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.
Beginning 7 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, Virginia Ave. between South Linden St. and Hillcrest St. will be closed to traffic. Weather permitting, road closure is expected to last until late Oct. Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through the area. Read on...
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...