22 Acres

1200 E. University Ave. | Ruby/Orange Bus Route


AMBUCS Park is a park site leased from the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District since 1960.  Originally known as Woodland Park, it was renamed after the Greater Champaign County AMBUCS service club in 2000.

This park features an accessible playground, many large trees and a ball field that is used for softball and the Kiwanis-sponsored Challenger Baseball League, a program founded by Tom Jones for youth with disabilities.

AMBUCS is a wonderful place for a picnic.The Jean Driscoll Pavilion is an open air facility that can accommodate about 120 people, and is near an adjacent playground, restrooms, grill and parking. The smaller Nick Santi Pavilion is adjacent and is also available for rentals.

An accessible playground with numerous elevated ramps was installed in 2013. The playground additionally features outdoor musical instruments on an accessible path that encircles the play areas. See an aerial site plan here.



  • Ball diamonds
  • Drinking fountain
  • Grills
  • Open fields
  • Parking
  • Paved path
  • Pavilions
  • Playground
  • Restrooms