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 nature center, and a playground. Fishing is allowed in the pond. Parking is available.
This park cost $2 million dollars to build, with $400,000 coming from a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Porter Family Park was dedicated in the Fall of 2012 (Illinois Home Page 2012)..