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. 

  • 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.