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
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.
5 reasons we are thankful for Urbana Parks
As fall draws closer to winter, the warmth of the holidays helps us keep the chilly temperatures at bay. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we would like to take a moment to show gratitude to our community and explore five reasons we are thankful for Urbana Parks.
Urbana Parks Foundation Announces Successful $2 Million Fundraising Campaign to Support Urbana Park District
The Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) announced the successful completion of a $2 million fundraising campaign titled, Campaign for the Next Century. The formal announcement was made by UPF President Fred Delcomyn during a virtual Toast to The Next Century which took...
Getting to Know UPF Trustee Marianne Downey
I am honored to be invited to become a Trustee on the Urbana parks Foundation Board. I intend to help support this important work in my new role as Trustee.
Guest blog post: Help someone else enjoy the amazing opportunities at the Urbana Park District
There are so many great opportunities out there, thanks to the Park District. Help make sure that even the most meager lifestyle can enjoy them, as well as for the folks who are on hard times right now.
The economic impact of local parks
The Urbana community directly benefits from the park programs, services, and facilities of the Urbana Park District. From coordinating events to ensuring well-maintained, clean, and safe open spaces, we depend on parks in our community. But did you know that parks extend value beyond the health and wellness of our community? In this blog post, we share more about how local parks are engines of economic activity.
Urbana Parks Offer Meaningful Interaction With Nature
Urbana parks offer the opportunity for meaningful interaction with nature and support healthy social interactions with other community members. Read more in this blog post.
Getting to know UPF Trustee Bill Gray
Our family supports the Urbana Park District and Urbana Parks Foundation because of all it has to offer.
Why We Should Have Nature During Coronavirus
10 year old Urbana Parks Supporter Sofia Marquez shares why she thinks it is important to have nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared her personal thoughts in a message to the Urbana Parks Foundation with permission to share on our blog. Read on to hear what this fourth grader has to share.