River Forest Community Gardens

Pump House Site at Jackson Avenue and Berkshire Street

The River Forest Park District and the Village of River Forest are offering River Forest residents the opportunity to rent one to three (maximum 3) 4' x 10' garden plots per household for the purpose of a vegetable garden.

The registration for the garden plots will open on Monday, March 2. The registration deadline for spring/summer planting is April 6, 2020. The registration deadline for summer planting only is May 11, 2020. Registration is 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 of $25 per garden plot before being assigned a garden plot(s). 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

Click here for the Community Garden Plot Registration Form.


Vegetable Gardening Seminar

Saturday, April 18 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Good Earth Greenhouse Cafe

Ages 21 & up

Growing your own fruits and vegetables has so many benefits. Join Gardening Experts to learn the basics and benefits of growing your own food. This is a free program but registration is required.

  • Grow organic and save money.
  • Consume more nutrient dense foods.
  • Homegrown foods are so delicious.
  • Choose your favorite plant varieties.
  • Educate your family about growing food
Register Today