Parks & Recreation

Norton Park


Project Status: Planning

Project Overview:

Norton Park improvements are based on recommendations made by the City Council approved St. Louis River Corridor Neighborhood Parks Mini Master Plans, passed in June 2016. Norton Park is a three acre neighborhood park in the Norton Park Neighborhood northwest of Grand Avenue. 

Norton Park is one of thirteen parks along the St. Louis River Corridor that was identified as part of the larger St. Louis River Corridor Initiative. In 2014, the St. Louis River Corridor Initiative was funded through a 0.5% tax on food and beverage and a 0.5% tax on lodging (Half-and-Half tax). Planning efforts for the Initiative included completing plans for Norton Park and other neighborhood parks within the Corridor. These previous efforts resulted in the St. Louis River Corridor Parks Mini-Master Plans, which were adopted in June of 2016.

Project Update:

We are excited to see improvements at Norton Park come to fruition after many years of patience. It is time to revisit the proposed park improvements to gather your input before final decisions are made for implementation in 2026.

A community engagement event was held on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Norton Park United Methodist Church. Based on feedback heard from attendees, there will be an online community survey later this summer and an additional community meeting in the fall to review concept plans for park improvements.


Summer 2024 - Launch community survey to gather feedback about investment priorities

Fall 2024 - Host community engagement session to discuss concept designs

Winter 2024/25 - Update designs based on feedback and prepare for fundraising

Spring-Summer 2025 - Fundraising and update designs based on funding availability

Fall 2025 - Host community meeting to finalize designs

2026 - Implement project


Please use the comment form below to share your top priorities for future investments at Norton Park. What do you want to see at the park? A new playground? An accessible connection to the court? A larger sport court? Use this form to share your ideas and inform the City's next steps.