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. Six water taps are available at each site and are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days per week. A maximum of one garden plot per family is allowed.

Fee for 2020 is $64R/$84NR; $52R/$68NR Seniors (65+)

Returning participants, those who had plots in the previous summer, have the option of keeping the same plot or entering the lottery for a new plot.

New participants, should turn their registration forms in to the Wagner Community Center by Friday, March 20. Online registration is not permitted. You will be notified by April 1 if you will have a plot for the 2020 season.

Call (630) 993-4729 or email slagesse [at] 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.