Community Gardens in the Parks

Community gardens in the parks provides opportunities for citizens to work together with neighbors to participate in or start a community garden in a local park. 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.


2021 Spring Garden Registration will be taking place in February and March, 2021.

  • Current Returning Gardener Registration: February 22 - 26
  • New Gardeners (not currently participating in the garden program): March 8 - 12

Please contact Parks Volunteers via email for more information.

Participating in Community Gardens

There are 2 options available for participating in the community gardens in the parks program. You can participate in an existing park land 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 community garden on park land near your neighborhood. To have your name added to the waiting list email Parks Volunteers.

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 33 plots.

It is protected from deer by a 6 foot fence and supplied with 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 WPCG, contact Parks Volunteers via email. You may also reach us by phone at 479-444-3467.

Children look at plots they filled with plants in a community garden

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 Parks Volunteers via email. You can also contact us by phone 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 foot by 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 the Yvonne Richardson Community Center via email or by phone at 479-444-3461 to learn how to join the Kids Crops Program.

Children plant celery in community garden while being supervised
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