The Campaign for the Health and Wellness Facility

The Urbana Park District and Urbana Parks Foundation are excited to launch a fundraising effort to build a comprehensive indoor health and wellness facility.

Dedicated to Health and Wellness

Improving personal health and wellness outcomes today and for generations to come.

Nature When You Need It

Urbana, as well as the broader region, is greatly impacted by rising obesity rates, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The demand for an affordable and accessible community Health and Wellness Facility is greater than ever.

Urbana needs a facility that will offer extended hours, accessible programs, and space to grow as the community continues to grow. The Urbana Park District (UPD) believes that you belong here. This mantra will guide the development of a comprehensive health and wellness facility. Together with the UPD we are eager to share our project plans with you. We invite you to join us as we embark on this amazing opportunity for our entire community and beyond.

Urbana Park Playground

Our Vision

A health and wellness facility located in Urbana’s Prairie Park

After an extensive community-focused planning and site selection process, Urbana’s Prairie Park rose to the top as the best location for this facility.

The Health & Wellness Facility will be easily accessible to Urbana and the surrounding region, via Washington Street and other main thoroughfares, and directly located on a public transit route. The Facility will connect to other Park District trails and amenities. It is in close proximity to the Urbana School District’s Prairie Campus.

“Many families in our community will benefit greatly from having access to a facility like this. The ways that this is going to benefit our community — we can’t even see all of them yet.”

Cedric Stratton Chairperson
Urbana Park District Advisory Committee Health & Wellness Facility Steering Committee Member

An Inviting Space to Everyone Who Visits

You Belong Here

Nature When You Need It

The goal of the Urbana Park District’s Health & Wellness Facility is to offer a welcoming and
motivating environment that safely engages and benefits everyone in our community, in their journey to better health and wellness. The Urbana Park District has developed a site plan to include a variety of features that promote the health and wellness of the entire community. These amenities are based on feedback from the community and research of other facilities from across the midwest.

Bright and welcoming entrance

Full court basketball courts and indoor walking track

State-of-the-art fitness equipment

Multi-use studio space for education and workshops

Child-centered indoor play area

Group fitness rooms

Proposed programming that will be offered in the new Health and Wellness Facility will include:
  • Volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Indoor soccer
  • Youth basketball
  • Sports camps
  • Tai chi
  • Pickleball
  • Yoga
  • Dance fitness
  • Strength class
  • Wellness programming

The Time is NOW!

We invite you to join us as we create a unifying space that our entire community can be proud of.

The Urbana Park District has been planning and preparing for this overdue and much needed facility for some time. The Urbana Park District must respond to the worsening public health crisis in our community. Our neighbors and future generations deserve a space where they can improve their wellbeing.

The Urbana Park District Board of Commissioners and Parks Foundation Board of Trustees are embarking on a campaign to reach a transformational goal of up to $5.3 million.

At the Urbana Park District, we know that great parks build great communities. In turn, we are looking to our community for bold leadership to help build this comprehensive and inclusive facility.