Norwood Park Advisory Council

Norwood Park Advisory Council The Norwood Park Advisory Council was formed to promote, protect and improve the quality of Norwood Park's Grounds, Fields and Facilities.

Operating as usual

11/28/2019

The next 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 4th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Olympia Park. We have the developers for 5015 N. Harlem Avenue returning.

Please join us at 4:00 PM Thursday for the ribbon cutting!
10/23/2018

Please join us at 4:00 PM Thursday for the ribbon cutting!

08/15/2018

***THE RINK***

Construction is underway at Norwood Park.

Chicago Park District
Chicago Blackhawks
Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce

08/06/2018

Please let us know your thoughts on:the Assisted living proposed for Resurrection convent on Talcott

Concerns expressed about impact of sale of Resurrection convent on adjacent land

by [email protected] · July 23, 2018

by BRIAN NADIG

Most of the concerns expressed at the July 18 meeting of the 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee about a plan to convert the Sisters of Resurrection convent at 7432 W. Talcott Ave. into senior assisted living centered around the undeveloped land next to the site.

The Sisters of Resurrection is planning to sell 13.4 acres of land next to Resurrection College Prep High School to developers who are seeking a zoning change from RS-2 to RM-6 or B2-5 to allow the convent to be retrofitted for 74 assisted living units. The rezoning would apply only to 2.99 acres, while the remaining land would continue to be RS-2, which is intended primarily for single-family homes.

“What’s going to happen to the (undeveloped land),” advisory committee member Frank Icuss asked the developers, Michael Fiandaca and Gregory Stec. “That’s the big uncertainty. It’s easier to present (the plan) to our community if we know what that 10 acres is going to be.”

Fiandaca said that he has “no interest in building single-family homes” and that any development on the vacant land would require a planned development ordinance due its large size, triggering a public hearing process.

Stec said that there have been brief talks with the Sisters of the Resurrection about a memory care center but that any development there would be far into the future. “We’re not even thinking of the back lot (at this time),” he said.

At the request of committee chairman Mike Emerson, the developers agreed to sign a letter to bring any future plans for the undeveloped land to the committee for review. The committee’s decisions on development proposals serve as a recommendation to Alderman Anthony Napolitano.

It also was reported that there would be an easement agreement between the Sisters of Resurrection and the development team once it purchases the convent. A tunnel which connects the high school and convent would remain, and the school and assisted living operators would share some utility infrastructure.

The Sisters of Resurrection also is requiring a covenant be attached to the deed, prohibiting a tavern or other uses that would be in conflict of Catholic teachings, Fiandaca said.

The proposal calls for no exterior changes to the 73.000-square-foot convent, a portion of which was built in the 1920s, and its chapel would remain, Fiandaca said. The proposed Type 1 zoning ordinance would prohibit any additions to the convent.

Most of the units would be one-bedroom apartments with a bathroom and a kitchenette, and the monthly rent would range between $4,000 and $6,000, which would include three meals a day. A senior housing management company would be hired to operate the building, Stec said.

The advisory board plans to vote on the proposal at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Olympia Park fieldhouse, 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

The Sisters of Resurrection announced last fall that it would be selling the convent and some of the surrounding land but that it would continue to operate the high school.

The Baseball Fields are muddy and unplayable once again. The former infield grass and crushed stone infield mix effectiv...
05/04/2018

The Baseball Fields are muddy and unplayable once again. The former infield grass and crushed stone infield mix effectively mitigated this issue.

A Truly Sad Day for Norwood Park.Volunteer installed turf infields are scheduled to be removed tomorrow morning. Volunte...
04/24/2018

A Truly Sad Day for Norwood Park.
Volunteer installed turf infields are scheduled to be removed tomorrow morning. Volunteers raised money and donated time and materials to install these fields. The goal of these efforts was to mitigate both extreme wet and dry conditions which the rtf fescue turf did admirably. Because of these field improvements, Norwood Park Baseball went on when all of the surrounding parks had to scrub games due to rain-outs. Now, the powers that be have decided to return to the muddy and dusty fields by removing the infields with no regard for the money and time invested by others so that our children could play baseball rather than sitting at home on their electronic devices because the fields were too muddy to play.

Holiday Tree Recycling until January 20, 2018Recycle your holiday tree and receive free mulch when available. Chicago Pa...
01/07/2018
City of Chicago :: Streets and Sanitation (DSS)

Holiday Tree Recycling until January 20, 2018
Recycle your holiday tree and receive free mulch when available. Chicago Park District
Streets & Sanitation Logo Chicago Park District Seal

Trees recycled into free mulch for residents

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, today announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.

