Each year, garden plots are available to residents through the Park District’s Garden Plot Program. Plots are 20 feet by 30 feet each and are $15 per plot for residents ($30 for non-residents), with a maximum of four (4) plots that each gardener may register to use.
Those who rented garden plots in 2022 may reserve their same plots beginning on March 1, 2023. Starting on March 8, 2023, any remaining plots will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved plots may be accessed from April 15 through October 15.
The Barnes Road plots have water service available by a public water supply connection at the silo. The Oakhurst plots have non-potable water made available through the use of an onsite tank (near the parking lot) filled weekly. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that either water will be made available at all times at either site due to seasonal conditions, operational resource availability, vandalism, misuse or planned or unplanned infrastructure maintenance.
The Fox Valley Park District wishes gardeners success while growing fresh, healthy produce at the garden plots!
7S505 Barnes Road (just south of Blackberry Farm), Sugar Grove Township
This area hosts 94 garden plots. All registrations for garden plots at the west location are accepted at the Cole Center Administration Office, 101 W. Illinois Ave., in Aurora. For information, call 630-897-0516. Barnes Road Plot Map
Oakhurst Forest Preserve (1574 Fifth Ave.), Aurora
The Park District offers 172 garden plots at the Oakhurst Forest Preserve on Aurora’s east side, thanks to an agreement with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. All registrations for garden plots at the east location are accepted at the Cole Center Administration Office, 101 W. Illinois Ave., in Aurora. For information, call 630-897-0516. Oakhurst Plot Map