To put it mildly, 2020 was a chaotic year. And while it may have felt like things ground to a halt, as the COVD-19 pandemic overshadowed everything we experienced, the Urbana Parks Foundation was still able to get stuff done throughout the year. In this month’s blog, we would like to highlight some of our 2020 achievements.
The Crystal Lake Park Rehabilitation Project has been working diligently for five years to improve water quality, recreation areas, habitats, and the shoreline. Thanks to state and local support—including the recently concluded Urbana Parks Foundation Campaign for the Next Century—all this work adds up to a cleaner, safer, and more accessible park. In this month’s blog, we check in on the project’s progress and what is yet to come.
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.
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 Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) announced the successful completion of a $2 million fundraising campaign titled, Campaign for the Next Century. The formal announcement was made by UPF President Fred Delcomyn during a virtual Toast to The Next Century which took place on Thursday, November 12. The Campaign for the Next Century campaign built upon more than a century of …