Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Lamon House will be open for the weekend

The Lamon House at the northwest corner of Lincoln Park is receiving guests from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Calling cards not necessary.

When the Lamon House is open to the public this weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about 1800s wedding traditions.

Wet weather brings problems to 1840 Lamon House in Danville

DANVILLE – The trouble with old houses is "it's always something," especially if the house was built in 1840.

The Lamon House, one of the earliest houses built in Danville, has sustained major damage from outside water pressure buckling a basement wall.

Some downtown Urbana streets to close for weekend festival

URBANA – Several downtown Urbana streets will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Urbana Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival.

Video aimed at improving bicycle safety in Champaign-Urbana

If you've been on your bike and wondered where exactly you should ride in relation to traffic or how to make a left turn on a busy street, a new video will show you what you should be doing.

Jobs program helps keep state parks clean

RURAL OAKWOOD – As a child, Krystal Dix remembers going to Kickapoo State Park with her family to camp and hike the trails.

Now 18, Dix is one of six young people who is doing much-needed maintenance work on the trails through a summer youth employment program.

Chanute Air Museum puts site selection on hold till money picture is clearer

RANTOUL – The selection of a new site for the Chanute Air Museum is being put on hold until the museum determines a way to pay for it.

The president of the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Foundation board says his group is considering three options on the former Chanute Air Force Base, and six sites off the base, for the future of the Chanute Air Museum.

Champaign County Y puts building near downtown on the market

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County YMCA has put its building at 500 W. Church St., C, on the market as a prelude to the Y's intended move to southwest Champaign.

YMCA Chief Executive Officer Mark Johnson said the Y arranged to list the building with Ramshaw Real Estate after a tentative deal to sell it to Owens Funeral Home fell through.

Y starts offering programs for Larkin's Place long before groundbreaking for new facility

CHAMPAIGN – The groundbreaking may be months away, but the Champaign County YMCA isn't waiting to start programs for Larkin's Place, a recreation center where typically developing children and those with disabilities will be able to learn and play together.

Dans to honor armed forces with Red Shirt Fridays

DANVILLE – The Danville Dans of the Prospect League and Health Alliance will join to honor members of the armed forces through Red Shirt Fridays.

Residents urged to share Crystal Lake pool suggestions

URBANA – Public comments are being sought about possible features for a new aquatic facility at Crystal Lake Park.