The Livery has a long-standing tradition as a place for the community to gather and enjoy Community Theater, dances, special events, the farmers market, after-school events and much more! In cooperation with Wide Sky Arts Collective, and other local organizations, NPRD is pleased to continue this community tradition and hopes to enhance the overall community use and enjoyment of this unique gathering space.
The Norwood Park and Recreation District recently updated the Livery with the installation of a ‘floating’ hard wood floor. This new floor, in addition to being beautiful, is also very functional, providing a cushioned surface for high-impact activities. Come by and check it out, or enroll in Yoga, Fitness, or Zumba classes, currently being held at the Livery.
The Oliver House is a Victorian or Craftsman style house dating back to 1922. It was built by Bob White who used a horse-drawn scoop to dig out the basement. Mr. White built several homes in Norwood and several are still standing.
The Oliver House has served primarily as a private residence during it’s long and storied history, but has been vacant for several years. The Norwood Park and Recreation District has upgraded the house in an effort to restore it to functionality. The house has office spaces upstairs and classroom, event, and special use spaces downstairs.
The Oliver House and the Livery Playhouse sit on a large parcel of land which features mature trees. Recently, members of the Norwood Community Garden have invested a LOT of time, energy and effort into the beautification of this lovely outdoor space. Lory Herndon, Patti Royer, Mary Olson, and Marsha West have spent many hours restoring the lawn, flowers, and deck to this beautiful community space.