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Hessel Park

1401 Grandview Dr., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
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Ranked #6 of 32 Attractions in Champaign
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Their concrete lap is almost 1 km long (~970 m), so it's really good for speed work or intervals. I also saw a few facilities for kids, and some families visiting the park on a weekend - it must be fun.

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Toledo, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took my grandsons there while we were visiting Champaign and they just loved it! Neat stuff to do, clean, beautiful, with lots of tables for picnics! The waterplay area was GREAT! The boys loved using all the sprinklers ! So fun!

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newyork
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice water sprays for kids. Many picnic tables...shade and walkingpath. Normal playground. Lots of parking

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I loved this place so very well kept. Very beautiful and peaceful place. Great place for a picnic, play tennis, children's play or just take a nice stroll.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On the first warm weekend of the year, we packed a picnic and spent the afternoon at Hessel Park. The park is large enough that we had plenty of space between us and the other picnickers. We enjoyed watching different groups enjoy the park in various ways, baseball, easter egg hunt, picnics, grilling out, etc.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My wife works right next to this park. We take walks through here often. Hessel Park is small, but it's got a nice playground for the kids, several covered pavillions w/ tables, and a beautiful landscape.

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Champaign, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have come to this park since I was a kid and enjoy it still! I like to walk around the park and enjoy the flowers. I have come here for concerts in the summer and the various events they hold here as well. Good place to watch the fireworks in July as well.

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I've loved this centrally located park since I was a kid. I visiting Champaign recently and made an effort to walk around the park and share it with my husband. It's green, large and safe.

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Champaign, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I run here every other day. I always see the park staff out early cleaning the water attraction and the rest of the park. Sometimes the park gets trashed after a holiday, but the always are out early the next morning cleaning it up. Sad that people do that, but that's another story. It has a nice sidewalk, running path... More

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Champaign
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

With its garden spots, spacious well tended lawns, tennis courts, covered eating areas, and plenty of free parking, this is a favorite destination for families and couples in warm weather. Just a block from another city favorite, Djarling's Custard Cup, it's a place to enjoy sunshine and spring breezes. Bring your frisbee.

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