Community Garden Plots

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

Community Garden Plot Public Input

We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts, ideas, and feedback about the community garden plot program by filling out our public input survey. Survey will be available for input through Saturday, January, 1, 2022. 

Person in community garden plot

Garden Plot Registration

Garden plot registration will open to the public for the 2022 season on Friday, April 1, 2022. Registration details will be available in February. 

Garden Plot Locations & Fees

Chadek Green Park   

1920 Friendship St. Iowa City, IA 52245

  • Mini Plot (10x10') - $10
  • Small Plot (10x20') - $15.75
Kiwanis Park 

1519 Teg Dr. Iowa City, IA 52246

  • All Plots (10x20') - $15.75
Reno Street Park 

516 Reno St. Iowa City, IA 52245

  • All Plots (10x20') - $15.75
Wetherby Park 

2400 Taylor Dr. Iowa City, IA 52240

  • Small Plot (10x23') - $15.75
  • Large Plot (10x50') - $25.75

*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. 

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,

Contact Us

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

City Government