We have endless ways to escape into nature with dozens of parks and five forest preserves. We challenge you to visit as many as possible to discover all of the great features and hidden gems found within.

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Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Time Rd.

Monticello, IL 61856


Aikman Wildlife Adventure

125 N. County Rd. 425 E.

Arcola, IL 61910


Ambucs Park

1140 E. University Ave.


Arboretum at the University of Illinois

1800 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801


Blair Park

1406 S. Broadway Ave.


Brent Johnson Park

1202 E. Oak Valley Rd.

Mahomet, IL 61853


Bridle Leash Park

Western Hills Dr

Mahomet, IL 61853


Burwash Park

350 Burwash Ave

Savoy, IL 61874


Canaday Park

300 S. Lierman Ave.


Carle Park

400 W. Indiana Ave.


Centennial Park

2200 W. Kirby Ave.

Champaign, IL 61821


Champaign Bark District Dog Park

Southeast corner of Windsor Rd. and Rising Rd.

Champaign, IL 61822


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