Community Garden Plot Program

Girls (6 to 11 years) at community garden, holding sign. Main focus on blond girl in foreground.

Community Garden Plots @ Commissioners Park

The Garden Plot Program is an opportunity for individuals to be part of a community gardening program. Residents and non-residents participating in the program enjoy nature, plant flowers, grow fruits and vegetables for food, and get exercise from the practice of gardening. Approximately 24 garden plots are available to rent on a first come first served (one plot per family) basis. Plots measure 20 x 20 feet and are located at Commissioners Park. The Garden Plot season is from May 1 – October 31 (weather permitting).

Plots measure 20 x 20 feet.
The Garden Plots are located at Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave.
The Garden Plot season is May 1 – October 31 (weather permitting). Must begin planting by June 1.

The Garden Plot Manual will be available at the Founders Community Center and on the Park Districts website: The rules and guidelines within this manual ensure that all participating gardeners have the opportunity for a positive gardening experience, that garden plot sites are a positive asset to the community and that all plots are used in a productive manner. By following the rules and guidelines, gardeners show that they want the garden plot program to be an important aspect in the community. All gardeners must agree to follow the rules and guidelines of the Garden Plot Program.

Click here to download the 2021 Garden Plot Manual of Rules & Guidelines.

Click here to download the 2021 Garden Plot Code of Conduct.

Garden Plot Meeting:

An informational meeting will be held for those registered in the 2021 Garden Plot program. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 26 at 6:00 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street.


Commissioners Park
22108 S. 80th Ave (Located by the Frankfort Bark Park)


May 1 – October 31 (Must begin planting by June 1)

Garden Plot Fees:

Residents: $25/plot*
Non-residents:  $40/plot*

*A $50 refundable clean-up deposit is required at the time of registration.



Adopt-A-Flower-Bed Program

What is an Adopt-A-Flower Bed?

Adopt-A-Flower Bed is a volunteer activity where area volunteer groups “adopt” a flower bed at a Frankfort Park District park location. The adoptive group is responsible for planting flowers in May and maintaining the bed through summer and fall clean up. Maintenance includes weeding, deadheading flowers and cleaning up the bed for the winter. Beds should be planted by the Saturday following Memorial Day.

The Park District will supplies all the materials

The Park District provides all planting materials. The FPD crews will provide all the plants you need, bed preparation including fertilizer and soil amendments, mulch and watering. Volunteer groups need provide energy, time and enthusiasm! This is an idea service project for all ages – children or seniors. If you are a U of I Master Gardener, this project can earn you many volunteer hours.


If you or your group would like to Adopt-A-Flower Bed, please fill out the form and return it to the park district. The District will make efforts to assign your group to their requested location. If you have questions please call 815-469-9400. The efforts by the volunteer(s) will be acknowledged in the fall Park District Brochure.

Click Here to download the Adopt-A-Flower Bed pamphlet and Reservation Form.

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