Youth Center

youth center

Due to COVID-19, as of today and until further notice, all Recreation Facilities (Rec Office, Forum, and Youth Center) will be closed to the public, staff will still be available to answer any questions, 217-893-5700, and all of our future activities can be registered for online at We understand the frustration this leaves for membership holders and participants of current activities. Once we make the decision to reopen will be extending memberships and making up for time lost for activities. If your pass is automatically deducted from your account, we will not be deducting at this time. We are all in the same boat, this is a time for people to come together and help one another, the Recreation's number one priority is to make sure we do what we can to protect our members and participants!! Thank you and please take care of you and everyone around you!!!

Become a Member

Whether your children enjoy basketball, outdoor sports, or just spending time with their friends, then you should consider a membership to the Youth Center.  The Youth Center is for ages 7 to 14 (children ages 5 or 6 can enter with an older sibling that holds a membership).  The center provides them with activities and games to pass the time.


Memberships to the Youth Center are $30 per child ($20 for each additional family member) and expire on December 31, of the current year.   All memberships are available at the Recreation Office, 100 E. Flessner, Rantoul.  Assistance is available for memberships through the Kids Foundation.

After school activities

Homework Help
Reading time
Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
Art time


The Recreation Department offers multiple programs including dance, gymnastics, karate, multiple sports and many more.  For more info on our programs, please see our Activity Guide. 

After School Transportation

The Youth Center will no longer provide transportation from the city schools, please contact your child's school on pick-up arrangements.

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was instituted to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture​ (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).