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Park with a Fountain; do not miss when sunlight is playing on it !

Simple & Sophisticated - at the same time. The fountain and artistic sculptors are contemporary but... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Don M
Doha, Qatar
Pleasant Park for Taste of Champaign

We came to this park for the Taste of Champaign and had a great time. The park itself is large and... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Nov 3, 2018
“Park with a Fountain; do not miss when sunlight is playing on it !”
Aug 21, 2018
“Pleasant Park for Taste of Champaign”
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Simple & Sophisticated - at the same time. The fountain and artistic sculptors are contemporary but the park itself is basic what we look for in a park – quiet, peaceful & a calm stress-buster. We enjoyed as a family and even better while in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We came to this park for the Taste of Champaign and had a great time. The park itself is large and fairly simple, with an interesting fountain and good tree cover. If you have an opportunity to visit the Taste of Champaign, you can enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We spent only a short time here, but it seemed to be a safe area, bordered by a busy street and quiet neighborhoods. Seems to be well maintained and large enough to accommodate varied activities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James M
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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!

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jeffmY8705JY
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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