In 1974, 4 acres of land off North Towanda Road was named Bicentennial Park in a public “Name the Park” contest. The land included a playground and a soccer field. In April 1988, the park was renamed after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The dedication was made by Mayor Paul Harmon in honor of the civil rights leader. During the ceremony, a symbolic tree planting of an Ash tree on behalf of the Black Greek Alliance took place.
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.