Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, May 22-29, 2014

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Entertainment listings, May 15-22, 2014

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These boots are made for ... hiking

Hit the trails at area parks for fantastic views of wildflowers, wildlife 

Please take your time and read this newspaper thoroughly. Now's also a good time to buy something cool from our advertisers.

When you're done, take a hike.

We're going to concentrate on a state park, a county park and the University of Illinois treasure, Allerton Park.

Family members oppose Dodds Park as site for school

CHAMPAIGN — Two members of the Dodds family spoke out against the idea of making the park that bears the family name the future home of Central High School at Wednesday night's Champaign Park District board meeting.

Crystal Lake Park to host Roots Walk

URBANA — The Urbana Park District will present its first Roots Walk in Crystal Lake Park on Friday.

Similar to the Jazz Walk each fall in Meadowbrook Park, the Roots Walk will have people strolling by acoustic musicians in various settings, playing a variety of roots music.

Entertainment listings, May 8-15, 2014

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Wheatfield Park to be renamed for Bruce Larson

URBANA — Wheatfield Park in southeast Urbana is being renamed to honor Bruce Larson, the longest-serving board member in the Urbana Park District's 107-year history.

Top of the Morning, May 4, 2014

Today at the corner of High Cross Road and U.S. 150 in Urbana, the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation will mark its 50th anniversary by planting five trees — one for each decade — at the western trailhead of the Kickapoo Trail.

Of the thousands of trees planted with the help of the CCDC, these rank up there.

More no-smoking zones?

CHAMPAIGN — There's nothing like a little fun and fresh air at your local park, but maybe the air isn't always as fresh as you think.

State official hoping resort to reopen in 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The director of the state agency that oversees the operation of the long-closed Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville said Thursday that he hopes the facility can reopen in 2016.