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The Bowmanville Garden Walk is Saturday, July 13 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM! Rain or Shine. For more information and Volunteering click here: BCO Garden Walk Page

What’s Coming Up!?!?

Bowmanville Garden Walk – July 13, 2019 

Bowmanville Summer Social – August 10, 2019 

Fall Community Meeting – October 17, 2019

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Bowmanville is a residential neighborhood located in the northern section of Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. The community is home to over 1500 residential households, and a small but thriving industrial corridor. The neighborhood boundaries are Ravenswood Avenue, Foster Avenue, Western Avenue and Rosehill Cemetery.

Welcome to the Bowmanville Community Organization Web site. Browse the various menu links above for information about our community and ways to get involved and engaged with your neighbors.

The Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO) is the community’s officially recognized Chicago Neighborhood Organization. It is run by a volunteer group committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life for Bowmanville residents. Since its inception in 1987 the BCO has contributed to a solid foundation of community service and neighborliness. The BCO’s purpose is to facilitate communication within the community and with local officials and other organizations to ensure that the interests of the members of the community are being addressed. Check our latest community newsletter, The BEE or the BCO Facebook page for a peak into the latest happenings in our community.

By joining the BCO, your $20 annual membership will support programming and outreach for your community.  Support your community!

Bowmanville is also home to a variety of quality restaurants, taverns, retail shops, small businesses and industry. Our local public schools are Chappell Elementary and Amundsen High School. Rogers Park Montessori School (RPMS) is a private elementary school (pre-K through 8th) located within Bowmanville’s boundaries. 

2019 BCO Gardening Season

The 2019 BCO Vegetable Garden Plot Application, for the Gateway Garden and Bowmanville Garden, is now closed.

There are still great ways to get involved! Please bookmark the BCO Gardening Schedule and email gardening@bcochicago.org to learn
more about other great ways to stay involved.  There will be tons of engagement opportunities available throughout the entire growing season.

2018 was a big year for the Gateway Garden!

The Gateway Garden continues to grow and thrive. Click here to see a list of accomplishments from this past year! (PDF)

First Friday Happy Hours!

Join neighbors at a local watering hole to connect and unwind. Check Facebook and the BCO Calendar for upcoming locations as they are announced.

Community Outreach

We have formalized a process to encourage community members or groups with Bowmanville ties to suggest outreach projects that might be meaningful to Bowmanville residents and the Bowmanville Community Organization. If you have a project idea you’d like the BCO to consider please fill out and submit this BCO Community Outreach Support Request. Recent examples of things we have supported are the BCO Amundsen Arts Thank You campaign and the Balmoral Nursing Home outreach.

BCO Phone line

Reach us at (773) 349-2268 … that is (773) 349-BCO-8!

Please Consider a Gift to the Bowmanville Gateway Garden

We know safely accessible green space is important to our community. We’ve heard it from neighbors and have seen it in the energetic response to our community gardening and greenspace initiatives over the years. The Gateway Garden Preservation & Expansion campaign is a major initiative of the BCO. Your support is important!


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