Community Garden Plots

Renting a community garden plot is a great way to get outside, meet your neighbors, and grow your own food! 

Person in community garden plot

Garden Plot Registration

Garden plot registration will open to the public for the 2023 season on Monday, April 3, 2023. Registrations will be taken in-person only at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center beginning at 7 a.m. Only one plot registration is permitted per person. Online and phone registrations will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Registrations will be taken in-person only at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center beginning at 7 a.m. Only one plot registration is permitted per person. Online and phone registrations will be accepted beginning on Monday, April 4, 2023.


Garden Plot Locations & Fees

Chadek Green Park 

1920 Friendship St. Iowa City, IA 52245

  • 10'x20' Plots: $15.75 for Iowa City residents/$20.75 for non-residents
  • Mini Plots (10'x10'): $10 for Iowa City residents/$15.00 for non-residents
Kiwanis Park  

1519 Teg Dr. Iowa City, IA 52246

  • 10' x 20' Plots: $15.75 for Iowa City residents/$20.75 for non-residents
Reno Street Park 

516 Reno St. Iowa City, IA 52245

  • 10' x 20' Plots: $15.75 for Iowa City residents/$20.75 for non-residents
Wetherby Park

2400 Taylor Dr. Iowa City, IA 52240

  • Small Plots (10' x 23'): $15.75 for Iowa City residents and $20.75 for non-residents
  • Large Plots (10' x 50'): $25.75 for Iowa City residents/$30.75 for non-residents

 

*Please note an additional $5 fee will be applied to each plot rental for all non-Iowa City residents.


End of Season

Please don't forget to remove all your non-plant material (plastic, metal, cardboard, newspaper, etc.) from your rented city garden plots by Friday, October 14, 2022.

** Due to ongoing construction at Chadek Green Park, the end of season date for that park only is October 1st, 2022.

Garden Gleaning and Clean Out Days

Iowa City Parks and Recreation staff and Table to Table volunteers will be on-site to assist with end-of-season cleanup.

  • Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
  • 9 - 11 a.m. 

Chadek Green Park Project 
Chadek Green Park

The park improvement project to Chadek Green Park includes ADA access improvements, a new restroom, a new shelter, and a parking area.

A public meeting was held at Chadek Green Park to review the proposed improvement concepts and collect public input. For those that were unable to attend a public input feedback form was also available. Feedback is currently being compiled.

For up-to-date project information visit, icgov.org/parkprojects.


Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Recreation Program Supervisor Jeff Sears or 319-356-5034.