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Skelton Park Transformation Ribbon Cutting

June 7 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Champaign Park District, alongside Champaign County African American Heritage Trail, and Experience Champaign-Urbana Foundation, will be celebrating substantial completion of the Skelton Park transformation during a ribbon cutting on Friday, June 7, at 12:00 p.m. at Skelton Park (101 E. Washington St., Champaign). A short musical performance by Candy Foster will follow. Media are encouraged to attend.

Skelton Park is a 1.4-acre pocket park that stands at one of the entrances to the historically African American North End neighborhood. The park has been renovated to pay homage to Champaign County’s legacy of outstanding African American musicians with several new features and amenities. These include a new sculpture by African American artist Preston Jackson, a small plaza and performance area, a seating wall and sloped berm, pathways, lighting, interactive musical instruments, and inscribed pavers.

101 E Washington St
Champaign, Illinois
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