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Community gardening

Community gardens offer residents without personal garden space a place to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

Benefits of community gardens

  • Affordable access to healthy produce that may otherwise not be available
  • Greater sense of community and neighborhood pride
  • Safe, beneficial place for youth to interact with others and get involved
  • Increased exercise and recreational activity
  • Greater social interaction and learning opportunities, promoting healthier individuals, families and, communities

There are 14 community gardens in Vancouver, which are organized by local neighborhood groups. Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board currently organizes five community garden locations:

  • Marshall Community Park - 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
  • Fruit Valley Park - 31st St. and Fruit Valley Rd
  • Haagen Community Park - NE 9th St, west of NE 136th Ave
  • Campus Gardens - Campus Drive and 65th Ave
  • Ellsworth Gardens - SE 10th St. and Ellsworth Rd.

For availability and more information regarding Vancouver Community Gardens, please visit Vancouver Parks and Recreation.

Find out more about 78th Street Heritage Farms which manages 20 x 20 garden plots for year-round gardeners.

Other community gardens are hosted by neighborhoods and non-profit organizations. To locate some of these options, check out Community Grown.

Related information
Spanish contact information

(360) 397-8000 ext. 7205

Russian contact information

(360) 397-8000 ext. 7214