2017 Season Information

The Iowa City Council has identified community gardens as a top priority, and ICPR is excited to announce the addition of two new community garden locations this growing season at Reno Park and Kiwanis Park.  

New to gardening? ICPR is also rolling out a new Beginner Gardening program to help give individuals and families get the tools and support they need to get growing this year, while caring for their own community garden plot. Details to come.

Additionally, there is a new benefit for returning garden plot renters. Beginning this season, patrons who rented a garden plot in 2016 will have the opportunity to reserve the same plot in advance of the open registration. Returning gardeners will receive a form in the mail in the coming weeks to reserve their spot. Reservations must be confirmed by Monday, March 20.

The 2017 Iowa City Community Garden Plot program open registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3

Locations

 

  • Chadek Green Park, 1920 Friendship Street
  • Kiwanis Park, 1519 Teg Drive
  • Reno Street Park,  516 Reno Street
  • Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive

 

Registration

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4 at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, located at 220 South Gilbert Street. Plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and interested gardeners are encouraged to arrive early on the first day of registration. The Recreation Center building will open at 6 a.m. Numbers will be available on the lower level of the building near the customer service desk. Staff will call those numbers in order beginning at 7:30 a.m. These numbers are to hold your place in line only; they do not represent your garden plot number assignment. Registrants will be required to sign a lease agreement to maintain a plot through Oct. 1.

Plot details and fees

Chadek Green Park garden plots  

  • Fifty five (56) 10' x 20' plots available
    • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
    • $20.75 rental fee for nonresidents

Kiwanis Park garden plots

  • Twenty (20) 10' x 20' plots available
    • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
    • $20.75 rental fee for nonresidents

Reno Street Park garden plots

  • Sixteen (16) 10' x 20' plots available
    • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
    • $20.75 rental fee for nonresidents

Wetherby Park garden plots 

  • Thirty seven (37) 10' x 50' plots available
    • $25.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
    • $30.75 rental fee for nonresidents
  • Sixty eight (68) 10' x 23' plots available
    • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
    • $20.75 rental fee for nonresidents.

For more information, contact the City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Office at 319-356-5210.