"Holiday tree recycling is one of the many ways the City supports the recycling efforts of residents year-round," said DSS Acting Commissioner John F. Tully. “We encourage residents to manage tree disposal and all of their holiday waste responsibly to protect our environment and divert as must waste as possible from landfills.”

Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals.

Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

"Recycling your holiday tree at park sites citywide can help you, your community, and the environment by minimizing waste and fostering a healthy environment," said Michael P. Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. "We value the environmentally beneficial partnership with our sister agency that encourages the public to become responsible stewards of our natural resources and in return receive free mulch when available at select locations."

Last year, the program mulched more than 21,000 trees. Free mulch will be available for residents to pick-up beginning on January 8, at six designated locations.

Participating locations include:
(*free mulch locations)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave.
Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.
Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.
North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland
Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.
Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton
For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

The Department of Streets & Sanitation handles and average of one million service requests per year, each one making a difference in our communities.

Norwood Park baseball goes on dispite torrential overnight rain. Thanks for the Midlo mix Sportsfield Inc. Our fields ha...
07/22/2017

Norwood Park baseball goes on dispite torrential overnight rain. Thanks for the Midlo mix Sportsfield Inc. Our fields have never been better.

Thank you Alderman Napolitano for spending your Saturday with Norwood Park Baseball and throwing out the first pitch in ...
05/16/2017

Thank you Alderman Napolitano for spending your Saturday with Norwood Park Baseball and throwing out the first pitch in the Skokie Orioles vs. the Norwood Astros. The Alderman reminisced of his own little league career at Norwood Park and commended all of the boys on their choice to "come out and play" rather than sitting at home on the couch. " "These are your parks, get out and use them" Alderman Napolitano said.
A special thank you to the Park District for the outstanding job they did in getting all of the fields ready for Saturday.

05/11/2017

41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano will be throwing out the first pitch at the Norwood Park Youth Baseball Games at 1:45 PM Saturday, May 13th. Please come and join us.

Norwood Park Youth Baseball needs one more coach in order to assign teams at the Major level (5th/6th grade). We need to...
04/14/2017

Norwood Park Youth Baseball needs one more coach in order to assign teams at the Major level (5th/6th grade). We need to get another volunteer to coach a team at this level by Thursday April 20th. Head coaches at this level must be at least 18 years old and have transportation since some games are not at Norwood. We play in the North Suburban League with games in Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie and Morton Grove.

If interested, please contact us via this post or call Mark at 847-514-2878 if you, your spouse or someone you know is interested in coaching this team.

02/25/2017
Norwood

Norwood Park - 2017
Baseball / Softball
Pre K – 8th Grade
Our philosophy is that every child plays and that all participants have fun while learning the game of Baseball or Softball. We emphasize team play, cooperation, good sportsmanship, courtesy, and respect to all players, coaches, officials, coordinators, and parents.

Online right now at NPYBA.org
http://npyba.org/npyba/Norwood/Norwood.html

Online registration has a non refundable $5 per player processing fee.
Register in person at Norwood Park Fieldhouse - 5801 N. Natoma
on the following dates:

Thursday February 23rd 6-730pm
Saturday March 4th 12-3pm
Thursday March 16th 6-730pm
Saturday March 18th 11-2pm
Sunday March 26th 1-4pm

01/29/2017
Norwood

2017 In person registration dates for Tball, Baseball and Softball.
5801 N Natoma, Norwood Park Field House.

Thursday February 23rd 6-730pm
Saturday March 4th 12-3pm
Thursday March 16th 6-730pm
Saturday March 18th 11-2pm
Sunday March 26th 1-4pm

You can also register online www.npyba.org
Or
Send an email to [email protected] for the link to register on your cell phone or tablet.

Evaluations for Bronco, Minors and Major divisions will be Saturday April 1st in the Norwood Park gym. You will receive an email the week of evaluations with time slots for your league.

Please contact us with any questions regarding upcoming season.

01/21/2017

The baseball season is right around the corner. Online registration will open January 23rd. In person registration dates at Norwood Park will be announced on January 22nd.

We will again offer 2 levels of Tball played exclusively at Norwood. The 1st/2nd grade coach pitch league will play mostly at Norwood with a sprinkle of games possible in Niles. Baseball 3rd-8th grade will participate in the NSYBA with games at Norwood as well as surrounding communities. Girls softball which is coming of its first league Championship will again play in the Community league with games at Norwood, Rosedale and surrounding communities.

