Carle Pavilion

Carle Park

Location: 400 W. Indiana Ave., Urbana IL
Orange/Grey/Bronze/Gold Bus Route
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About the Park:

Acres: 11

Established in 1909, Carle Park is Urbana’s third oldest park. The land was donated by Mrs. Margaret Carle Morris in memory of her first husband. Albert G. Carle. Carle Park became home to Lorado Taft's "Lincoln the Lawyer" bronze statue in 1927. The piece is located near the walkway that links the park with Urbana High School to the east. The park’s historic pavilion was rehabilitated in 2012 with the addition of wrought iron gates to protect the pavilion’s interior.

The park has a playground and practice soccer field for the Urbana Park District's youth soccer program. More than 50 well-established trees in Carle Park are part of the award winning Hickman Tree Walk among which is the largest English Oak in Illinois, located just southeast of the pavilion.

You can briefly identify different trees using the Hickman Tree Walk map and the specimen guide. Check out a view from the air on the aerial site plan.


  • Drinking Fountains
    – Open seasonally from mid-April through mid-October
  • Hickman Tree Walk
  • Open Fields
  • Parking
    – Street parking is allowed on Garfield Ave, the south side of Indiana Ave, and the west side of Douglas Ave.
    – Two-hour street parking is permitted on the south side of Iowa St.
  • Paved and unpaved paths
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Sand volleyball
  • Sculpture
  • Soccer goal
  • Free WiFi
    – Carle Pavilion WiFi

Thanks to Gary Cziko for providing some images of Carle Park.