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.

By donating now, you can help the Urbana Park District construct a state-of-the-art Health & Wellness facility that our entire community can be proud of.

Campaign thermometer updated May 3, 2021

Your unrestricted gift will help the project in many ways, as noted in these examples:

$500

Can help to provide a public art piece that will welcome everyone into the facility.

$250

Can help to provide play equipment that will bring a smile to kids faces in the child play room.

$100

Can help to provide fitness equipment to help improve personal health and wellness.

$50

Can help to provide landscaping that will harmoniously blend the facility into the unique setting of Prairie Park.

$25

Can help to provide supplies for multi-use studio space for education and workshops.

Other Amount

Donate an amount meaningful to you!