The Park originally functioned as a horse paddock for the Native Mounted Police Officers. During World War II the USA 503rd Parachuting Regiment used the area to construct parachute packing sheds, the floor of one of these forms the basis for the current tennis court. Today Norman Park is the focus of many local and regional community events. Monuments and memorials celebrating the history of the town can be found on the site including the ANZAC Memorial, World War II gun, W.S Howe Memorial Cairns & Bicentennial Butchers block to name a few.
See also: Gordonvale Water Tower