Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Going Fourth: Holiday event schedule

Editor's note: An earlier version had the incorrect date for Hoopeston's celebration. The date has been fixed.

Holiday events scheduled in the area.  If your event is missing, please add it in the comments to this story.

June 27

High bids put brakes on Middleton Park

MAHOMET — After bids came in much higher than expected, members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board opted to put plans for Middletown Park on hold.

What keeps St. Joseph out of the pool? Just the cost

Tuscola has one.

Monticello has one.

Even tiny Farmer City (population: 2,025) splurged for a public pool.

So why isn't there anywhere to cool off on steamy June, July and August days in St. Joseph, a village of 4,058?

In death, Wagner enriches life in Danville

DANVILLE — Robert E. Wagner lived a quiet, unassuming life.

He died just as quietly on April 4, 2014, at the age of 89 — not wanting a funeral, visitation or newspaper obituary, just a simple burial next to the graves of his parents and only sibling.

Monticello sports-field plan draws crowd

MONTICELLO — The fate of a proposed 31-acre multisport recreation area on the west side of town drew a larger crowd than usual at Monticello's city council meeting.

Entertainment listings, June 25-July 2, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Catlin splash park needs more prep

CATLIN — Village officials still hope to have the splash park open by Labor Day weekend, but they want to proceed cautiously with the construction.

District to begin improvements at Hessel Park

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District could be spending $1 million or more over the next two years to pay for improvements at Hessel Park.

On Wednesday night, the Champaign Park Board discussed plans to install a new playground, replace the aging water-play facility with a newer one and build new restroom facilities at Hessel.

A day in the park: Champaign's Douglass Park

McFarland Field at Douglass Park is a little wet tonight, but that's not stopping any future big-leaguers.

It's warm, and the water features at the park, 512 E. Grove St., are popular with youngsters, some of whom take the challenge of the park's hill to run up it.