Welcome to AIDS Garden Chicago

About Us

Our Mission



The mission of the AIDS Garden Chicago is to create and maintain a garden space for reflection and education about the AIDS Epidemic. The Garden honors those that have passed and those that have survived, and  celebrates the heroes of the AIDS Epidemic and their ongoing work to eradicate HIV/AIDS.

The AIDS Garden will be built along the Belmont Rocks, a space the gay community would gather at since the early days of Chicago's LGBT movement. The Rocks were about claiming the right to be, to exist, to gather outside and to be out of the shadows and the closet. The AIDS Garden seeks to help preserve that memory and to honor the history of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. It is fitting to create a garden in that Belmont Rocks space.

Ground breaking for the AIDS Garden Chicago is anticipated in early 2019 and the garden should be completed by fall 2019.

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Donate Now

AIDS Garden Chicago We are dedicated to creating a space to remember and honor the impact of HIV/AIDS in and around Chicago.   You can support the garden electronically here

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