Normandy Playground Park

  • 6660 W. 52nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Kathy Murray
  • Park Phone: (773) 229-1421

Located in the Garfield Ridge Community, Normandy Park totals 2.46 acres and features multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a softball field and volleyball court.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports including softball, preschool and playschool activities,Women’s Flag Football, Moms, Pops, & Tots, and scrapbooking. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Normandy Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

Normandy Park is one of many new parks created by the City of Chicago to meet increasing recreational needs after World War II. The surrounding Garfield Ridge community experienced a remarkable building boom after the war, when nearby industrial development drew many new residents. Between 1940 and 1960, population jumped from just under 7,000 to more than 40,000. The city identified two-and-a-half acres in the far western section of the neighborhood for park development in 1955. The following year, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation drew up park plans that included a small fieldhouse, volleyball and basketball courts, two softball diamonds, a spray pool, and playground equipment. Following common practice at the time, the park was named for the adjacent street, Normandy Avenue. The street name honors the Normandy region of France, coincidentally the site of the pivotal Allied invasion of Europe in 1944. The city transferred Normandy Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959, along with more than 250 other properties.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Normandy Diamond Softball

Normandy Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Normandy  Fieldhouse

Normandy Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

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Normandy  Football/Soccer

Normandy Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Descriptors: Grass

Normandy Clubroom

Normandy Clubroom

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Normandy  Playground

Normandy PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Normandy Volleyball

Normandy Volleyball

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Normandy 177775Team_LeagueSports - Softball21 and upMale2017/05/15 23:00From May 15, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$273.00
Guitar - Group at Normandy 176198InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at Normandy 176487InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5y 5m Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$122.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 197976InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 176365InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$29.00
Painting at Normandy 176235InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Play School at Normandy 176417InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$65.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 177870InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upFemale2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$24.00
Volleyball League at Normandy 177837Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball30 and upFemale2017/05/17 23:00From May 17, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$263.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Normandy 194104CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$331.00
Play Camp at Normandy 194668CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$147.00

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Description

Located in the Garfield Ridge Community, Normandy Park totals 2.46 acres and features multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a softball field and volleyball court.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports including softball, preschool and playschool activities,Women’s Flag Football, Moms, Pops, & Tots, and scrapbooking. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Normandy Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

Normandy Park is one of many new parks created by the City of Chicago to meet increasing recreational needs after World War II. The surrounding Garfield Ridge community experienced a remarkable building boom after the war, when nearby industrial development drew many new residents. Between 1940 and 1960, population jumped from just under 7,000 to more than 40,000. The city identified two-and-a-half acres in the far western section of the neighborhood for park development in 1955. The following year, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation drew up park plans that included a small fieldhouse, volleyball and basketball courts, two softball diamonds, a spray pool, and playground equipment. Following common practice at the time, the park was named for the adjacent street, Normandy Avenue. The street name honors the Normandy region of France, coincidentally the site of the pivotal Allied invasion of Europe in 1944. The city transferred Normandy Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959, along with more than 250 other properties.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.