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.

Normandy Clubroom

Normandy Clubroom

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Normandy  Playground

Normandy PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Normandy Volleyball

Normandy Volleyball

Location Notes: 6660 W. 52nd St.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 102384Team_LeagueSports - Softball21 and upMale2015/05/11 23:00From May 11, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$255.00
16" Softball League at Normandy 121604Team_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 49 but less than 70Male2015/05/22 23:30From May 22, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$255.00
Conditioning at Normandy 102859InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Guitar - Group at Normandy 129488InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Normandy 129444InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Normandy 103616InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$36.00
Painting at Normandy 129489InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Step Aerobics at Normandy 107639InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 70Female2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
T-Ball at Normandy 104317InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Volleyball League at Normandy 104675Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upFemale2015/05/13 23:00From May 13, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$281.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Normandy 116229CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$300.00
Play Camp at Normandy 117529CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$135.00

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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.