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.


Spring Garden Registration will be taking place in February and March, 2023.

  • Current Returning Gardener Registration: February 1 - 26
  • New Gardeners (not currently participating in the garden program): March 1

Please contact Parks Volunteers via email for more information.

Participating in Community Gardens

There are two 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 if the garden is full. 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 adjacent to the Senior Activity and Wellness Center at 945 South College Avenue. Established in 2011 with 20 plots, the garden now has 40 plots.

It is protected from deer by a 6 foot fence and supplied with two centrally located water spigots. 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

Kids Crops Garden at the Yvonne Richardson Center

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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