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Urbana Parks Foundation Distributes $39,000 in Funds to Urbana Park District

The Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF) distributed over $39,000 in funds to the Urbana Park District in April 2018 to support a variety of parks, programs, and activities. The distribution is part of the Foundations regular financial support of the District, and meets their broader mission to strengthen the the local park system and enhance the health and vibrancy of the …

Urbana Parks Foundation launches Giving Tuesday Campaign in celebration of ten years

November 2017 In celebration of ten years of supporting the Urbana Park District, the Urbana Parks Foundation will launch its first annual Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 28, 2017. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that celebrates the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy. Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, …

Whitt gift to help purchase sculptures, enhance Meadowbrook entrance

October 2017 A $75,000 donation to the Urbana Parks Foundation from Urbana residents Dixie and Greg Whitt will be used to purchase two sculptures for the Urbana Park District’s Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park and to enhance the Race Street entrance to the park. The gift will purchase the two sculptures, “Diamonds Are Forever” and “Open” by Pat McDonald, …

Urbana Parks to Grow with Land Gift

APRIL 2017 The Urbana Parks Foundation has received a gift of 29-acres of land to be developed into a new park and natural area for the Urbana Park District. The parcel lies near the southwest corner of High Cross Road (Route 130) and Windsor Road in far southeast Urbana. The donors are long-time Urbana residents Nancy and Fred Delcomyn. Both …