The Red Oak Rain Garden is located between Allen Hall and McKinley Health Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. RORG is open year-round.
Directions: From Lincoln Ave. turn west onto West Pennsylvania Ave., and north on Dorner Drive.
Biking: Bike racks are just north of the garden, near the Allen Hall parking lot, and in front of McKinley Health Center to the south.
Parking: For weekday parking, there are metered spaces along Dorner Drive. On weekends, you may park for free at the meters or in the F29 parking garage, which is located at 1201 S. Dorner Drive, Urbana.
Exploring: A virtual, interactive Red Oak Rain Garden map can be viewed here.
Other things to keep in mind
Are dogs welcome?
Yes! The Red Oak Rain Garden welcomes leashed dogs to the garden. Many people walk their dogs on campus and we love seeing them. We kindly ask that dog and human visitors stay on the walkways and off the plants for everyone’s safety.
No smoking or littering, please
It’s no fun to find cigarette butts or litter in the garden. Please comply with the campus’ smoke and tobacco-free policy.
Trash and recycling receptacles are located on the west side of the rain garden.
Can’t make it to campus? For a virtual visit option, see the Drone’s Eye View of the rain garden or explore RORG’s virtual map.