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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Meadowbrook Park

2808 S Race St

Urbana, IL 61801


Wandell Sculpture Garden

2808 S Race St


Aikman Wildlife Adventure

125 N. County Rd. 425 E.

Arcola, IL 61910


Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello, IL 61856


Ambucs Park

1140 E. University Ave.


Arboretum at the University of Illinois

1800 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801


Arcola City Park

Arcola, IL 61910


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.


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