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10 Reasons to Attend Barn Bash

The Urbana Parks Foundation’s Barn Bash is coming up May 17th and it’s going to be a great time – and a great chance to support Urbana Parks. In this blog post, the Foundation’s events committee shares with you ten reasons why you NEED to attend Barn Bash!

2019 Annual Dinner

Urbana Parks Foundation Host 2019 Annual Dinner

The Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) hosted their annual dinner this past Thursday, March 14th at the Urbana Country Club. Over 80 people attended the 11th annual event. The UPF was established to help meet the growing need for supplemental support by raising funds for Urbana Park District activities. The dinner recognized donors who have helped to make a significant impact …

Getting to know UPF Trustee Nancy Schrumpf

My husband, Joe Thompson, and I were born and raised in Urbana and two of our three sons still live here; we are on our third generation of benefiting from all that the Urbana Park District has to offer. Urbana’s strong sense of community is largely due to the parks and schools and all that they do. The beauty and …

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter Days at Urbana Parks

This winter, instead of running away from the snow, embrace it! Lace up your hiking boots and head out to Urbana’s parks. Urbana is known for its four unique seasons – and with the winter months bring new opportunities to enjoy some of Urbana’s finest parks and their features.

Getting to Know Roger Digges: UPD Commissioner and Liaison to UPF

On a warm spring morning, I was walking a mown grass trail along the east side of the wooded corridor of McCullough Creek in Meadowbrook Park. I was looking for birds, hoping especially for a brilliant orange Baltimore oriole, when I saw something run across the path in front of me. It was far too small for a deer and …