Items tagged: Garden Hills

Garden Hills Block Event at Citizens Park

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) and the Champaign Park District hosted the second in a series of block parties that they will co-host this summer.  The Garden Hills Block Event was held on June 23, 2016, at Citizens Park – located within the Garden Hills neighborhood.  Approximately 150 residents – consisting of mostly youth – […]

Neighborhood Coordination Assists Local Groups with STAR Service Day

On June 18, the NSD Coordination Division collaborated with the Champaign Urbana Area Project, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, and several other local groups and volunteers to implement a neighborhood clean-up initiative along Hedge Road and the railroad tracks in the Garden Hills neighborhood. Approximately 50 volunteers participated in the cleanup efforts. All tasks were completed […]

United Garden Hills Executive Steering Committee Meeting

Neighborhood Services Coordination staff attended the monthly United Garden Hills Executive Steering Committee meeting on June 6. The Steering Committee heard presentations from the Lift Them Up Program, a pilot youth engagement initiative that will be implemented in the Garden Hills Neighborhood in partnership with Rev. Barnes of the Metanoia Center and the Champaign County Township.  Lt. […]

2016 STAR Awards Ceremony

2016 STAR Awards Ceremony The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board and the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with Busey Bank and WCIA Channel 3, hosted the seventh annual STAR Awards, which was held on April 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Approximately 225 people attended this year’s ceremony.  Immediately preceding the ceremony, a reception was held […]

Garden Hills Demolition Activity

Three abandoned properties in Garden Hills have been demolished under contract by Owens Trucking and Excavating.  Work began March 21 with the demolition of 1319 Hedge Road. 1432 Holly Hill, which had been vacant for over 18 years, was demolished March 22. 1515 Holly Hill was demolished March 23. Trees that are in poor condition […]

Garden Hills Sector Engagement

The Neighborhood Services Department, in conjunction with CU Area Project, hosted the final Sector Engagement Recruitment Meeting in Garden Hills on January 23, 2016.  The Sector Engagement meetings were designed to identify and recruit sector leaders and block captains to assist in citizen participation and engagement efforts, to ensure representation from all sectors of the […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The GREEN APPLE DAY OF MULCHING at Garden Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 17 was a big success! Volunteers from the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, Champaign Park District, Unit 4 Schools/Garden Hills Elementary & BLDD Architects participated in the final phase of the Day of Service, in spite of brisk conditions. The volunteer […]

Garden Hills Community Day

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, supported by the City of Champaign, will host a neighborhood connection event on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Garden Hills Elementary School, located at 2001 Garden Hills Drive in Champaign. Volunteers from Garden Hills have been working with the City to increase participation […]

Wellness Spring Fling & Community Resource Fair

The CommUnity Matters team partnered with Neighborhood Programs Division staff to host the 2015 Wellness Spring Fling on May 18th at Garden Hills Elementary School. Numerous vendors were on hand to provide valuable information to nearly 100 Unit 4 families and community members. The CUperStars provided live entertainment showcasing the talents of local youth. There […]

2015 Wellness Spring Fling

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the […]