The RPlaygroundG began in February 2007 when a few neighbors got together to see if it would be possible to form a garden group in Rogers Park. Most other Chicago neighborhoods have garden clubs of some kind so it seemed that Rogers Park, with its community of active gardeners and wide parkways, would be interested in supporting a garden group. In April 2007 the RPlaygroundG launched its first public meeting at Charmer’s Cafe and since then has held meetings or events monthly between April and October, overseen several large community garden projects, has underwritten smaller Adopt-a-Public Way endeavors, and has grown to over 170 members.
- Website: www.rogersparkgardengroup.org
- Coordinator: Mama Sylvia Simmons
- Phone: 415-374-1587