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 2022 season on Friday, April 1, 2022. 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 Saturday, April 2, 2022. 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 Saturday, April 2, 2022.


Garden Plot Locations & Fees

Chadek Green Park (Sold out!) 

1920 Friendship St. Iowa City, IA 52245

Kiwanis Park  (Sold out!)

1519 Teg Dr. Iowa City, IA 52246

Reno Street Park (Sold out!)

516 Reno St. Iowa City, IA 52245

Wetherby Park (Sold out!) 

2400 Taylor Dr. Iowa City, IA 52240

*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, icgov.org/parkprojects.


Contact Us

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