Des Plaines Park District

Garden Plots

Garden Plots Are Available to Rent

Plant something special this spring!


The 20’ x 20’ garden plots are located east of Westgate Road adjacent to Terrace School between Thacker and Miller Streets. Plots will be plowed and made ready for planting as of May 6, weather permitting. In compliance with the Des Plaines Park District policy, we ask that you do not walk your dogs on the garden plots at any time. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the bike path adjacent to the garden plots. Our thanks go to Commonwealth Edison for their longstanding support of the program.

Garden Plot Registration

•Registrations are only taken in-person at the Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street.  Map & directions
•All renters must show a photo ID.
•Des Plaines residents must also provide proof of residency (e.g.: a utility bill), in order to get resident rates.
•A maximum of two garden plots are available to any one household.

Updated April 1, 2019

Registration is now open for everyone.

Returning renters, Des Plaines residents and non-residents.

•Returning resident renters may rent up to two of their previously rented plots per household, or request a new plot site.
•Garden plots are always issued on a first-come, first served basis.
•Proof of residency and age must be presented in order to receive resident and senior rates.

Registration for non-residents

Registration for non-residents is now open. All registrations are taken at the Leisure Center.

2019 Garden Plot Rental Fees

Per plot: Resident: $50 • Non-resident: $60
Senior Discount: 50% off for seniors 60 years and older.

Questions about Garden Plots for 2019?
Please call Cindy Yelich, at 847-391-5711, or email