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Address: 400 E University Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3827
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A first rate central city park.

This area used to be my Central High School play area for Gym class. It is still in good shape and is host to "Taste of Champaign" each Summer. The park district is first rate and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
jwhoyt1
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This area used to be my Central High School play area for Gym class. It is still in good shape and is host to "Taste of Champaign" each Summer. The park district is first rate and the statues are still maintained and added to all these years. A memorial for police and fire personnel is on the corner at Church... More 

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Thank jwhoyt1
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

With statues, playground, gazebo, fountain, lots of grass, sidewalks, and Pokémon, there's plenty for families and pets to do at the park. It's pretty, and in the warmer months I see photographers here doing shoots. Nice picnic spot

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Thank shirasdabomb
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

West Side Park is a great spot just off the University of Illinois campus. Fun place to spend a relaxing weekend with friends!

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Thank ElanKaroll
Champaign, Illinois
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a nice park to walk in. There is a playground area for kids as well. Then only downside is there aren't any bathroom facilities in the park. It is just down the street from the downtown area so there are businesses nearby. There are a ton of Pokestops here as well.

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Thank AliceDilts
Danville,Il.
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240 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a new place to walk.This park had good reviews so I thought I would give it a shot. I saw several other walkers and joggers.lots of concrete paths. You can't swim in the fountain though,bummer. There was a few homeless guys wondering around,not bothering anyone. The park closes at dusk.

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Thank Jeff M
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I live across from this park and it is utilized all day long a good place to walk, read, find you poke-e-man and the swings are fun. Central High School uses it for PE during the day if you are looking for peace and quiet avoid those times. I found this family picture of my Great Uncle in the park... More 

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Thank newarknancy
Cantonment, Florida
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This park is large, plenty of shade tree stand no pet friendly. Seems to be popular at all times with the locals. Beautifully maintained and easy access.

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Thank Chrissy B
Chaska, Minnesota
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a nice, community park central to many homes. We had some time to kill so spent some time in this park. It was relaxing and well-spaced. The fountain and statues were nice and included placards that gave credit to the artist. Most benches had been dedicated as well. Lots of shade and a fenced in playground would be... More 

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Thank Deb T
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Tons of Pokespots at the west end of the park! Nice park with a fountain, gazebo, and lots of art sculptures. Nice playgrounds for little ones.

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Thank Wen S
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

West Side is a great, large central park right near downtown. Lots of fun events there throughout the year. The playground is fenced in so it feels very secure to let your kid run free. Great pathways and beautiful fountain in the center.

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