Crystal Lake Park

Crystal Lake Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Illinois, It is spread over an area of 144 acres. This place is built with such brilliant precision that it meets each and every demand of the visitor. All the arrangements such as the waterway, scenic drive, and play field are properly arranged. If you are planning for a get together or picnic with people you love; Crystal Lake Park is the right choice as it has plenty of cabins and restrooms with other facilities. This place is located at 206 W Park St, Urbana. Since 2016, the Urbana park district has been making progress to rehabilitate Crystal Lake Park and they were successful in doing so.


Walking in a good environment

Walking is the easiest and healthiest decision one can make for themselves. Science says, walking leads the human mind to be more creative and provides better ways to connect. If you are in Urbana and looking forward to a place where you can walk alongside a mesmerizing scenic beauty, go to Crystal Lake Park. You will be amazed to see the wonderful and breathe the fresh natural air inside the park. Here you will surely be lost in the attraction of the trees and flowers and get fit.

Fishing & Boating

Fishing is a relaxing activity. It gives the chance to be in the water and close to the nature. Many take this task a challenge and some do it for peace of mind.  Crystal Lake Park suits best for both beginners and experts.  You can also get the option to boat ride with your family and friends. Enjoy the peaceful environment of the lake. This experience will last in your memory for a long time.

Picnic sites & Ball Fields

Get your food packed, pick your loved ones and come to Crystal Lake Park to really connect with the nature. This is one of the attractive places for hangout. Open, green and quite enjoy the serene environment at this park. There is also ball field in this park for sport loving people.



  1. Crystal Lake Park was created in 1907 and is the oldest park in Urbana Park District.
  2. It was started as a privately owned park.
  3. Originally the park was built on 15 acres of land. Over century of growth and development it now expands till 144 acres.



There are a lot of things to do at the Crystal Lake park. You can use the ball fields to play, spend hours enjoying fishing piers, walk near the flower beds, sit in the open fields, biking trails is also fun. Apart from that they have an outdoor swimming pool, and a sand volleyball area. If you are planning to come alone or with a group this place will be a treat in both case.


What to expect

Depending on what you are planning to do here you can easily spend quality time of 3 to 4 hours. Crystal lake park is open from Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm. The parking to this place is restored. Make sure to read the park guideline on the website.


Plan a visit

Some part of park is under maintenance but you can access most of this place. The park is now open after Covid 19 but make sure to follow the guidelines. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing at this place is must. Also, cleanliness is important so make sure to keep the park clean. To access other amenities at this place please make sure to go through the Website of Crystal lake Park.


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