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

Location Notes: 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 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

Taft High School Pool

Taft High School Pool (1)

Location: 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)534-1000

Taft High School Pool Closed 12/13/14 - 1/4/15

Notice Valid From: 12/8/2014 - 1/5/2015

1/5 - 3/22/15 Taft High School Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 12/18/2014 - 3/23/2015

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
High-Impact Aerobics Partnership at Norwood 111494PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2014/09/08 14:15From September 8, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$48.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Norwood 95805InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Adult Swim at Norwood 97376OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2015 to March 22, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Norwood Cancelled95846InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Art & ABCs at Norwood 95870InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Norwood 98421InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 96354InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 112453InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Basketball at Norwood 96273InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 20:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$5.00
Basketball at Norwood 96090InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/14 22:00From January 14, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball at Norwood 96089InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Basketball at Norwood 113938InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$5.00
Basketball Officiating at Norwood 97076InstructionSports - OfficiatingAt least 13½ but less than 19Coed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Norwood 96205InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Norwood 96220InstructionSports - Bocce7 and upCoed2015/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Norwood 97917InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
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
Dino Diggers at Norwood 96375InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Drama (Special Recreation) at Norwood 96419InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater13 and upCoed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Golf at Norwood 97879InstructionSports - Golf60 and upCoed2015/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Norwood 112640InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
High-Impact Aerobics Partnership at Norwood 96829PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/02 15:15From January 2, 2015 to March 16, 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
$99.00
Kiddie College at Norwood 96911InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$125.00
Kiddie College at Norwood 96912InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 17:45From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$125.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 97018InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 97019InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/11 18:15From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 115857InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/11 19:15From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 97017InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:15From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Norwood 97182InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 17:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$25.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 96622InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$22.00
Open Swim at Norwood 97383OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 97158InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 112638InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$25.00
Pilates at Norwood 113365InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Pilates at Norwood 113366InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Play School at Norwood 112641InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 97607InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 97608InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Recreation) at Norwood 112639InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports7 and upCoed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Norwood 97697InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
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
Soccer at Norwood 96552InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Norwood 97909InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs7 and upCoed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Basketball at Norwood 97915InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Basketball Team at Norwood 97916InstructionSports - Basketball15 and upCoed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Norwood 96684InstructionGymnastics - Competitive15 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Norwood 97918InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Snowshoeing at Norwood 97923InstructionSports - Special Olympics7 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Track & Field at Norwood 97925InstructionSports - Track & Field15 and upCoed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Track & Field at Norwood 97924InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Stretching at Norwood 96347InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Norwood 98385InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Norwood 98038InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 98026InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Norwood 112637InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Norwood 98092InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 98152InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/08 18:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 98153InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Tumbling (Special Recreation) at Norwood 98196InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Norwood 98293InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Volleyball at Norwood 98292InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Wrestling at Norwood 98366InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 9Male2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Wrestling at Norwood 113942InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 14Male2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Yoga at Norwood 113363InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$15.00
Yoga at Norwood 113362InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$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.

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.