The Wellness Wheel

The Wellness Wheel

What comes to mind when you think of wellness? We often think of a mind-body connection: exercise, rest, meditation, and types of self-care that help reduce stress and promote a feeling of peace and harmony. There are even more paths to achieve a sense of well-being...
Urbana Park District Summer Camp Review

Urbana Park District Summer Camp Review

As the weather warms up and the end of the school year inches closer, our thoughts inevitably turn to summer. Perhaps even more exciting, with vaccinations being administered at a steady pace, it feels like this summer will be much safer, particularly with it comes to...
Stay at Home Spring Break: Spend the Week in Urbana Parks

Stay at Home Spring Break: Spend the Week in Urbana Parks

One year ago, our whole world changed dramatically. Just as we were about to head into Spring Break, the country started to shut down on a scale we have never seen before. News of cancellations and closures started spreading. Travel plans were thrown into disarray as...
Crystal Lake Park rejuvenation project

Crystal Lake Park rejuvenation project

Founded in 1907, Crystal Lake Park has been the bedrock of the Urbana Park District for over a century. Created out of a privately owned park from the 1880s, the park we now know eventually became a “summer resort” by damming a branch of the Salt Fork and has since...
21 things to do in Urbana Parks in 2021

21 things to do in Urbana Parks in 2021

The gardens at Meadowbrook Park With a new year upon us, thoughts inevitably turn to resolutions. Instead of making specific vows of what we would like to change, in this month’s blog we have decided to brainstorm 21 wonderful ways to enjoy Urbana parks in 2021: Make...
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. 1....