In December 2007, the Town of Normal accepted 14 acres
of land from the Shepard family as a result of a 2000 annexation. A final plat
for the park was created in January 2008. Shepard Park was dedicated on Oct. 8,
2011 in honor of the Shepard family with a ribbon cutting ceremony making it
the newest park within the Town of Normal. Since then, the park has been
further developed to provide amenities such as ball diamonds, pavilion
restrooms, playgrounds and a dog park.
Located at: 705 Hershey Rd.
Fenced In Playground with rubber surface for ages 2-12
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...