The merger of national church denominations in the early 1970s led to creation of Wheatfield Park off McHenry Street in southeast Urbana. The five-acre plot had been destined to become the home for a new church building. Nearby residents had been…

Although still in the first phases of development, Weaver Park already has surprised the Urbana Park District in its variety and potential uses. This a 60-acre park along east Main Street was purchased with the assistance of a grant from the Illinois…

How did Victory Park get its name? Does the name commemorate neighbors' small gardens once grown in the area, or the end of a world war? Victory Park is Urbana's fourth oldest. The original 2.4 acres for what is now Victory Park were purchased in…

A few blocks west of Crestview Park along Burkwood Drive is the 1.4-acre Sunnycrest Tot Lot, a playground for preschoolers. The land was donated in 1958, contingent upon the park district providing the improvements, such as picnic tables and…

South ridge Park is Urbana's easternmost park. Located in the Myra Ridge subdivision, it is a neighborhood park that offers a playground and open field. The park is a result of a 1987 gift from local developer Carl Hill, who donated the 11 .5 acres…

Prairie Park, located along East Washington Street in Urbana, is home to many of the district's athletic programs in 2007, including baseball and softball. It is also representative of the many ways the Urbana Park District and Urbana School District…

The Patterson Parklet features benches, evergreen foliage, a playground, and a basketball court. This parklet is currently under rennovation.

Meadowbrook Park, at 130 acres, is the district's shining example of how long-range planning and acquisition of property for the longterm yield remarkable results over time. While many park sites in the district were gifted, leased or purchased all…

Lohmann Park is a I5-acre expanse just south of Thomas Paine School in southeast Urbana. It is the site of the University of lllinois Club Cricket Field and serves as a practice site for a local youth football league. It is also home to the…

Centennial Park is the second largest park in the Champaign Park District and has the widest variety of recreation to offer visitors. Centennial Park offers eight lighted tennis courts, one lighted baseball field and five unlighted baseball…

Now the site of the administrative offices of the Urbana Park District, Leal Park was once Urbana's first cemetery, containing the remains of early pioneers and Indians. Located along west University Avenue near Race Street, the cemetery was…

A 4.5-acre tract in north Urbana acquired early in 1967 was known briefly as the Hays park project until a May 1967 meeting during which the park board unanimously approved a motion by Commissioner Walter jackson to name the park for Dr. Martin…

Created in 1907, Crystal Lake Park is the oldest in the Urbana Park District. Begun as a privately owned park, it is located just north of the intersection of University and Broadway avenues. A destination for generations of park users, this wooded…

Crestview Park and its Asian garden sit along South Cottage Grove Avenue between Florida and Colorado avenues in a mixed residential area that includes single-family homes and apartment complexes. Urbana Park District files include copies of a…

Chieef Shemauger Park is named for a Patowatomi Indian Chief who signed a treaty with white settlers who moved to Urbana. The park district’s Planning and Operations facility is located on the east half of the park. The park's 13.5 acres were…

Turnberry Ridge Park features a playground with swings, a half basketball court, picnic areas, a shelter, and a water fountain. This park also contains part of the Turnberry Ridge Trail (1 mile).

Currently Bian Park is an undeveloped park and contains one picnic table.

Mullikin Park offers picnic areas, a shelter, outdoor grills, drinking fountains, a half basketball court, a playground with swings, and wide open space. Champaign's newest trail, Pipeline Trail (1 mile), is due west of Mullikin park and runs…

The Porter Family Park is one of Champaign's newest parks, and the first natural areas park. The park currently has numerous walking paths, 300 trees, native plants, a pond with a pedestrian bridge, a small shelter, picnic areas, outdoor grills, a…

The Champaign Bark District is a great place for dogs, large and small, to run off leash and play with other dogs. Picnic tables are available for dog owners to sit, and there are separate areas for large and small dogs. There are rules and…

The purpose of a detention park is to hold excess water, especially during floods, so it does not damage residential areas. As a result, it is not advised to play in this park after heavy rain. A leg of the Robeson Meadows West Trail (2 miles)…

Robeson Meadows West Park is situated just west of Hallbeck Park in a residential area. The park has picnic areas, a drinking fountain, and a playground with swings. Robeson Meadows West connects with the Robeson Meadows West Trail (2 miles).

Robeson Park features wide open space, picnic areas, drinking fountains, a walking path, and a playground with swings and a sand box. The park is adjacent to Robeson Elementary, and contains two unlighted baseball fields and a soccer field. …

Meadows Square Park is a wide open field with some park benches, flower beds, and a drinking fountain.

This park features seven acres of grass, as well as a few picnic tables and a shelter.

Millage Park, which is located on Cherry Creek Rd. and Willoughby Rd., offers a playground with swings, outdoor drinking fountains, and a shelter area. There is a lot of wide open space.

Mini Park IV is on the NW corner of Mattis and Kirby. It features a flower bed and some benches.

This park began with 3.05 acres as a partial purchase and partial donation in 1978; Clarence Thompson and his neighbors raised funds. In 1997 .014 acres was added through a license agreement with the City of Champaign. Finally, that same year,…

Wisegarver Park is adjacent to Carrie Busey school, and gives extra land to the school for play. The park offers a soccer field, and an unlighted baseball field. Simon Trail begins (or ends) at Wisegarver Park. The trail is .53 miles…