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Urbana Park District suspends indoor activities for the rest of January

January 14, 2021 12:59 PM

In light of uncertain covid-19 mitigations in the area, Urbana Park District will follow public health and safety guidelines and extend our indoor activities suspension through January 31, 2021.

“We understand everyone is anxious to get back into park district programs, and we want to see you all,” said Corky Emberson, Superintendent of Recreation. “But, we want everyone to be safe and we don't want to open in violation of public health guidelines. So, we will continue to work with local authorities to make sure it is safe to open."

Emberson added, "Remember, we are offering several virtual programs, and those are open and available for registration now.”

The following safety guidelines are in place:

  • Suspend indoor fitness programs at Phillips Recreation Center, The Lake House in Crystal Lake Park and Brookens Gym.
  • Suspend indoor lap swim, water exercises, private swim lessons and swim team at Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center.
  • Suspend indoor facility rentals.
  • Suspend walk-in traffic at indoor facilities.

Be sure to follow Urbana Park District on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and for news about virtual activities the park district will put on during this suspension.

As of now, Urbana Park District will open for registration for winter/spring programs on February 1, 2021.

People can sign up for Anita Purves Nature Center exclusive guided visits by calling 384-4062. Visits will be Monday through Saturday from 12-4pm and will start February 1.

Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center will open for lap swimmers February 1. People can call (217) 367-1544 to sign up for a lap swim time starting January 25.

Fitness classes, water aerobics classes and all other in-person winter programs will start on Monday, February 8, 2021.

As a reminder, people are still welcome visit and enjoy our parks. This includes new art works at the Wandell Sculpture Garden.

As you enjoy our parks and natural areas during the covid-19 pandemic, please remember to practice social distancing.

Be sure to get outdoors, get exercise, get fresh air and take time to enjoy nature.


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