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The Champaign Park District has been awarded a $2.5 million grant that will go towards building a new recreation center.
The money comes from Illinois Department of Natural Resources and will help build a new recreation center at Centennial Park.
The new center will replace the 34 year-old Leonhard Recreation Center.
Park District Executive Director Bobbie Herakovich says her organization has never gotten this big of a financial boost before.
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The new facility will include a two gymnasiums, a walking track, and an indoor playground, among other amenities.
The park district originally applied for the grant in November 2010.