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The Parks of Your Life

The Parks of Your Life

Truly, the park district is the impetus behind building a community for so many people in so many ways. For me it’s brought pleasure and friendship. I’ll always be grateful to live in a place that embraces people while providing powerful stewardship of our natural resources. Hear more from Renee in this month’s Urbana Parks Foundation blog post.

Barn Bash 2019

Barn Bash 2019

The UPF Barn Bash was a success – raising over $3,000 in support of Urbana Parks.

10 Reasons to Attend Barn Bash

10 Reasons to Attend Barn Bash

The Urbana Parks Foundation’s Barn Bash is coming up May 17th and it’s going to be a great time – and a great chance to support Urbana Parks. In this blog post, the Foundation’s events committee shares with you ten reasons why you NEED to attend Barn Bash!

Spring has Sprung at Urbana Parks

Spring has Sprung at Urbana Parks

As the sun shines brighter and the days last longer we’re starting to see a shift in our parks. Flowers are beginning to bloom, trees limbs are budding, park paths abound with friends, family, and neighbors. In this blog post we share some of the photos from a recent walk through the south side of Meadowbrook Park.

Urbana Parks Foundation Hosts 2019 Annual Dinner

Urbana Parks Foundation Hosts 2019 Annual Dinner

The Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) hosted their annual dinner this past Thursday, March 14th at the Urbana Country Club. Over 80 people attended the 11th annual event. The UPF was established to help meet the growing need for supplemental support by raising funds for...

Getting to know UPF Trustee Nancy Schrumpf

Getting to know UPF Trustee Nancy Schrumpf

My husband, Joe Thompson, and I were born and raised in Urbana and two of our three sons still live here; we are on our third generation of benefiting from all that the Urbana Park District has to offer. Urbana’s strong sense of community is largely due to the parks...

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter Days at Urbana Parks

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter Days at Urbana Parks

This winter, instead of running away from the snow, embrace it! Lace up your hiking boots and head out to Urbana’s parks. Urbana is known for its four unique seasons – and with the winter months bring new opportunities to enjoy some of Urbana’s finest parks and their features.