What is horticulture?
Horticulture is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as the art or science of growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, turf grass and shrubs especially in gardens. The Horticulture Department does all of that and much more as it oversees all the ground maintenance (except trees) of the parks within the Park District. The Park District has about 700 acres of developed parkland plus an additional 200 acres of undeveloped land for future use. This includes Roosevelt and Oak Parks, Corbett Field, Roosevelt Park Zoo, The Optimist Soccer Complex, and 10 neighborhood parks.