Garden Plots


5109 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60077 Get Directions


Closes daily at 10 p.m.

2023 Garden Plots Guidelines

Garden plots are sold out for the 2023 gardening season. To join the waitlist for plots that may become available, please contact

Garden Plot Information
If you would like to have your very own garden but don’t have a backyard, the Skokie Park District offers one hundred 20' X 20' garden plots for rental. The garden is located behind Madison School, just east of the Skokie Park Tennis Center, with the entrance off of Main Street, south on Le Claire Ave. Plots are rototilled and available for planting April 1, depending on the weather. No security on site. Water is available on-site. Please bring your own containers or hoses.

Garden Park Map 
Plot Assignment
: Renters are assigned plot numbers. Renters cannot choose their own plots, but previous renters may request using last year’s plot(s). Each plot is staked with the plot number. These stakes are numbered and placed at the corner of each plot along the walkway.

Rental Cost: $41 for residents, $52 for non-residents. Due to the high demand, there is a limit of one garden plot per gardener.

When Available: The Parks Department will rototill and stake out the garden as soon as weather permits, but no later than April 1. The renter may rototill their plot again if they wish. When plots are ready, confirmation of your assigned plot number will be sent. The season ends on October 31; all produce must be removed before this day.

Location of Garden: Entrance to the garden is off of Main Street, just west of Gross Point Road or east of Niles Center Road. Garden plots are located just north of Madison School.

Water: Water spigots are located at the middle of the garden plot area. Water can be carried to your plot with your own container.

Questions: Contact Pamela Zeid at (847) 674-1500, 2715 or through email at


  • Dogs not allowed
  • Garden Plots
  • Water Spigots

2023 Garden Plot Registration

Returning gardeners may register beginning December 15, 2022.

New Gardeners may register beginning February 15, 2023 (Skokie residents) and February 22 (non-residents)

Click links below to register.

RETURNING GARDENERS available 12/15/22

NEW GARDENERS available 2/15/23 for residents and 2/22/23 for non-residents