Any question should be sent to:
[email protected]

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, Chicago Park District Announce Annual Holiday Tree Recycling ProgramDrop o...
01/07/2017

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, Chicago Park District Announce Annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program

Drop off your tree at any of the 24 locations until Saturday, January 21 to be recycled.
© Chicago Park District
Environmentally Friendly Disposal Service Provides Free Mulch for Residents

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, today announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 24 locations citywide.

"Dropping off holiday trees for recycling is a worthy act by residents as each recycled tree benefits our environment. Each year this program helps divert waste from landfills and provides residents with reusable mulch," said Commissioner Charles L. Williams, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Last year, the program mulched over 19,000 trees.

Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 24 designated Chicago Park District locations. Ornaments, lights and tinsels must be removed before the tree is dropped off. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals.

Free mulch will be available for residents to pick-up beginning on January 3, at six designated locations.

"We encourage people to bring their holiday trees to designated park sites throughout the city and in return receive free mulch when available at select locations," said Michael P. Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. "We value this environmentally beneficial partnership that encourages the public to become stewards of the environment."

Participating locations include:
(*free mulch locations)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave.
Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.
Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.
North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.
Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

12/13/2016

Reminder: Advisory Council meeting tonight, Tuesday, December 13 at 8:30 PM. We plan to meet in the East Community Room. All are welcome.

Chicago Park District Hiring Recreation Leaders to support athletic programs at CPS. Apply today!
11/16/2016

Chicago Park District Hiring Recreation Leaders to support athletic programs at CPS. Apply today!

You're Invited to the Norwood Park Halloween Party!
10/23/2016

You're Invited to the Norwood Park Halloween Party!

Congratulations Norwood Raiders-Girls Softball on Winning the North Suburban League Girls Softball Championship! Well do...
06/26/2016

Congratulations Norwood Raiders-Girls Softball on Winning the North Suburban League Girls Softball Championship! Well done ladies! and Thank you Head Coach Tom Schreiber for coaching our girls to a championship.

Congratulations Norwood Park Royals on winning the North Suburban League Majors Championship!
06/22/2016

Congratulations Norwood Park Royals on winning the North Suburban League Majors Championship!

05/26/2016

It is Thursday May 26th, we got an inch of rain last night and we're playing baseball on Fields 2, 3, tee ball and instructional tonight. We're the only games on in this part of town.

On Saturday May 14, all games are on at Norwood Park Fields #2 and 3. We had a 1/2" of rain last night. The kids are goi...
05/14/2016

On Saturday May 14, all games are on at Norwood Park Fields #2 and 3. We had a 1/2" of rain last night. The kids are going to continue to learn and improve when they are able get on the fields and play. Go Norwood Park Youth Baseball - Play Ball!

Photos from Norwood Park Advisory Council's post
04/20/2016

Photos from Norwood Park Advisory Council's post

Online right now at www.npyba.orghttp://npyba.org/npyba/Norwood/Norwood.htmlOnline registration has a non refundable $5 ...
03/31/2016
Norwood

Online right now at www.npyba.org
http://npyba.org/npyba/Norwood/Norwood.html
Online registration has a non refundable $5 per player processing fee.
Register in person on the following dates.
Thursday March 10th 6-730pm Saturday March 12th 12-3pm
Thursday March 24th 6-730pm Saturday March 26th 11-2pm
Saturday April 2nd 10-1pm Sunday April 3rd 1-4pm

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03/02/2016

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02/27/2016

Untitled Album

Basketball
02/27/2016

Basketball

Baseball Field Restoration
02/27/2016

Baseball Field Restoration

Norwood Park Advisory Council's cover photo
02/25/2016

Norwood Park Advisory Council's cover photo

Norwood Park Advisory Council
02/22/2016

Norwood Park Advisory Council

Address

5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Chicago, IL
60631

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Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
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Can we get something like this planned again for next year maybe? Throw in a “best costume” contest for kids best dressed as Sandy and Danny!
It was with good intentions that grass infields were installed at Norwood Park but they were not properly maintained over the years. The infield was very lumpy causing the ball to hop in unexpected directions and bad hops were for certain on those fields. It was unsafe for the kids especially as they get older and hit the ball harder. Thank you to everyone, past and present, that worked on the fields for the kids.