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5 reasons we are thankful for Urbana Parks

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.

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.