Parks and Recreation

With miles of bikeways and trails and thousands of acres of award-winning parks and forest preserves, you’ll find some of the most unique recreation amenities in the region.  Take time out of your visit to explore everything from natural wonders like wetlands frequented by herons to evening concerts in the cities’ parks.  Whether it’s canoeing, hiking or a leisurely stroll among outdoor sculptures, Champaign County has outdoor fun for everyone!

Spotlight

Champaign County Forest Preserve District

The CCFPD is a true hidden gem for nature lovers and recreation enthusiasts alike.  A trip to Champaign County is not complete without a day spent exploring our outstanding forest preserve districts that span the entire county. 

University of Illinois Ice Arena

Home of Olympic Gold Medalist Bonnie Blair and Katherine Reutter, the UI Ice Arena is the perfect space for figure skating, public skates, hockey, broomball and speed skating.  It also houses the full-service Center Ice Café and four locker rooms.

Sholem Aquatic Center

The Sholem Aquatic Center is a water park oasis offering fun for everyone!  Spiraling tube slides, a winding lazy river, large lap pool, toddler pool and more.  Enjoy this cool spot Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 
201 E. Peabody Dr
Champaign
Multi-Purpose
1401 N. McKinley Ave.
Champaign
General
703 S. McDougal Rd.
Mahomet
Park
1102 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana
Multi-Purpose
300 S. Broadway Ave.
Urbana
General
2414 Galen Drive
Champaign
General
707 N. Country Fair Dr.
Champaign
General
500 W. Church St.
Champaign
General
706 Kenwood Road
Champaign
217-398-2550
1568 East Grove Avenue
Rantoul
General
Park and Broadway
Urbana
Park
1311 N. Broadway
Urbana
General
1808-A Round Barn Rd.
Champaign
General
2819 W. Kirby Ave
Champaign
General
2453 Country Road, 600 E.
Dewey
General
903 South Sunny Acres Rd.
Mahomet
217-586-6839
200 W. Flessner
Rantoul
217-893-5700
1914 A. Round Barn Rd.
Champaign
Fitness
917 Francis Drive
Champaign
General
320 W. Flessner
Rantoul
Aquatics
1356 CR 2900 N.
Rantoul
Outdoor Fun
2573 South Homer Lake Road
Homer
217-896-2455
1401 W. Green St. (basement)
Urbana
General
1728 E. Grove Ave
Rantoul
General
2702 W. Springfield
Champaign
Lake
109 S. Lake of the Woods Road
Mahomet
217-586-3360
125 S. Mattis Ave
Champaign
General
2906 Crossing Ct.
Champaign
General