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 Park Pool

Norwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)631-5359

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Lift

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162124InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts7 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$9.00
Arts & Crafts at Norwood 162162InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 21:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Baseball at Norwood 163216InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/23 00:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162240InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 25Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
Basketball at Norwood 162335InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball at Norwood 162333InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Basketball at Norwood 162334InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Bitty Basketball at Norwood 163930InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:45From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Bocce (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162480InstructionSports - Bocce8 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Bocce at Norwood 162481InstructionSports - Bocce60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162482InstructionSports - Bocce8 and upCoed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162493InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Norwood 162538InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/22 21:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Circuit Training at Norwood 162562InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162585InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cross Country at Norwood 162595InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/06 23:30From September 6, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$14.00
Drama (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162689InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater8 and upCoed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$9.00
Flag Football (Special Recreation) at Norwood 162777InstructionSports - Football15 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$9.00
Flag Football at Norwood 162798InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Flag Football at Norwood 162799InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 162842InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 162841InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 162840InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Fun and Games at Norwood 162910InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:35From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:35pm to 2:15pm
$13.00
High Impact Aerobics Partnership at Norwood 163040PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Kiddie College at Norwood 163172InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$151.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Norwood 163426InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$27.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 163457InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 163532InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1y 4m but less than 2Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$27.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Norwood 163531InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$27.00
Pickleball at Norwood 163668InstructionSports - Pickleball60 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$0
Pilates at Norwood 163671InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$27.00
Pilates at Norwood 163672InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$27.00
Play School at Norwood 163707InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$27.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Norwood 163724InstructionSports - Weightlifting16 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$9.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 163840InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Norwood 163929InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports60 and upCoed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Norwood 164007OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/10/13 15:00From October 13, 2016 to January 12, 2017
Thursday from 10am to 1pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Norwood 164059InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/11/07 23:00From November 7, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Norwood 164061InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Soccer at Norwood 186688InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/11/01 23:30From November 1, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
$13.00
Soccer at Norwood 164110InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$27.00
Soccer League at Norwood 164109Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$65.00
Soccer League at Norwood 164169Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$65.00
Soccer League at Norwood 164170Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$65.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Norwood 164189InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs8 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Floor Hockey at Norwood 164193InstructionSports - Floor Hockey8 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Norwood 184909InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$9.00
Storytime & Crafts at Norwood 162111InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 14:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$24.00
Tabata at Norwood 184906InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Tabata at Norwood 184907InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 01:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Tap & Ballet at Norwood 164276InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Team Gymnastics at Norwood 164290InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Norwood 184905InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Norwood 162549InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/24 01:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 164474InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$24.00
Volleyball (Special Recreation) at Norwood 164601InstructionSports - Volleyball8 and upCoed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Volleyball at Norwood 164619InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Volleyball at Norwood 164618InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$24.00
Wrestling at Norwood 164707InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 7 but less than 11Male2016/09/23 22:15From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$24.00
Yoga at Norwood 164724InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/20 13:30From September 20, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am
$0
Yoga at Norwood 164722InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$27.00
Yoga at Norwood 164723InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$27.00
Young Scientist at Norwood 162649InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 14:45From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$24.00

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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 .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.