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Local author and park district commissioner publishes new book about history of Meadowbrook Park

September 14, 2023 03:20 PM

Meadowbrook Park is a popular park not only for people in Urbana, but also the surrounding region. With its open spaces, nature, art, gardens and playground, it is a beloved park.

Roger Digges, Urbana Park District Commissioner, wrote a book Meadowbrook: A History, and it is available to the public. There will be a book release party at Anita Purves Nature Center on September 21, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Meet the author and learn how the Urbana Park District turned a farm into an iconic park that provides a unique blend of nature, art, recreation, and learning. Enjoy complimentary cookies and lemonade during a presentation by the author, followed by time for questions and answers. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase for $29.00 each plus tax.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 20 by calling 217-367-1544 or online at

Everyone is welcome to Anita Purves Nature Center on September 21 to celebrate a new book about Meadowbrook Park.





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