Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

12th Cafe on the Lawn set to launch in Danville

DANVILLE – The Center for Children's Services GRADS and GED program students are setting up for the 12th annual Cafe on the Lawn.

Market on North First in Champaign to launch for season on Thursday

CHAMPAIGN – This summer's first Farmer's Market on Historic North First Street will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

And it will offer a lot more than fresh produce, says William Jones, owner of Rose & Taylor Barber Shop at 124 N. First St., C.

Champaign County board seeks information on possible Dobbins Downs land donation

URBANA – Champaign County Board members want the state's attorney's office to explore the possibility of an intergovernmental agreement or a land lease arrangement to help a community group that wants to build a small park in the unincorporated Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Champaign.

Virginia marquee again on Champaign park board agenda

CHAMPAIGN – Park district board members will meet again this week to discuss the Virginia Theatre marquee.

The discussion, delayed two weeks ago when a board member was absent, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, C.

Dobbins Downs neighborhood asks county for vacant lot for playground

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County Board members are being asked to donate a small, vacant lot in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood to a volunteer group that hopes to build a playground there.

Donors come through -- so far -- for Boys and Girls Club's summer program

CHAMPAIGN – The summer program will open on schedule Monday at the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, but enrollment will be limited for now.

Swimming season begins

Many local outdoor public swimming pools opened last weekend. Others will open today and Saturday.


Champaign's Sholem Pool.

Bike tour planned for 15 galleries in Champaign-Urbana

The organizer of a bike tour of art galleries this weekend hopes participants enjoy a leisurely day of investigating the community on two wheels.

He also hopes people are encouraged to use their bikes around town more often.

Changing Virginia marquee could affect National Register standing

CHAMPAIGN – The state has "unofficially" suggested to the Champaign park district board that it should leave the current marquee on the historic Virginia Theatre.

Champaign park board to decide on marquee for Virginia

CHAMPAIGN – A decision on the fate of the notable Virginia Theatre marquee is expected Wednesday when the park district board holds a special meeting before the theater's closing in June for renovation work.