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Thankful for Urbana Parks

Thankful for Urbana Parks

In this blog post, Urbana Parks supporter Deb Newell shares why she is thankful for all that the parks have provided for her and her family.

Getting to Know Trustee Judy Miller

Getting to Know Trustee Judy Miller

It is my pleasure to continue to be involved with the district in such a wonder way as the Urbana Parks Foundation. As an employee I worked on projects where funding via the foundation were instrumental to the success of these community driven needs. I have also been a donor to the foundation and look forward to assisting the park district in this new role.

Five Ways to Support Urbana Parks All Year Round

Five Ways to Support Urbana Parks All Year Round

Great parks build great communities, and we can’t do it without people like you! Supporting your Urbana Parks is easy, and we share five ways you can get involved right now in this month’s blog post.

Getting to Know Jeremy Thorpe of the Urbana Park District

Getting to Know Jeremy Thorpe of the Urbana Park District

In this month’s blog post we get to know Jeremy Thorpe, Urbana Park District’s new Development Manager. Join us in welcoming Jeremy back to the community and read on to learn more about Jeremy and what makes him excited for the future of Urbana Parks.

The Wellness Wheel

The Wellness Wheel

What comes to mind when you think of wellness? We often think of a mind-body connection: exercise, rest, meditation, and types of self-care that help reduce stress and promote a feeling of peace and harmony. There are even more paths to achieve a sense of well-being than we might immediately identify, however. In this month’s blog we explore the Urbana Park District’s inclusive Wellness Wheel, and some of their recent and upcoming programs that provide opportunities for everyone to reach their wellness goals.

Urbana Park District Summer Camp Review

Urbana Park District Summer Camp Review

As the weather warms up and the end of the school year inches closer, our thoughts inevitably turn to summer. This time is NOW to sign up for Urbana Park District’s Summer Camps. In this month’s blog post we explore the upcoming camps and share more details on how to get registered.

Stay at Home Spring Break: Spend the Week in Urbana Parks

Stay at Home Spring Break: Spend the Week in Urbana Parks

For those who feel uneasy about travel this spring, you can find plenty of adventure in your Urbana parks for a fun-filled Spring Break. In this month’s blog, we look at some fun ways to enjoy the parks with the kids during your week off.

Crystal Lake Park rejuvenation project

Crystal Lake Park rejuvenation project

The Crystal Lake Park Rehabilitation Project has been working diligently for five years to improve water quality, recreation areas, habitats, and the shoreline. Thanks to state and local support—including the recently concluded Urbana Parks Foundation Campaign for the Next Century—all this work adds up to a cleaner, safer, and more accessible park. In this month’s blog, we check in on the project’s progress and what is yet to come.

21 things to do in Urbana Parks in 2021

21 things to do in Urbana Parks in 2021

With a new year upon us, thoughts inevitably turn to resolutions. Instead of making specific vows of what we would like to change, in this month’s blog we have decided to brainstorm 21 wonderful ways to enjoy Urbana parks in 2021.