Humboldt Park

Ashford Annie Beck Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map This garden was started after a house was torn down and the neighbors (the Ashford family) decided to transform the lot into a garden to beautify the neighborhood. The garden was originally called the Ashford Garden, was renamed the Keystone Garden, and finally, after garden leader Annie Beck passed… Read more Ashford Annie Beck Garden

Super Block Park

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden started in 1996 because Commander Bowling of the 11th District Police Department had a dream: if he could clean up one of the worst blocks in the 11th District, he could clean them all up. The lot was vacant and many people were using the space to… Read more Super Block Park

Morse School Bird Habitat

View NeighborSpace in a larger map For the past decade, Audrey Williams has led efforts to beautify this lot, growing peaches, plums, and flowers as well as tending to an apple tree. Students from the nearby charter school often take pictures in the garden after graduation ceremonies. Contact: 773.826.6461

Lion’s Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden was spearheaded by Maggie Martinez, a lifetime resident of Humboldt Park and Block Club President. The garden started in 1995 with a grant from Chicago Botanic Gardens. The Alderman supported the project if they would involved the local school, Lowell Elementary School. The garden helped beautify the… Read more Lion’s Garden

El Coqui Garden

Named after Puerto Rico’s Coqui tree frog, El Coqui Garden is a school garden for the Von Humboldt Elementary School in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Besides being a place where students learn the community garden has become a meeting place for neighborhood residents of all ages.