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The economic impact of local parks

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.

Why We Should Have Nature During Coronavirus

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.

Dive Into Fun at the Big Splash

Dive Into Fun at the Big Splash

The Second Annual Big Splash is certain to be a splashtastic time for all ages. So grab your swimsuit and towel and join the Urbana Parks Foundation on February 22nd. But before you head to the pool, dive into all of the event details in this month’s blog post.

A Tribute to Tom Brown and Steve Rugg

A Tribute to Tom Brown and Steve Rugg

We thank Tom and Steve for their support of Urbana Parks through more than a decade of service on the board of the Urbana Parks Foundation. Their service has benefited not only our Foundation, but the Urbana Park District and more broadly the entire Champaign-Urban community.