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Champaign Park District facilities are available for organizational or private group meetings. Please call our Rentals Coordinator at 217-398-2591 for further information.

Park Use Permits:

Groups of 25 or more wishing to utilize a park should complete a park use permit. There is no fee for a park use permit unless park permit holder has a concert, fund-raiser or similar event in the park. Insurance coverage may be required. Please call 217-398-2591 to include an activity on the calendar.

Fire Ring:

Reservation of a fire ring requires a signed park permit and a $40 fee for residents; $60 fee for Non-residents. The signed permit and fee must be received by the Park District a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the date requested for reservation of the fire ring. Reservations are accepted beginning January through October of each calendar year.. For more information call our Rentals Coordinator at 217-398-2591.


The Champaign Park District hayrack is available for rental at $75 for the first hour and $50 each additional hour (includes driver) beginning April 1 and continues through November 1. Rentals can only be scheduled for Kaufman Lake. Hayrack rides are weekends only. Reservations will be taken at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, or call 217-398-2591.


The Centennial (Rotary Shelter) and Hessel Park Pavilions are available for private parties or reunions from mid-April through mid-October. Both pavilions seat approximately 100 - 120 people and have from 15 - 18 picnic tables under the shelter. Electricity and restrooms are available at both sites. Grills are located within the parks, however, charcoal is not provided. Reservations should be made as soon as possible and must be made a minimum of 15 business days in advance. Non-residents may reserve the shelter three weeks in advance at double the fee. Make reservations for the pavilions by calling 217-398-2591.

Pavilion Rental Policies

Rental Agreement Form (Being Revised. Please call 217-398-2591)


The Showmobile is a 16' by 32' mobile stage. The Showmobile is available for rental when not in use by the Champaign Park District. Please call 217-398-2571 to speak to our Special Events Manager for more details.

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