Urbana Parks Foundation Hosts 2018 Annual Dinner

The Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) hosted their annual dinner this past Thursday, April 19th at the Urbana Country Club. Over 70 people attended the 10th 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 …

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Getting to Know UPF Trustee Steve Rugg

When my wife, Debbie and our then-almost-two-year-old daughter and I moved to this area in August of 1971, we thought we were coming for three years of graduate school.  Now almost 47 years later, we are still here.  How did that happen? Well, grad school led to job opportunities here.  But by then our family had increased to four, and …

Getting to know UPF Trustee Carolyn Casady Trimble

I got married in 1965, moving to Urbana and joining my husband Ralph attending graduate school at the U of I. We often left the campus to relax with a walk in the neighborhood around Carle Park. Except for a few years away right after grad school, we’ve lived in Urbana ever since. Urbana’s wonderful parks, scattered throughout our city, …

Getting to Know UPF Trustee & President Fred Delcomyn

I love Urbana’s parks.  From the neighborhood charm of Victory Park to the open spaces of Meadowbrook, each park has its own distinctive character.  When my wife and I first moved to Urbana in the early 1970s, Crystal Lake Park was my favorite.  Only a mile from our house, it was a natural destination for my morning runs.  Monday evening …