2019 Season Information  

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

Returning garden plot renters: If you rented a garden plot in 2018, you will have the opportunity to reserve the same plot in advance of the open registration. Returning renters may reserve their plot online, by phone or in-person at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center from March 8-22, 2019.

The 2019 Iowa City Community Garden Plot program open registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1

Plot locations

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

Open registration

In-person registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1 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 6:15 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. 

Beginning at 8 a.m. on April 2, all remaining plots will be available through online registration as well as in-person, and over the phone.

Plot details and fees

Chadek Green Park garden plots  

  • Fifty six (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 319-356-5100.