In the spring of 2009, Lexington Parks &
Recreation embraced the community input
for community gardens. An application
and approval process was developed and
implemented to secure success for all types
of garden projects. Types of gardens include
vegetable, perennials, median and rain gardens. All gardens include an educational component managed by the neighborhood association and an outside consulting agency.
For the past few years, two existing garden
projects have been located at Hill-n-Dale Park and Woodland Park. Under the new process and in just a few short months, many new gardens were approved, built and maintained. The new gardens are located at the Gainsway Community Center, Marlboro Park, Green Acres Park, Wellington Park, Seven Parks Kentucky Native Demonstration and Gratz Park. Also added to the gardening efforts were three new gardening programs established through the Parks Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp and two sites of the Extended School Programs, Real Summer Fun Camps located at William
Wells Brown Elementary and Southern Middle schools.
Community Garden Proposal Form
Community Garden Renewal Form
Community Garden Rules
Any person who would like to get involved with
an existing garden should contact the president
of the neighborhood association. Those wishing
to start a new project should call 288-2927 to
obtain an application.