In 1962, Normal acquired 10.5 acres known as Ash Park and the National Recreation Association developed a master park plan for the Town. In 1967, a survey showed the town needed a second aquatic center. A bond was issued to begin construction on a pool. In 1998, Ash Park was renamed Anderson Park after former Normal City Manager and Parks Director David S. Anderson. Since then, the park added several amenities which include a picnic area, playground, ballfield, basketball courts and tennis courts.
Town of Normal Parks & Recreation added educational signs about monarch butterflies and a photo-worthy set of butterfly wings to Underwood Park in addition to new birdhouses designed to attract birds to the
native habitat area. Read on...
Welcome to the Town of Normal, Illinois! A vibrant Midwestern community located in Central IL & home to Illinois State University, Rivian Automotive, Heartland Community College & Carle BroMenn.