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Page last updated on December 5, 2023 at 5:42 pm

About Switchyard Park Community Garden

Located on the north side of Switchyard Park, and accessible via the B-Line Trail and the Switchyard Park parking lot on West Grimes Lane, Switchyard Park Community Garden is a place for members of the public to try their hands at organic gardening in rented raised beds. Garden tools, other amenities, and education opportunities are available to gardeners as well.

Plots are available for use starting in mid-April. 

Registration and Garden Plot Rental

Garden plot rentals are closed for the 2023 season. Sign up here to receive email updates regarding garden plot rental opportunities for 2024.

Returning gardeners in good standing can register for the same plot they used in 2023 from February 19-27, 2024.

Registration for gardeners wishing to switch plots, and all new gardeners, begins on March 4, 2024 at 10am. Registration takes place online and is first come, first served. 

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.

Community Gardens Agreement

Check back for details on the 2023 Community Gardens Agreement.

Financial Assistance

Scholarship information for the 2024 season is  forthcoming. 


Registration Code 2023 Plot Rental Fee Plot Description
165203-A $45/in-city, $52/non-city Organic Raised Bed
approx. 24-32 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