Groundbreaking on our NEW Sandwich & Genoa Toddler Garden locations


Even though it’s off season we are still hard at work in our new Toddler Garden locations! In 2022 we will have a Toddler Garden in Sandwich located in Knights Park, and in Genoa located at Chamberlain Park. These gardens will have some similar features to our DeKalb Toddler Garden located in Welsh Park, but also some new, fun, and exciting structures as well! All of our Toddler Gardens are a space where organizations and the community can boost brain development in young children by using the 5 Basics while benefiting from outdoor play and connecting with nature. These spaces are open to the public AND organizations who would like to use the space for programming. Our Partners in these exciting spaces include DeKalb County Community Gardens, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, Genoa Park District, and Sandwich Park District. Stay tuned as we get closer to our grand opening in Genoa & Sandwich next year!

If your organization is interested in using the space for events, programming, etc. please contact Cary Allen, Children’s Garden Coordinator:, (815) 217-0853