Norwood Park

  • 5801 N. Natoma Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Pabst
  • Park Phone: (773) 631-4893

The 14-acre Norwood Park boasts the Chicago Park District's only outdoor swimming pool on the North Side with a water slide, making it a favorite destination for summer day camps and young swimmers in the neighborhood. Sports programs for youth include flag football, floor hockey, outdoor soccer, track & field, and tumbling. On the cultural side, they can enjoy classes in acting, piano & music, and tap dancing.

Norwood Park is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with circuit weight machines, free weights, and cardiovascular machines. A 1/5-mile oval, gravel running track with lights surrounds the baseball diamonds, a outdoor inline skating area, dog park and four tennis courts sit south of the park fieldhouse.

Parents with preschoolers gather for such programs as Musical Moms, Pops & Tots, MightyFitFamily, as well as arts & crafts. A range of activities exist for adults and seniors, including sewing, aerobics, and basketball leagues. Recently the park added a Special Recreation program for children/adults with special needs.

Norwood Park hosts some of the most entertaining special events for neighborhood families, outdoor movies, Halloween parties, and its annual Dinner with Santa.

The Norwood Park Senior Center opened in September 2009 on Park District property adjoining the existing Norwood Park Field house.  This senior center offers fitness classes, computer classes, a dining room where hot meals will be served and health screenings for the elderly to the community. Info call: 773.775.6071.

The Senior Center is a partnership of the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Park District, and Norwood Seniors Network.

History

Norwood Park, located in the community area of the same name, dates to the 1920s. Thirty years earlier, the City of Chicago had annexed Norwood Park Village, already a community of substantial homes. When residential development surged after 1910, citizens created a local park district to serve the area. Established in 1920, the Norwood Park District was one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Norwood Park District purchased 14 acres for its first park in 1921. Site drainage began in 1922, and bath house and swimming pool construction shortly thereafter. In 1928, the park district added a fieldhouse with a 500-seat assembly hall. The community, the park district, and the park itself all take their names from Norwood, an 1867 novel by clergyman and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887). The moniker "Park" was added to the community name because Norwood was already the name of an Illinois post office.

Parking/Directions

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

Free street parking is available around the park.

Norwood Diamond Baseball

Norwood Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Basketball

Norwood Basketball

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Dog Friendly Area

Norwood Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 5899 N. Avondale

Notes: .13 acres, located just north of service yard on Avondale Ave.. Doggie drinking fountain.

Norwood Fieldhouse

Norwood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Hours: , ,

Norwood Fitness Center

Norwood Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

Closed for cleaning daily 2-3pm

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year, Senior (Limited Hrs)

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Norwood Soccer

Norwood Soccer

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Norwood Gymnasium

Norwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Clubrooms

Norwood Clubrooms

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Playground

Norwood PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Norwood Roller Hockey/Skating Court

Norwood Roller Hockey/Skating Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Running Track

Norwood Running Track

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Park Pool

Norwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)631-5359

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Lift

Get a Summer Open Swim Pass for Norwood Park: Monthly or Seasonal Pass

Notice Valid From: 6/8/2016 - 9/5/2016

6/17-19 and 8/29-9/5 | Norwood Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/13/2016 - 9/5/2016

6/20 – 7/4 & 8/13 | Norwood Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/13/2016 - 8/28/2016

7/5 - 8/12 | Norwood Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/13/2016 - 8/12/2016

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Events

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Enjoy a fun night out at a Night Out in the Parks event!

Urban Gateways at Norwood

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DJ Mike P at Norwood

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Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Senior Citizens Club at Norwood 135489OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Thursday from 10am to 2pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Norwood 154344OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Norwood 154582CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$263.00
Day Camp at Norwood 154652CampsCamps - 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
$401.00
Family Swim at Norwood 154777OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 19:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$0
Lap Swim at Norwood 154927OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 12:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15am to 8:30am
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 8:30am
Each Wednesday from 7:15am to 8:30am
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 8:30am
Each Friday from 7:15am to 8:30am
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Norwood 154959CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/07/05 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
$153.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 159714InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/06/26 18:15From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 155045InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 13:45From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 155046InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 13:45From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 155047InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 13:45From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 155044InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 21:15From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Norwood 155131OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Norwood 155131OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Norwood 155131OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Norwood 155171OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/21 14:45From June 21, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Pilates at Norwood 155198InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$27.00
Pilates at Norwood 155199InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 00:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$27.00
Senior Swim at Norwood 155532OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:45From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$0
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Norwood 155608CampsCamps - Sports15 and upCoed2016/07/05 17:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$263.00
Sports Camp at Norwood 155624CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$52.00
Sports Camp at Norwood 159037CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$119.00
Tabata at Norwood 154554InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 01:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Tabata at Norwood 154553InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 01:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 155674InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 21:15From June 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$28.00
Toddler Camp at Norwood 155766CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than Coed2016/08/29 15:00From August 29, 2016 to September 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Yoga at Norwood 155857InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/06/14 13:00From June 14, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Yoga at Norwood 155855InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$27.00
Yoga at Norwood 155856InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$27.00
Youth Swim at Norwood 159833OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 18:15From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0

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The 14-acre Norwood Park boasts the Chicago Park District's only outdoor swimming pool on the North Side with a water slide, making it a favorite destination for summer day camps and young swimmers in the neighborhood. Sports programs for youth include flag football, floor hockey, outdoor soccer, track & field, and tumbling. On the cultural side, they can enjoy classes in acting, piano & music, and tap dancing.

Norwood Park is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with circuit weight machines, free weights, and cardiovascular machines. A 1/5-mile oval, gravel running track with lights surrounds the baseball diamonds, a outdoor inline skating area, dog park and four tennis courts sit south of the park fieldhouse.

Parents with preschoolers gather for such programs as Musical Moms, Pops & Tots, MightyFitFamily, as well as arts & crafts. A range of activities exist for adults and seniors, including sewing, aerobics, and basketball leagues. Recently the park added a Special Recreation program for children/adults with special needs.

Norwood Park hosts some of the most entertaining special events for neighborhood families, outdoor movies, Halloween parties, and its annual Dinner with Santa.

The Norwood Park Senior Center opened in September 2009 on Park District property adjoining the existing Norwood Park Field house.  This senior center offers fitness classes, computer classes, a dining room where hot meals will be served and health screenings for the elderly to the community. Info call: 773.775.6071.

The Senior Center is a partnership of the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Park District, and Norwood Seniors Network.

Norwood Park, located in the community area of the same name, dates to the 1920s. Thirty years earlier, the City of Chicago had annexed Norwood Park Village, already a community of substantial homes. When residential development surged after 1910, citizens created a local park district to serve the area. Established in 1920, the Norwood Park District was one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Norwood Park District purchased 14 acres for its first park in 1921. Site drainage began in 1922, and bath house and swimming pool construction shortly thereafter. In 1928, the park district added a fieldhouse with a 500-seat assembly hall. The community, the park district, and the park itself all take their names from Norwood, an 1867 novel by clergyman and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887). The moniker "Park" was added to the community name because Norwood was already the name of an Illinois post office.

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

Free street parking is available around the park.