River Forest Community Gardens

The Garden plots are sold out for 2021.

Pump House Site at Jackson Avenue and Berkshire Street

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

New this year, registration for the garden plots will be opened to non-residents after a resident registration period.

Registration for the garden plot(s) for River Forest residents will open on Monday, March 1st for $25 per plot. Registration for garden plot(s) for non-residents will open on Monday, April 5th for $50 per plot. Registrations are only being accepted at The Depot (no online registration), 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest. Registration hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Participants are required to complete a registration form, sign a waiver, and make full payment before being assigned a garden plot(s). For River Forest residents, an ID and a copy of their water or utility bill are required for proof of residency. Gardens plots are not transferable.

Garden plots will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Garden Information and Rules