About Us

Although the Garfield Park Conservatory first opened in 1908, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance did not form until nearly a century later, in 1998. Formed by a group of people in the Garfield Park community, the Alliance is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Chicago Park District to provide educational programming, events and resources to Conservatory visitors.

Our Vision

Garfield Park Conservatory envisions a world where people embrace and honor the importance of nature.

Our Mission

Garfield Park Conservatory changes lives through the power of nature.

Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion:

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is actively working to be more of, by and for the community. In 2021, GPCA partnered with Justice Informed to survey members of the Garfield Park community. A preliminary report can be found here (link opens in a new tab) and the final report will be listed by November 7, 2021 on this webpage.