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Page last updated on March 28, 2023 at 2:02 pm

About Butler Park Community Garden

Nestled in the southwest corner of Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, at the intersection of West Ninth and North John Streets, Butler Park Community Garden is a place for members of the public to try their hands at organic gardening in rented plots.

The garden includes 53 organic in-ground plots in two sizes and three raised beds for rent.

Garden tools, other amenities, and educational opportunities are available to gardeners as well. 

For more information about the community gardening program, or about renting a garden plot at Butler Park Community Garden, call (812) 349-3704 or email

Registration and Garden Plot Rental

As of Wednesday March 15, all plots at Butler Park and Switchyard Park have been reserved. Large plots at Willie Streeter Community Garden are still available for rent at the link below.

Willie Streeter Community Garden

Hours of Operation

Gardens are open dawn to dusk, April through October.
Switchyard Park is open from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. year 'round.

Financial Assistance

Community Gardening plot rental assistance funds have all been utilized for the 2023 season, and additional applications are no longer being accepted.


Registration Code 2023 Plot Rental Fee Plot Description
165201-A $58/in-city, $67/non-city Organic Large Plot
140 sq. ft
165201-B $45/in-city, $52/non-city Organic Small Plot
approx. 95 sq. ft
165201-C $45/in-city, $52/non-city Organic Raised Bed
32 sq. ft.


See Community Gardening main page for full details.

Sponsorships and Donations

The Community Gardening program benefits from generous donations from corporations, businesses, groups and individuals in the form of seeds, plants, tools, soil amendments and other supplies, which allow us to keep our gardening opportunities affordable to all. There are a number of opportunities to become a donor to or sponsor of the Community Gardening program. Sponsorships or donations are accepted throughout the year. For more information about making a sponsorship or donation to the City's community gardens, contact Sarah Mullin at 812.349.3704 or email