relative bargain at $75,000.

Act now, and you can even get your name on one of four new scoreboards for the low, low price of $5,000. Champaign Park District operators are standing by.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 13-20, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Forum on bike trails set in Urbana

URBANA — The first of four community forums on developing bike trails in Urbana will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 N. Water St., U.

The forums are being organized by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the city of Urbana and the Urbana Park District.


Entertainment listings, Jan. 30-Feb. 6, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Entertainment listings, Jan. 16-23, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.


Work could begin this year on rail-trail

DANVILLE — A 24.5-mile length of abandoned railroad right-of-way between Urbana and Kickapoo State Park is now entirely in the hands of public agencies, clearing the way for work to begin this year on the Kickapoo Trail project.


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