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Community Gardens

Community garden plot in Brooklyn Park

Grow your own vegetables and flowers while cultivating a sense of community! 

General information

  • Garden plots are 20’ by 20’.
  • City provides plot and water access, gardeners are responsible for tilling, planting, weeding, etc.
  • No refunds after May 1. A $5 cancellation fee will be assessed to refunds before May 1.
  • All gardens must be attended to by May 31, planted by June 15, and have something planted the entire season.
  • Renters must have their plots cleaned and cleared by November 15.

Garden locations

  • Eidem Homestead, Noble Parkway and 101st Avenue North
  • Southbrook Park, 62nd and Douglas Drive


$50 per season

Requirements for applicants

  • A copy of a photo ID with corresponding address
  • Full payment
  • Signed rules contract
  • Signed application form

Applying for a community garden

Application forms, maps and rules at the Recreation and Parks office at 5600 85th Ave N.

Download the community garden application, maps and rules (PDF)

Priority for accepting applications

Priority for applications are given in this order:

  1. Last year's renters
  2. Brooklyn Park residents
  3. Non-Brooklyn Park residents

Applicants will be wait-listed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schedule for accepting applications

Date begin accepting Application type
Thursday, February 1, 9 p.m. Returning gardeners application deadline
Tuesday, February 13, 9 a.m. In-person applications for residents
Thursday, February 15, 9 a.m. Mail-in applications for residents processed
Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. In-person and mail-in applications for non-residents
Thursday, April 5 Registered gardeners applications for a second plot processed


Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.


Phone and email

Steve Gulenchyn
Email Steve Gulenchyn

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