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.

Birwiid Oarj Senior Network

Birwiid Oarj Senior Network

Location Notes: Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma

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

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 Center

Hours: ,

Notes: Closed for cleaning daily 2-3pm Sign up for a membership

Norwood Soccer

Norwood Soccer

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Gymnasium

Norwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Clubrooms

Norwood Clubrooms

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Norwood Playground

Norwood Playground

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

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
Bridge Club at Norwood 96246OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/01 00:30From December 31, 2014 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Norwood 97777OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to December 10, 2015
Thursday from 10am to 2pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting (Special Recreation) at Norwood 102393InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater7 and upCoed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Acting at Norwood 104506InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 14:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$23.00
Adult Swim at Norwood 103722OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:45From March 30, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 9:15am to 11am
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Norwood 104426InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 103096InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 16:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$23.00
Basketball - Teen League at Norwood 102682Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/04/08 00:30From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$11.00
Basketball at Norwood 104662InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 18:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Basketball at Norwood 102945InstructionSports - Basketball60 and upCoed2015/04/01 19:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball at Norwood 102713InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Basketball at Norwood 102712InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Basketball at Norwood 129676InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2015/04/02 00:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Bocce - Open at Norwood 129672OpenSports - Bocce60 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Norwood 102779InstructionSports - Bocce7 and upCoed2015/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Norwood 102785InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Norwood 102835InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Conditioning at Norwood 102860InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Conditioning at Norwood 102861InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 01:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Dino Diggers at Norwood 102921InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Drawing & Painting at Norwood 129585InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Family Swim at Norwood 102989OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Golf (Special Recreation) at Norwood 103145InstructionSports - Golf14 and upCoed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Golf at Norwood 129681InstructionSports - GolfAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 00:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$12.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Norwood 103163InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 3 but less than 8Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Norwood 103164InstructionGymnastics - Competitive7 and upCoed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$8.00
Jazzercise Partnership at Norwood 129482PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:15From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$101.00
Kickball at Norwood 129675InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Norwood 103327InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than Coed2015/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$128.00
Kiddie College at Norwood 103326InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 16:45From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 11:45am to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 11:45am to 1:45pm
$128.00
Learn To Swim at Norwood 103446InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$28.00
Learn To Swim at Norwood 103447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/05 17:15From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 103716InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/05 18:15From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 103445InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 17:15From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$28.00
Leisure Sports & Rec (Special Rec) at Norwood 129673InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports7 and upCoed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:15pm
$8.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Norwood 103998InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3y 4m Coed2015/03/31 16:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$26.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 102464InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 129587InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Open Swim at Norwood 103728OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 103565InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than Coed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 103566InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$26.00
Pilates at Norwood 103832InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Pilates at Norwood 103833InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Play School at Norwood 103097InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Norwood 103876InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$8.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 103916InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 103917InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 21:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$23.00
Rugby at Norwood 129679InstructionSports - RugbyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/02 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Senior Citizens Club at Norwood 129484OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/04/02 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 2pm
$0
Soccer at Norwood 129680InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/02 22:15From April 2, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$23.00
Soccer at Norwood 129678InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
Soccer at Norwood 104776InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Norwood 104235InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs7 and upCoed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Cubs Care Softball at Norwood 104239InstructionSports - SoftballLess than 15Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Stretching at Norwood 129671InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Norwood 102915InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Tap & Ballet at Norwood 102914InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$23.00
T-Ball at Norwood 104318InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
T-Ball at Norwood 104319InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$26.00
Team Gymnastics at Norwood 104359InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 104372InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$29.00
Tennis (Special Recreation) at Norwood 104421InstructionSports - Tennis7 and upCoed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Tennis at Norwood 129674InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Norwood 129586InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Norwood 131275InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Norwood 104469InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 23:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 104504InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 17:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 104505InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 18:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Track & Field (Special Recreation) at Norwood 104544InstructionSports - Track & Field15 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$8.00
Track & Field at Norwood 104556InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Norwood 104664InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Volleyball at Norwood 104663InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
Yoga at Norwood 129682InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/03/31 13:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am
$0
Yoga at Norwood 104760InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Yoga at Norwood 104761InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Young Scientist at Norwood Cancelled129677InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$23.00

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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.

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.