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Dodds Park not an option for new Central site

Chris detailed the situation of Champaign Central High School not too long ago, but this coming today from the Champaign Park District, which ruled out Dodds Park as a potential location for the new CCHS.

From the press release:

For immediate release: Champaign Park District Responds to Central High School Land Request
Champaign, IL – In response to a letter dated July 7, 2014 from Champaign Unit 4 School District to the Champaign Park District regarding sites for a new Central High School, the Champaign Park District Board has reconfirmed its position that Dodds Park is not available as an option for the new Central High School. 
The Park Board recognizes Dodds Park as one of its signature parks and as a valuable asset to the community and its residents. It views Dodds Park as a crucial element in accomplishing the mission of the Park District: “To enhance our community’s quality of life through positive experiences in parks, recreation, and cultural arts.”
In addition, based on the content of the letter, the Park Commissioners acknowledge that the School District has made a decision that Spalding Park is not a good site for a new Central High School. Accordingly, the Park Board will proceed with plans to enhance Spalding Park for the benefit of the community in the near future.

For more information contact:
Joe DeLuce
Executive Director

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