Norwood Park

  • 5801 N. Natoma Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • 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.

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.

Taft High School Pool

Taft High School Pool (1)

Location: 653 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Location Notes: 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)534-1000

9/15-12/7 Taft H.S. Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 9/15/2014 - 12/8/2014

Norwood Tennis Court

Norwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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
Acting at Norwood 91166InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2014/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Alpine Skiing (Special Recreation) at Norwood 91272InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2014/11/01 15:00From November 1, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$3.50
Arts & Crafts at Norwood 111442InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 111440InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 110556InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Norwood 110557InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Norwood 111459OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89510InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89511InstructionSports - Basketball13 and upCoed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Basketball at Norwood 89616InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Basketball at Norwood 89617InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/10 21:45From September 10, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Basketball League at Norwood 90547Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/09/16 23:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 9:30pm
$245.00
Bitty Basketball at Norwood 89716InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89724InstructionSports - Bocce7 and upCoed2014/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89730InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Bridge Club at Norwood 111452OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Norwood 111443InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Norwood 111458InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$11.00
Drama/Music (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89920InstructionCulture and Arts - Music8 and upCoed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Flag Football (Special Recreation) at Norwood 89987InstructionSports - Football15 and upCoed2014/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Flag Football at Norwood 111497InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Flag Football at Norwood 90017InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 111496InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 12Male2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 90059InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 18:45From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Norwood 90060InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Norwood 111439InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2014/09/18 21:45From September 18, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$3.50
Fun and Games at Norwood 111441InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
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
Kiddie College at Norwood 110555InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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 110554InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 16:45From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Lacrosse at Norwood 111457InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 90490InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 90491InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 90492InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Norwood 111559InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/20 17:15From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Norwood 90652InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1y 4m but less than 2Coed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Norwood 111444InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/18 16:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Norwood 111445InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 2y 1m Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Norwood 111446InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$25.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 91167InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$22.00
Music and Movement at Norwood 111448InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Outdoor Soccer at Norwood 90764InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/06 14:30From September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$63.00
Pilates at Norwood 111435InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Pilates at Norwood 111436InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Norwood 90928InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 90975InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Norwood 111449InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2014/09/18 21:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Recreation) at Norwood 90061InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Recreation) at Norwood 90062InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports13 and upCoed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:15pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Norwood 91066InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Senior Citizens Club at Norwood 111453OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Norwood 91183InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2014/10/30 21:00From October 30, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$3.50
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Norwood 91184InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Soccer at Norwood 91235InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/18 23:15From September 18, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$12.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Norwood 91266InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs8 and upCoed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Storytime at Norwood 91466InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$22.00
Stretching at Norwood 89363InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Norwood 91168InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Norwood 91410InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Norwood 91393InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
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 Cheerleading at Norwood 111447InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 6Female2014/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Norwood 111558InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 111450InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/18 17:45From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Norwood 111451InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 18:45From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Volleyball (Special Recreation) at Norwood 110553InstructionSports - Volleyball8 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Norwood 91695InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2014/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Volleyball at Norwood 111455InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2014/09/17 22:45From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$22.00
Yoga at Norwood 111437InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$15.00
Yoga at Norwood 111438InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$15.00
Young Scientist at Norwood 111454InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00

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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.