Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Urbana Park Board OKs concept for new pool; some neighbors oppose plan

URBANA – The Urbana Park District board unanimously approved the concept for a new Crystal Lake Pool on Tuesday night, but members of the north Urbana neighborhood said they opposed the plan and would work to defeat the tax increase proposal to pay for it.

Area events to honor veterans

Flags, speeches and music will honor military veterans at three community celebrations in Mahomet this weekend.

Museums in Tuscola and Danville next week will hold programs for veterans and people interested in military lore.

The Living Flag: Old Glory Sings programs at Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet, are in their sixth year.

Tilton ups the off-road ante

TILTON – Mayor David Phillips wants to make his village a destination for ATV and dirt-bike riders.

Federal grant will bring bike path in Danville by 2012

DANVILLE – The city's share of the $90 million in federal grants that Illinois recently received for bike paths and similar projects means a new multiuse path through one of the city's most historic neighborhoods will be ready in 2012.

Millions allocated for hiking, biking improvements

Millions of dollars were designated on Friday for hiking and biking improvements in East Central Illinois.

The projects include:

– Almost $1.2 million for a multipurpose path along Lake of the Woods Road in Mahomet.

– $1.2 million for a shared-use path at the Lincoln Park Historic District in Danville.

Group of friends will use running event as fundraiser to keep program going

DANVILLE – Last spring, a group of friends and running coaches stepped in to ensure that a summer running program for Vermilion County kids continues, and now, they're offering an opportunity for adults to run and help the youth program at the same time.

Reviews mostly positive for new Urbana pool plans

URBANA – A $7 million Crystal Lake aquatic center, proposed for the site of the original Crystal Lake Pool, got generally positive marks Tuesday at a park district-sponsored open house.

A morning session attracted about 30 people to the Phillips Recreation Center, while about 50 were at the evening session.

Meetings set Tuesday for new pool in Urbana

URBANA – Urbana Park District residents Tuesday get a chance to review and comment on plans for an outdoor aquatics center that could cost up to $7 million and would be located on the site of the old Crystal Lake Pool in north Urbana.

Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication 2010

Guests of the  Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication gather at the site  on the south quad in Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. 

University of Illinois 100th Homecoming - Parade and Pep Rally

The University of Illinois celebrates its 100th homecoming during a parade and pep rally in Champaign and Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.