Campaign for the Next Century

The Campaign for the Next Century targets three specific areas of emphasis which include the following:

  • Broadening the financial base of support for UPD through the creation of the Urbana Parks Endowment. The endowment will generate a steady and reliable stream of income for UPD for years to come.
  • Revitalizing Crystal Lake Park. Critical improvements have already begun but work remains in an $8 million dollar multi-year complete park makeover.
  • Expanding funding for Youth Scholarships, so that all young people can benefit from UPD programs and facilities regardless of family income. Scholarships will help families with financial needs cover fees for summer camps, swim lessons, dance classes, and other enriching activities.

UPF chose these three targeted areas of support as they align with UPF’s mission to strengthen the local park system and enhance the health and vibrancy of the community.

Learn more about these three campaign pillars from the links below:

Urbana Parks Endowment
Crystal Lake Park
Youth Scholarships


Campaign for the Next Century "Treemometer"

Follow along as we track the campaign with this treemometer. (Last updated January 2019)