Norwood Park

  • 5801 N. Natoma Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Pabst
  • 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: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Basketball

Norwood Basketball

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Birwiid Oarj Senior Network

Birwiid Oarj Senior Network

Location: Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma

Notes: Food & Beverage, 12pm - 6pm, 773.631.5673

Norwood Dog Friendly Area

Norwood Dog Friendly Area

Location: 5899 N. Avondale

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

Norwood Fieldhouse

Norwood Fieldhouse

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Fitness Center

Norwood Fitness Center

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Notes: M-F, 7-2pm/3-9pm; Sa-Su, 9-2pm/3-4pm; Closed for cleaning weekdays 2-3pm ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership

Norwood Soccer

Norwood Soccer

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Gymnasium

Norwood Gymnasium

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Clubrooms

Norwood Clubrooms

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Playground

Norwood Playground

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Roller Hockey/Skating Court

Norwood Roller Hockey/Skating Court

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Running Track

Norwood Running Track

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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 88498OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom January 9, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Thursday from 10am to 2pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
Free
Yoga at Norwood 88500InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoedFrom January 7, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Running at Norwood 86758InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Adaptive Running at Norwood 86760InstructionWellness - Fitness13 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Free
Conditioning at Norwood 86597InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Conditioning at Norwood 86596InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Norwood 80927CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 15CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$253.00
Day Camp at Norwood 80994CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Family Swim at Norwood 87237OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Lap Swim at Norwood 87406OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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 81655CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$166.00
Leadership Camp at Norwood 81655CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$166.00
Leadership Camp at Norwood 81655CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$166.00
Leadership Camp at Norwood 81655CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$166.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 81327InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 81329InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 81331InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 81326InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Norwood 87233OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Norwood 87234OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Free
Open Swim at Norwood 87236OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to 1pm
Free
Open Swim at Norwood 87235OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Free
Pilates at Norwood 87168InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Pilates at Norwood 87169InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Norwood 81572CampsCamps - Sports15 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$253.00
Sports Camp at Norwood 81585CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 14CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$50.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 81633InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 31, 2014
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
Yoga/Pilates at Norwood 81795InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Yoga/Pilates at Norwood 86306InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$15.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Concessions Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma 1 Food & Beverage, 12pm - 6pm, 773.631.5673
Dog Friendly Areas 5899 N. Avondale 1 .13 acres, located just north of service yard on Avondale Ave.. Doggie drinking fountain.
Fieldhouse 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 2
Fitness Centers 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1 M-F, 7-2pm/3-9pm; Sa-Su, 9-2pm/3-4pm; Closed for cleaning weekdays 2-3pm ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 6
Playgrounds 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Roller Hockey Rinks 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Running Tracks 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 0
Swimming Pools 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 5801 N. Natoma Ave. 4
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.