In 1970, the Town of Normal and Unit 5 purchased 125 acres . Together, Unit 5 and the Town created a comprehensive development plan. Fifty acres would go to Unit 5 for the development of a new school and the rest was developed by the Town of Normal for a park. The development plan for the park included playing fields, tennis courts, three apparatus areas and picnic areas. In 1998, State Farm, the Town of Normal and the Bloomington Normal Girls Softball Association (BNGSA) contributed a combined $200,000 to build four new softball diamonds to hold state tournaments. The diamonds were dedicated to Bruce Callis, a former State Farm Insurance Cos. executive and avid supporter of women’s athletics. The ballpark was renamed Champion Fields and four additional fields were added. Initially, Maxwell was also home to a performance theatre. which hosted several productions. The structure burned down in May 2002.
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.