gardener in the spring on plot

River Forest Community Gardens - River Forest Residents Only


Pump House Site at Jackson Avenue and Berkshire Street

The River Forest Park District and the Village of River Forest are offering residents the opportunity to rent 4' x 10' garden plots for the purpose of a vegetable garden.

Registration for a single garden plot will open on Monday, February 26. Registrations are only being accepted at The Depot (no online registration), 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest. Registration hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Participants are required to complete a registration form, sign a waiver, and make full payment before being assigned a garden plot. An ID and a copy of their water bill are required for proof of residency. Gardens plots are not transferable.

Registration for a second garden plot, if available, will open on Monday, March 11.

Garden plots will be assigned on Monday, March 25, with the previous year participants having the opportunity to garden the same plot(s).

The Community Gardens is a Carry In/Carry Out site, and all participants are asked to carry out any trash they generate in the park and dispose of it at their homes.

Resident Fee: $25 per plot