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West Side Park

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400 E University Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3827
+1 217-398-2550
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A nice park close to the downtown

A small park with a fountain and several sculptures. Great for an after-brunch weekend walk. It is... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
Mark J
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
Champaign, Illinois
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400 E University Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3827
+1 217-398-2550
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

A small park with a fountain and several sculptures. Great for an after-brunch weekend walk. It is often used for events (Taste of Champaign) where you can see plenty of locals and University of Illinois people

Thank Mark J
Reviewed February 1, 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...More

Thank jwhoyt1
Reviewed January 28, 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

Thank shirasdabomb
Reviewed January 15, 2017

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

Thank ElanKaroll
Reviewed November 14, 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...More

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed November 13, 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...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed September 16, 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...More

Thank newarknancy
Reviewed September 10, 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.

Thank Chrissy B
Reviewed August 9, 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...More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed July 20, 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.

Thank Wen S
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