Sign up for your community garden plot on Monday, April 3 and enjoy homegrown produce.

The Iowa City Council identified community gardens as a top priority, and ICPR is excited to announce the addition of two new locations for this growing season at Reno and Kiwanis Parks. This year, there is a new benefit for returning garden plot renters. Patrons who rented a garden plot in 2016 will have the opportunity to reserve the same plot in advance of the open registration. Forms were sent out to previous renters in February with a return deadline of March 20 to save their spot.

The 2017 Iowa City Community Garden Plot program open registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3 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 their plot through Oct. 1.

Garden locations, plot info and fees:

Chadek Green Park, 1920 Friendship Street

  • Fifty six (56) 10' x 20' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-residents

Kiwanis Park, 1519 Teg Drive

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

Reno Street Park, 516 Reno Street

  • Sixteen (16) 10' x 20' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-resident

Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive

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

For more information, visit www.icgov.org/gardenplots.

Date of publication

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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