Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Sidney Summer Fun Daze 2010


Rides, vendors, artisans and plenty of entertainment were part of the long-weekend event at Sidney Summer Fun Daze on Saturday, July 31, 2010. 

Bowling ball fundraiser to aid Danville's Douglas Discovery Garden

DANVILLE – News is getting "a round" about an upcoming fundraiser for the Douglas Discovery Garden.

Dobbins Downs to get park in September

CHAMPAIGN – After countless hours of grass-roots efforts, the Dobbins Downs neighborhood in the northern part of the city likely will be getting a park on Sept. 25, a project two years in the making.

Rodeo at the Fair 2010

Photographs from the C-Bar Rodeo at the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, IL. Thursday evening July 29, 2010.

Lake Shelbyville beach reopened

LAKE SHELBYVILLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville has announced the reopening of the beach in the Dam West Recreation Area. It was closed last week due to poor water quality but recent testing has shown good water quality.

For additional information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville Management Office at (217) 774-3951.

2010 Motorcycle races at Champaign County Fair

The AMA, PRO-AM motorcycle races and "Dick Andrae Memorial Race" are held at the grandstand during the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, Ill on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

District plans bring changes to Chief Shemauger Park in Urbana

URBANA – Big changes are happening at one of Urbana's lesser-known parks.

Crews are preparing to build a new 33,000-square-foot building, which will take up half – the east side – of Chief Shemauger Park.

Sholem Aquatic Center July 28, 2010

Young and old alike cool off in the variety of pools and slides at the Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign on Wednesday, July 28, 201o.

Talent Show at the Fair 2010

Kids show their stuff and compete in the Talent Show and "Big" Give-Away at the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, IL.   Monday  evening July 26, 2010.

Images of concepts for Crystal Lake Pool in Urbana now online

Concept images of three possible designs for an aquatic facility at Crystal Lake Park are now available at the Urbana Park District website. The images are in a 19.5-MB pdf document.