The Norridge Park District was established in 1955 to serve the recreational needs of the community of Norridge as well as portions of Harwood Heights. The District currently manages 20.3 acres of park and open space, as well as the Norridge Recreation Center, the Pool & Fitness Center and the Early Care & Preschool Academy.
The Norridge Recreation Center features a regulation size - for grade school - gymnasium for basketball and volleyball use, 4 multi-purpose rooms (one of which has a full, working kitchen), 2 music studios (one for piano lessons and the other for guitar/drum lessons), the administrative offices and a Board Room.
The Pool & Fitness Center is home to our outdoor swimming pool, a baby pool, a Splash Pad with water features, 2 water slides, a concession stand and an adult tanning deck. The Fitness Center features 1600 square feet of cardio and strength equipment, a dedicated aerobics room with rubber floor and locker rooms with showers.
The District's main park features 2 playgrounds, 6 ball fields, 6 outdoor basketball courts, 5 tennis courts, 1 in-line hockey court, 2 bocce ball courts and 6 horseshoe courts.
In addition to the main park, the District has another park site located at Montrose Ave. and Octavia, known as the Iron Ball Playground and providing a small playground and a few picnic tables for families with small children to enjoy.
The Park District provides numerous programs and events throughout the year for participants ranging in age from 6 months to the golden years of life. Participants partake in early childhood, youth, teen, adult and senior programming, special events, trips and fitness activities. Programs and events are listed in our three seasonal Leisure Guides, on the Park District web site and on other various marketing materials distributed throughout the community.