The Normal Parks and Recreation department employs 33 full-time staff
and over 500 part-time and seasonal employees. The department maintains a
wide variety of recreation facilities including 17 municipal parks that
span 700 acres of open space. Constitution Trail is a hard surface
trail through the Twin Cities that spans over 45 miles.
Additional facilities include 2 aquatic centers, an 8-field lighted
baseball and softball complex, 1 outdoor amphitheatre, a municipal golf
course, 1 community center, and a safety town highlighting road safety.
The Department also provides and manages over 400 individual recreation
programs that serve in excess of 10,000 people annually. Programs
include aquatics, before and after school programs, cultural arts, adult
fitness, teen programs, youth and adult sports.