Crystal Lake Park

Location: 206 W Park St., Urbana, IL
Gold/Orange Bus Route
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About the Park:

Acres: 144

Crystal Lake Park features a mature urban forest, a scenic parkway drive, the Saline branch and numerous amenities. To the north, the park hosts the Anita Purves Nature Center, Busey Woods, and Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center. Check out this Parent's Guide to Busey Woods to plan your visit. To the south, visitors will find the Lake House, a playground, and the Labyrinth.  You’ll find both rentable and first come pavilions. Crystal Lake Park is home to many special events, summer camp programs and more. Boat rentals are available in summer and fishing is a popular activity whenever weather permits.  An accessible fishing pier is located just west of the Lake House. See an aerial site map.


  • Anita Purves Nature Center
  • Boating
  • Busey Woods
  • Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center
  • Facility Rentals
  • Fishing (bank and pier)
  • Grills
  • Labyrinth
  • Lake House
  • Parking
  • Park Rentals
  • Paved and unpaved paths
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Sand volleyball
  • Swimming


Crystal Lake Park Interpretive Panels