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Address: 1401 Grandview Dr, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6826
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Multi-purpose park

Large park with many great futures. Lots of big trees for shade, which are beautiful in the fall. It has a standard playground with swings and slides but also has playground... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melinda F
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large park with many great futures. Lots of big trees for shade, which are beautiful in the fall. It has a standard playground with swings and slides but also has playground buildings and bridges. One of the great features is the water playground with lots of sprinklers. It has some small picnic pavilions and a large brick one that can... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived acress the street from this park. By far, the most popular and fun park in Champaign. The kids beg to go...everyday!

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Thank dkessel64
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place to walk the dog on a chilly day. The sidewalk is in great condition, and they even have a couple of designated spots for dogs to have relief, and provide bags and a designated trash can. They also have a water fountain that has a lower fountain, that I assume is seasonal.

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Thank Barbara W
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The park is located all around some major attractions plus eateries near by to choose from. The park is easy to find and plenty of parking for all. The first thing that I noticed was it's cleanliness. It had been awhile since I visited Hessel Park so I was greatly surprised by the updates to the facilities.

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Thank jamescS9977KZ
Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A great place to spend an hour, a quiet afternoon or a pleasant evening. A large pavilion can be reserved thru the park district, or there are smaller shelters and picnic tables throughout. Tennis courts, play structures, fountain for the kids to play in, plenty of trees and open areas great for frisbee or jsut relaxing. A nice sidewalk meanders... More 

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Thank david b
Champaign, Illinois
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75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

They have remolded the larger pavilion and added concreat & brick seating, which is really nice for arranging large group/family pictures. There are the resurfaced tennis courts, as well as a water park for children. There is of course the regular play equipment, as well a baseball diamond. And everybody in Champaign knows of the infamous disable fire truck! Children... More 

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Thank AVN_24
Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

excellent nature space for relaxing with family after days work. Good kids play area along with water sprays as well. Jogging / walking track with markers are great for serious buffs. Lots of beautiful flower areas at the entrance and nice volley ball & tennis courts. Overall, excellent place to go for gatherings along with barbecue and some fun time.

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Thank Don M
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Beautiful park with several play areas, a pavilion, tennis courts, and even a water park for the little ones during summer.

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Thank Wen S
Champaign, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This park has almost everything! A pavilion and other shelters for picnics, tennis courts, a paved meandering sidewalk, children's playground with water activities (summer only), bathrooms, water fountains, and lots of huge, beautiful trees! Huge open area for playing Frisbee, catch, or flying a kite. On a Saturday morning in the summer and fall you will find many runners meet... More 

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Thank Brenda M
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great place for family outing! Children able to run, play and get wet. Parents able to run or walk and bbq! Great FAMILY PARK

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