Who We Are

The Garfield Park Conservatory houses two different organizations within its walls:

  1. The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA)
  2. The Chicago Park District (CPD)

The staff members differ in their expertise, from floriculturists and foremen, to educators and accountants, but work together to provide the public and surrounding community with innovative programs, a thriving collection, and educational opportunities year-round.  The facility and plant collection are owned and managed by the Chicago Park District, while the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance provides educational programming, interpretation and fundraising for the facility. Despite our separate organizations, we all work together to make the Garfield Park Conservatory a destination for all Chicagoans and a resource for the immediate community. Our friends at the Garfield Park Community Council who work to revitalize and empower the Garfield Park community recently moved to a new office, but will still host many of their meetings at Garfield Park Conservatory.