Community Garden

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  1. REOPENING INFORMATION

Individuals must follow current social distancing guidelines. Spacing of a minimum of six feet between visitors and wearing of masks when social distancing cannot be achieved. Hand sanitizer and wipes are recommended.

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Romeoville and Lockport Township Cooperative Community Garden

The Cooperative Community Gardens Program is a joint effort between Romeoville Parks & Recreation Department and the Lockport Township Park District. This program was developed to serve both communities at Sunset Park (729 Murphy Drive) which is located in Romeoville, with the garden being maintained by Romeoville and the park being maintained by Lockport Township Park District. Both organizations teamed up to offer plots that residents can grow healthy fruits and vegetables for their families.

GARDEN PLOT RESERVATIONS
Returning Renter  2/1 - 2/5
Residents  2/6 - 2/12
Non-Resident  2/13 - 2/28

GROWING SEASON
4/15 - 10/28

All landscape waste, stakes & fencing must be removed by 11/1.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN GUIDELINES

  • Plots are 10’x10’ and limited to one per household. The Community Garden is open from 8am-8pm daily.
  • Lockport Township Park District and Village of Romeoville residents can reserve a garden plot for $20. Non Resident fee is $40.
  • Please visit the Romeoville Recreation Department (900 W. Romeo Road) to register and reserve a plot.
  • Make sure to bring your own watering cans to the garden; hoses are not allowed. We will provide a water supply to fill your cans.
  • Please obey all parking areas; do not drive inside the park or on the grass.
  • Fencing or mesh is not provided by the Romeoville Recreation Department, though you are allowed to divide your plot with it temporarily for the growing season.
  • No chemicals are allowed to be used in the gardens. Pesticides are prohibited due to the potential of drift/runoff. Over-the-counter fertilizers are allowed and must be used according to the instructions.
  • A $25 CASH Deposit will be required for key replacement, in case Garden Guidelines are not followed, or general damage to the garden area. 
  • The growing season ends on October 28;therefore, cash deposits can be picked up after November 12.  Key must be turned in to acquire deposit.