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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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 139907Team_LeagueSports - Softball21 and upMale2016/05/09 23:00From May 9, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$260.00
Volleyball League at Normandy 142350Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upFemale2016/05/11 23:00From May 11, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$250.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Normandy 154651CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$315.00
Play Camp at Normandy 155238CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$140.00

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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.