Des Plaines Park District

Garden Plots


• Plots are at 649 S. Westgate Road, one block north of Dempster Street, adjacent to Terrace Elementary School.
• Each plot is 20’ x 20’.
• The plots will be open and ready for planting the week of May 1st, weather permitting.
Map and directions to the Garden Plots.

Have a registration question? Please call 847-391-5700.

In-season plot maintenance question? Please call 847-391-5744 (Oakwood Maintenance Facility, 1300 Oakwood Avenue)

Garden Plots close October 1
 Garden Plot Registration for 2024

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

Be sure to complete the following in order to register
Click and download a PDF, or fill them out at the Leisure Center.
2024 Garden Plot Rules & Regulations
Garden Plot Registration Form 2024
• Bring a Photo ID. Des Plaines residents must show proof of residency (e.g., a current utilities bill).

Registration for Returning Renters begins in January
Residents who would like a new (different) plot site can register Monday, February 12–Friday, February 23.

Registration for New Residents begins in February

Registration for Non-residents begins in March

Garden Plot Rental Fees

Per plot: Resident: $55 • Non-resident: $65
Senior discount: We’re pleased to offer a plots at half price to gardeners 60 years and older.

Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711