Garden Plots

Garden Plot registration for 2021 is full.

2021 Program Information

Grow your own produce in an approximately 20’ X 20’ Elmhurst garden plot at Marjorie Davis Park. The Park District will rototill and stake each area – you plant, cultivate and reap the harvest. Six water taps are available and are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Weather permitting, growing season runs from May 1–November 1. A maximum of one garden plot per family is allowed. Garden Plots will be available for online registration this year.

RETURNING PARTICIPANTS: We will continue to give returning customers (those who had plots in 2020) the option of keeping the same plot or entering the lottery for a new plot. Returning participants must register between February 27-March 12 in order to secure a plot for 

NEW PARTICIPANTS: Those who did not have a plot in 2020 should register by April 1. You will then receive more information regarding the lottery to choose your plot after April 1.

  • Fee for 2021 is $66R/$86NR

Registration is available online. Registration opens Saturday, February 27 at 8 a.m. for residents.


Call (630) 993-4729 or email slagesseatepd [dot] org (S)arah Lagesse for questions or more information.

Garden Plot History

The Elmhurst Park District has worked cooperatively with the City of Elmhurst to assist with storm water management. As part of the cooperative effort, the west portion of Golden Meadows Park was sold to the City for use as storm water detention. This portion of Golden Meadows included the garden plots.  

The District recognizes the value of and enthusiasm for garden plots in Elmhurst and worked to find a suitable site for their relocation.  After ample consideration Marjorie Davis Park was selected as the new home of the garden plots beginning in 2017. Construction of the new garden plots at Marjorie Davis Park was completed in late spring 2017.