Normandy Playground Park

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Guitar - Group at Normandy 162959InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/10/07 22:00From October 7, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$10.00
Painting at Normandy 163509InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/10/07 20:30From October 7, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Fun and Games at Normandy 188701InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$6.00
Guitar - Group at Normandy 170073InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Normandy 170308InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4y 5m but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$149.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 186948InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 170538InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Painting at Normandy 170609InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Play School at Normandy 170769InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 4y 3m Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$91.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 188699InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upFemale2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 171161InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upFemale2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 188698InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upFemale2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Storytime & Crafts at Normandy 188700InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$6.00

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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.