39th Street Park
Built by Caltrans in 2003, this new park sits on the corner of 39 th Street and Adams Avenue, near Kensington. With sweeping hills and gorgeous flowers, this park also features a basketball court and a large kids' playground.
North Mountain View Mini Park
The smallest park in Normal Heights sits on the west side of North Mountain View Drive between two houses. With an amazing view of the canyon, this is the perfect park to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Used by the Adams Avenue Recreation Center, this park sits just south of Adams between Mansfield Street and 35 th Street.
Old Trolley Barn Park
What was once a Trolley Carbarn site on Adams Avenue is now a thriving community park. Lined with tall palm trees, Trolley Barn Park features beautiful greenery and a kids' playground. During the summer, concerts are held every Friday in the evenings. Live music ranges from reggae to blues to oldies. The park is located at Adams Avenue between Alabama Street and Park Avenue.
Normal Heights and the surrounding Adams Avenue area is known throughout the county for its annual street fairs and festivals. Occurring from April through September, people gather from miles around at these fun daytime events.
Adams Avenue Roots Festival
Usually on a weekend in late April, the Roots Festival is a free event. Listen to some great live folk and roots music in all genres, including rockabilly, Cajun, bluegrass, and Honky-tonk. In addition to the tunes, check out many arts and crafts booths, chow down on some delicious food, or quench your thirst in the beer garden. For updates and info, go to http://www.adamsaveonline.com/RootsFestival.
Taste of Adams Avenue
Late June brings a day of delicious food at the Taste of Adams Avenue. All the best restaurants in the area open their doors and offer up some of their best dishes for the public to try. Some places will let the “Tasters” enjoy whole meals, while others let visitors sample some of the yummiest morsels. Get to know the neighborhood on this walking tour of great dining in Normal Heights. Visit http://www.adamsaveonline.com/Taste for more information.
Adams Avenue Antiques Faire
The free Antiques Faire on Antique Row in Normal Heights takes place on a Sunday in late July. Antique dealers from all over Southern California display thousands of antiques and collectibles, including furniture, art, toys, jewelry, and glassware, among many other items. Find out more at www.adamsaveonline.com/Antiques.
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Known as Southern California 's largest free music festival, the Adams Ave Street Fair takes place in late September and attracts thousands. With more than 70 musical acts slated for the 2006 fair, there is something for everyone, from jazz to blues to rock to country. In addition there are three beer gardens, carnival rides, family activities and over 300 food and arts & crafts booths. The festival takes over Adams Avenue from 35 th Street to Bancroft Street in Normal Heights. For more info on the fair, check out www.adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair.