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Address: 1401 Grandview Dr, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6826
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+1 217-398-2550

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Cute park with great dog aminities

Great place to walk the dog on a chilly day. The sidewalk is in great condition, and they even have a couple of designated spots for dogs to have relief, and provide bags and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk the dog on a chilly day. The sidewalk is in great condition, and they even have a couple of designated spots for dogs to have relief, and provide bags and a designated trash can. They also have a water fountain that has a lower fountain, that I assume is seasonal.

Thank Barbara W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The park is located all around some major attractions plus eateries near by to choose from. The park is easy to find and plenty of parking for all. The first thing that I noticed was it's cleanliness. It had been awhile since I visited Hessel Park so I was greatly surprised by the updates to the facilities.

Thank jamescS9977KZ
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A great place to spend an hour, a quiet afternoon or a pleasant evening. A large pavilion can be reserved thru the park district, or there are smaller shelters and picnic tables throughout. Tennis courts, play structures, fountain for the kids to play in, plenty of trees and open areas great for frisbee or jsut relaxing. A nice sidewalk meanders... More 

Thank david b
Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They have remolded the larger pavilion and added concreat & brick seating, which is really nice for arranging large group/family pictures. There are the resurfaced tennis courts, as well as a water park for children. There is of course the regular play equipment, as well a baseball diamond. And everybody in Champaign knows of the infamous disable fire truck! Children... More 

Thank AVN_24
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

excellent nature space for relaxing with family after days work. Good kids play area along with water sprays as well. Jogging / walking track with markers are great for serious buffs. Lots of beautiful flower areas at the entrance and nice volley ball & tennis courts. Overall, excellent place to go for gatherings along with barbecue and some fun time.

Thank Don M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Beautiful park with several play areas, a pavilion, tennis courts, and even a water park for the little ones during summer.

Thank Wen S
Champaign, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This park has almost everything! A pavilion and other shelters for picnics, tennis courts, a paved meandering sidewalk, children's playground with water activities (summer only), bathrooms, water fountains, and lots of huge, beautiful trees! Huge open area for playing Frisbee, catch, or flying a kite. On a Saturday morning in the summer and fall you will find many runners meet... More 

Thank Brenda M
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great place for family outing! Children able to run, play and get wet. Parents able to run or walk and bbq! Great FAMILY PARK

Thank 299gp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Park was very busy, best weather this year. All the tables were taken, but a nice person shared his with us. Good selection of playground equipment. Great path around the park for dog walking.

Thank Theresa F
Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Terrific place to play tennis, have a family reunion, or take a stroll. Tree walks are scheduled occasionally where one can listen to an interpreter on a paved sidewalk which is also good in the warm months for young families. One can also see a bird or two so bring your binoculars.

Thank jwhoyt1

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