Getting to Know UPF Trustee Dixie Whitt

The Urbana Park District has played an important role during the entire 49 years my husband Greg and I have lived in Urbana. Both of us have our degrees in zoology and biology so interacting with nature is important to us. The first year we were here we were delighted to find an apartment across the street from Crystal Lake …

Getting to Know UPF Trustee & Treasurer Tom Brown

As a life-long resident and supporter of our community, I have noticed that there are a variety of elements which contribute to its success. Taking pride in those assets can certainly be rewarding. I have found the development of the Urbana Park District Facilities and Programs to be a major contributor to those residing in and visiting our area. As …

Getting to Know UPF Trustee Jake Wolf

My relationship with the Urbana Park District began as a 12 year old in 1986. I was the starting pitcher for my little league baseball team playing the C-U Kiwanis Little League Championship Game at Blair Park. That park was always such a big deal for our team at that age because it looked so perfect and even had a …

Friendship and long walks at Meadowbrook Park

By Meredith Blumthal, Commissioner, Urbana Park District and Megan Puzey, Trustee, Urbana Parks Foundation When someone asks what we think of first when we think of Urbana Parks, we often think of the hours and miles spent walking Meadowbrook Park with our good friend Art Spomer. Luckily, no two days were the same on those paved paths. Some days we …

UPF and UPD Representatives at the Ribbon Cutting

The Urbana Parks Foundation Provides Financial Support to Help Launch the Weaver Park Trailhead Build-out

The Urbana Parks Foundation’s (UPF) recent funds distribution to the Urbana Park District earmarked nearly $35,000 of unrestricted funds to the Urbana Park District (UPD) to support the build-out of a trailhead in Weaver Park. The trailhead will become the prominent Urbana launch point for the Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT). An event to kick-off the trailhead took place as part …