Underwood Park History

In 1964, plans were approved for Maplewood Park, a 10-acre facility off Linden and Jersey. The project cost between $70,000 and $80,000 and took several years to complete. It included an outhouse building, multi-purpose area for basketball, shuffleboard, ice-skating and volleyball. In 1982, the park was renamed Underwood Park in honor of Robert C. Underwood, a former Illinois Supreme Court Justice and active member in the Normal community. In 2007, the Town purchased another 6 acres and expanded Underwood, connecting it to Constitution Trail.

Located at: 200 Jersey Ave.


  • Restrooms- Permanent 
  • Drinking Fountains 
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Playground for ages 5-12
  • Parent-Child Swing
  • Tire Swing
  • Soccer Field
  • Pickleball Courts 
  • Basketball
  • Natural Area 
  • Access to Constitution Trail
Basketball Court
Trail Access 1