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 .22-mile oval [approx. 4.5 laps equals a mile], 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 Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Adult Swim at Norwood 193810OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Norwood 194035CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$276.00
Day Camp at Norwood 194105CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$421.00
Family Swim at Norwood 194238OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 19:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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 194358OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 12:15From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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 194394CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$161.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 194487InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/06/25 18:15From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 194484InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 13:45From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 194485InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 13:45From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 194486InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 13:45From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 194483InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 21:15From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Norwood 194568OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 22:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Norwood 194597OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 14:45From June 20, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 194626InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$28.00
Pilates at Norwood 194627InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Senior Swim at Norwood 194726OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:45From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 194786CampsCamps - Sports15 and upCoed2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$276.00
Sports Camp at Norwood 194799CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$55.00
Sports Camp at Norwood 194800CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$125.00
Tabata at Norwood 194834InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 01:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$28.00
Tabata at Norwood 194833InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 01:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 194854InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$35.00
Yoga at Norwood 195045InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$0
Yoga at Norwood 195043InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$28.00
Yoga at Norwood 195044InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$28.00
Youth Swim at Norwood 195079OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 18:15From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
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 .22-mile oval [approx. 4.5 laps equals a mile], 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.