Nature – Children’s Garden

Children’s Garden in Bowen Park

A series of family programs that support the acquisition of good nutritional habits and the exploration of nature take place at the Children’s Garden located behind the Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park. The Children’s Garden is a fun, hands on method of engaging families outdoors in growing their own food and adding fresh foods to their diets. Employees from Midwest Generation (now NRG Energy) built and installed the learning circle benches, demonstration box, garden containers and worm box. Plantings by day campers, scouts, and Midwest Generation employees, are tended by their respective organization throughout the growing season. The Children’s Garden provides a special place for the Waukegan Park District’s nature based programming thanks to the dedication and hard work of many Midwest Generation employees. Thank you Midwest Generation!