Medley Park Community Garden

Preliminary map of the Medley Park community garden.  Opens in new windowThe Medley Park Community Garden is an ADA-accessible garden with 40 raised garden containers measuring 4’ x 12’, surrounded by a 10-foot-high fence. All registered gardeners will have access to a shared tooled shed, planting tables, carts, and water. Container soil and plant/weed compost bins are also provided. The 2023 season will run mid-May-Oct 23 (weather dependent).    

A lottery system will be used to randomly draw names for the 40 containers (one container per household). Garden containers will not be held year to year. A lottery will be held each year.

Fees: $35 per container for Golden Valley residents, and $50 per container for non-residents (if registration allows).

The Lottery for the 2023 season is completed. Please see the timeline tab below and check back this fall for information on the 2024 lottery. 

  1. Key Dates
  • Jan 9, 8:30 am | Lottery registration begins for residents (in-person and online).
  • Jan 23, 11:59 pm | Lottery registration closes for residents.  
  • Jan 25 | Random draw for containers. Those drawn will be notified by email and will have seven days to pay the fee and sign the use agreement. 
  • Feb 6, 8:30 am | Registration begins for non-residents. (canceled due to lack of plot availability)
  • Feb 13, 11:59 pm | Registration closes for non-residents (if it opens). 
  • April 17 | No refunds given after this date.
  • May 2, 5:30–7 pm | Open Garden: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Garden Open House. Open to all!
  • Mid-May | Gardens open for registered gardeners (weather permitting).
  • June 15 | Gardens must be planted; any unplanted gardens will be offered to gardeners on the waitlist.
  • October 23 | End of 2023 season (weather-dependent). Garden containers must be cleared of all plants, weeds, and structures.
  • Late Fall 2023 Look for information on the 2024 Garden Lottery in the fall and winter brochure.
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