Community Gardens in the Parks

The City of Fayetteville is promoting and expanding greening efforts in our community by providing valuable outdoor space for citizens in Fayetteville to garden together.

Participating in Community Gardens in the Parks

There are two options available for participating in the Community Gardens in the Parks program. You can register for a garden plot in an existing community garden by having your name added to a waiting list and attending spring registration, or you can work with other citizens to build a new community garden on park land near your neighborhood. Please contact the Parks Volunteer Coordinator at (479) 444-3467 for more information about building a community garden.

Please see the Community Gardens in the Parks Manual for Community Garden Development for more information about building your own Community Garden.

Existing Park Land Community Gardens

Walker Park Community Garden (WPCG)

The WPCG is located in Walker Park near the Senior Activity and Wellness Center at 945 South College Avenue. Established in 2011 with 20 plots, the garden now has 43 plots.

It is protected from deer by a 6-foot fence and supplied with two water spigots. Each plot is filled with a mix of topsoil, course sand, and compost.

To learn more about participating in the WPCG, contact us via email or by phone at 479-444-3467.

Jefferson Community Garden (JCG)

Located at 612 South College Avenue, this garden is made available for use as a community garden through a partnership between the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville School District.

Jefferson Community Garden is in the south yard of the Fayetteville Adult Education Center on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South College Avenue. With 10 plots available, the garden is surrounded with a wrought-iron fence and has a centrally located water spigot. Each plot is filled with a mix of topsoil, course sand, and compost.

To learn more about participating in the JCG, contact us via email or call us at 479-444-3467.

Yvonne Richardson Community Center (YRCC)

Designed and operated specifically for YRCC's After School and Summer FUN4KIDS programs, kids and volunteers plant the garden in spring and summer at this City-operated community garden. Program activities include field trips and food preparation in the outdoor kitchen.

The garden is composed of raised beds in a 60 x 35-foot area. Rain is collected from the roof of a volunteer-constructed garden shed. Volunteers assist with day-to-day maintenance, mentoring, and educational activities. Please contact us via email or call 479-444-3461 to learn how to join the Kids Crops Program.

Contact Us

  1. Parks & Recreation

    Parks & Recreation Building
    1455 S. Happy Hollow Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Phone: 479.444.3471
    Fax: 479.521.7714

    Staff Directory

Children plant celery in community garden while being supervised