Rediscover Allerton

July 22nd, 2014

Rediscover Allerton: An Employee’s perspective

Whenever I happen to mention that I work at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, there seems to be a common, predictable response of “Oh, you are so lucky!” and “I love it out there!” or “I haven’t been there in a while, I need to get back there soon!”.  As I read our other blog postings about re-discovering Allerton, I can relate and say that I too am rediscovering this wonderful place.  Five years ago I fell in love with… Read the rest of this entry »

March 6th, 2014

Rediscover Allerton, University of Illinois Student Tanner Callahan

Allerton Article, Tanner Callahan Long before I enrolled at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana I decided to devote my studies to the environment. So naturally, revisiting the well known formal gardens and statues that define Allerton daily this past summer was a greatly accepted privilege. Every morning I knew that something new was awaiting me while driving down that familiar narrow road surrounded by the tall woodlands and colorful prairie. When I applied for the extra help position I… Read the rest of this entry »

March 6th, 2014

Rediscover Allerton – Spring has Sprung 2014

Spring Has Sprung at Allerton Park This is one of my favorite times of year. Vegetation slowly begins to emerge from the long, cold, unsympathetic winter. Even before trees begin to leaf-out Allerton’s natural areas are provided with a welcome splash of color. In spring, the woods of Allerton Park are carpeted with more than three dozen kinds of wildflowers in hues of pink, blue, white, yellow, and lavender. These plants take advantage of the sunlight that reaches the forest… Read the rest of this entry »

November 7th, 2013

Allerton LINC to Campus

Allerton Park and Retreat Center is very lucky to be working with the Learning in Community Group from the University of Illinois. The following is one of the projects that we are now working on. By: The students of ENG 315: Learning In Community- Allerton Park Several University of Illinois students have teamed up with Park Operations to construct an 11,000 Watt solar installation at Allerton Park. To meet the goals of Learning in Community (LINC) program, to integrate service… Read the rest of this entry »

November 7th, 2013

Ten Reasons Allerton Park is Special to Me

Thank you Dick Robrock for writing such a great Rediscover Allerton Blog- It all began many decades ago when I was first introduced to Allerton Park. It has been a period of discovery as I have learned more of its history, enjoyed more of its venues, and grown in appreciation of its natural splendor. My affection for the place has only soared. 1. Robert Allerton traveled the world each winter and brought back to Piatt County unusual pieces from around… Read the rest of this entry »