In, around, and between the Research Park buildings, there are outdoor and indoor facilities for sports and recreational activities.
If you’re looking to relax outdoors, head over to the shaded, grassy seating space at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road just south of the Atkins Building. It can accommodate up to 1,500 people, making it perfect for dancing, playing, listening to music, and enjoying wine and local Champaign delicacies. In the colder months, have a bonfire around the fire pit behind 2100 S. Oak Street and enjoy a great view of the pond.
Join Research Park’s recreational summer sports leagues to network with colleagues while getting some exercise. More outdoor activities include a basketball court located on Oak and Hazelwood and a soccer field located at the 1800 S. Oak St. The basketball court and soccer field are open to all tenants of the Research Park. Additionally, explore the Research Park along its numerous bike paths.
One of the benefits for employees who work in Research Park operations is access to the ARC (the university recreation center) at university staff rates.