Independence Park Community Garden

Contact Information: Email the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association at
Address: Triangle bounded by N Parkview Terrace, W Waveland Ave and N Monticello Ave
Neighborhood/Community Area: Avondale
Garden Established: 1998
Protected by NeighborSpace: Leased 2013
Social Media/Website:
Facebook: @GIPNAorgBoard
Website: Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association
Twitter: @GIPNAorg
Fundraising: Support the garden on the gipna website
Community Partners: Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association

About the Garden: The garden was started in 1998 in order to create a natural science laboratory for children who attend the three schools, which include Thurgood Marshall, Murphy Elementary, and Parkview Lutheran in the neighborhood. Since its inception it has been sponsored by the Independence Park Neighborhood Association, which is made up Middle and elementary school teachers and local residents. The garden is used extensively for community service hours by students from UCAN Alternative High School. It is described by Garden Leader Nancy Thompson as “a place of peace for many to come when they need a place to sit and be quiet.”