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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Potential Future Park Property in Normal

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Initial Exploration for a Future Park Property in Normal

The Town of Normal Parks and Recreation department has taken preliminary steps in planning for a future park in north Normal.  The 17-acre property is north of Ironwood on Town property, along Ziebarth Road, connecting to the North Bridge, Heather Ridge, North Field subdivisions.  The Town is working with Wight & Company to create a master plan for the park. Currently the park has no timeline or budget. The master plan will be utilized to identify funding and grant opportunities in the future. The Town held an information-gathering meeting Feb. 8 at the Ironwood clubhouse to introduce the concept and gather input from residents. Approximately 35 were in attendance. Commonly mentioned requests included walking and bike paths and accessible play areas. If you have any questions, please email Normal Parks & Rec Director Doug Damery at


Tuesday, Feb. 8: Public Meeting to provide input for a Site Master Plan for a potential future park on Ziebarth Rd. 

Commonly Asked Questions: 

What is the timeline for this project?

Currently, there is no specific timeline. The Town of Normal is just beginning to initiate a planning process.

How will this be paid for? 

This project currently does not have a budget. The Town is working with Wight & Company to create a master plan for the park. The master plan will be help identify funding and grant         

opportunities. The Town Council and staff work hard to use monies efficiently and effectively, often working to secure grants. Such grants could go to any community across the state and it’s important we work to bring these dollars back to our communities to provide for our residents. 


Why is this needed?

In Normal, we understand quality of life matters. The Town is more than streets, sewers and water mains. Our community is unique and we intend to keep enhancing its quality of life through a variety of projects such as this. 

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