Items tagged: Garden Hills

Neighborhood Youth Provide Input on Future Park Space for Garden Hills

Staff from Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, and the Public Works Departments recently visited Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in the Garden Hills Neighborhood to work with the Youth Group. As a continuation from last week’s design session held at Hedge POP! Park, City staff engaged the youth with a “Build Your Own Park” activity, […]


Garden Hills Residents Share Preferences for Permanent Park Space on Hedge Road

Garden Hills residents were invited to the Hedge POP! Park on August 4, 2022, to share their preferences for what should go into the design of a permanent park space at the future Garden Hills Drainage Basin. The area that will be set aside for permanent park space was staked off so residents could understand […]


New Mayor Feinen Podcast Discusses the Hedge Pop! Park

Mayor Feinen talks with Senior Planner Lacey Rains Lowe and Neighborhood Relations Manager John Ruffin about what went into getting the Hedge Pop! Park up and running. The temporary park is the pilot project for the Safe Places, Active Spaces initiative, providing an exciting new neighborhood amenity to our Garden Hills neighbors. At the intersection […]


Public Invited to Roll Up Their Sleeves at Hedge Pop! Park Build Day

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association and the City of Champaign invite the community to help put the finishing touches and open the Hedge Pop! Park in the Garden Hills neighborhood this Friday. This park-building event is part of the City’s “CommYOUnity: It takes YOU to make it work!” summer engagement campaign. The public is […]


Garden Hills Winter Informational Meeting

On February 17, 2022, the City hosted a virtual meeting to share information on programs and improvement projects in the Garden Hills neighborhood. Staff from the Police, Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, and Public Works departments presented on the approved license plate readers, the Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan, the new Neighborhood Ambassadors Program, the Modified […]


Surveying Set to Begin in Garden Hills

Topographic surveying in the Garden Hills Neighborhood will begin on October 25, 2021. This work is part of the planned drainage and lighting improvements in the Garden Hills Neighborhood that will be implemented over the next few years. The City’s consultant engineer (Clark Dietz) will perform the topographic surveying in the areas highlighted on the […]


Lovin’ U Campaign

On Wednesday August 11, the Neighborhood Services Department in Partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), continued its Lovin’ U Tour with the second of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The Lovin’ U Tour is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources […]


Lovin’ U Campaign Tour is Rollin’

On August 2, the Neighborhood Services Department in, partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, kicked of its Lovin U’ tour with the first of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood.  The Lovin’ U campaign is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources and […]


Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops

Garden Hills residents can receive insights about ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money on their utility bills during four upcoming workshops. Presented by the City of Champaign and the RPC, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, the workshops are being held as part of the recently launched Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP), […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling Event

On May 13, 2019, more than 300 people attended the CommUnity Matters Spring Fling at Garden Hills Elementary School. This free event provided awareness about health, wellness, safety, summer camp opportunities and other community resources available to families. In addition to the resource information sharing, kids enjoyed face painting, balloons, a bounce house, and a […]