Normandy Playground Park

  • 6660 W. 52nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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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.

Hours: , , ,

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Normandy 202132Team_LeagueSports - Softball21 and upMale2017/08/28 23:30From August 28, 2017 to October 25, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$225.00
16" Softball League at Normandy 202133Team_LeagueSports - Softball21 and upCoed2017/08/18 23:15From August 18, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 9:30pm
$225.00
Guitar - Group at Normandy 203040InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/10/06 22:00From October 6, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$11.00
Kiddie College at Normandy 203242InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$160.00
Little Artists at Normandy 223899InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5y 1m but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 203492InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$28.00
Painting at Normandy 203554InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/10/06 20:30From October 6, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$13.00
Play School at Normandy 203743InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 1m but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$93.00
RedCross Baby Sitter Certification at Normandy 223900InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 204210InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upFemale2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00

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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.