This ornamental (non-food producing) garden is maintained by volunteers from the community for the beautification of the park and enjoyment of park patrons. The focus of the garden is on plants native to the Chicago region. These plants are particularly well-adapted to this environment and provide food and shelter for local pollinators. Please feel free to visit, observe, take pictures, and enjoy. For information on volunteer days or other ways to participate, please contact

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Jefferson Playlot Park Community Garden

1640 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60616
United States