If there were ever a park that basically encapsulates the reasons why taxpayer funded organizations like Park Districts suffer, it would be Dohme Park on Curtis Road.
We saw summer and winter and everything in between last month.
A perfect rectangle in the heart of Urbana provides a wonderful spot to have a gathering, play sports, or just sit under a tree and read a book, or even scroll your phone, if that suits you.
This unassuming park in Urbana is hidden next to two cemeteries and has an interesting and compelling history.
"It's a place for everyone to go where they feel safe, where they feel welcome."
Homer Lake sits just a dozen miles the east of the cities of Champaign-Urbana, and has become one of the most cherished spots to enjoy nature for miles around.
Grand Prairie Friends are gearing up for their annual native plant sale, but their work happens all year long.
"Equitable education needs to always be on our minds when making decisions."
Collaborating with U of I to host a safe, socially-distanced event, URBANITE re-enters the landscape of live events. The environment has changed yet their mission is still to build community and share dance, music, and culture.
"When people call or come through our doors, they are not only physically hurt but are also emotionally stressed...Their worlds are turned upside down, and it is rewarding to see and hear the relief they feel knowing that someone is finally on their side."
Tom wants you to liven up your neighborhood walks by adding BINGO to the mix.
Kingfisher Kayaking is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing affordable kayak rentals and conservation education to East Central Illinois.
Champaign-Urbana has one of the most diverse, intelligent, and interesting communities in the state. Our Culture section highlights those people, places, and events that make us proud to live here.