Garden Plots

2017 Garden Plots

As you may already know the Elmhurst Park District has worked cooperatively with the City of Elmhurst to assist them with their storm water management.  As part of the cooperative effort the west portion of Golden Meadows Park is in the process of being sold to the City for use as storm water detention.  This portion of Golden Meadows includes the garden plots.  
The District recognizes the value of and enthusiasm for garden plots in Elmhurst and have been working to find a suitable site for their relocation.  After ample consideration Marjorie Davis Park has been selected as the new home of the garden plots beginning in 2017 with additional garden plots available in 2018 at Wild Meadows Trace.  Construction of the new garden plots at Marjorie Davis Park are scheduled to begin on April 3, 2017 with an anticipated opening of May 1, 2017.  Please be aware that the early spring construction could be impacted by the weather, which may cause a delay in the opening of the Garden Plots.  
Due to the limited number of garden plots at Marjorie Davis Park the District is only offering registration for the 2017 growing season to 2016 Garden Plot participants. Once we know how many gardeners will be participating in 2017 we will hold a lottery for all gardeners to pick a plot sometime in mid-February.  For more information please contact Daniel Payne at (630) 993-8940 or

What are Park District Garden Plots? 

Grow your own produce in an approximately 20'x20' Elmhurst garden plot located in Marjorie Davis Park. Plots are plowed, rototilled and staked by the Elmhurst Park District, so you can plant, cultivate, and reap the harvest. Growing season runs from May 1 to November 1, weather permitting. Water taps are available at each site and are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days per week.