The City of Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is establishing the Grove City Community Garden for residents wishing to enjoy the many benefits of gardening while socializing. The garden includes shared plots of land with raised gardens where people gather together to grow fresh vegetables and flowers.

Community gardens offer residents a chance to connect with friends and meet new ones. Participants enjoy time gardening, learning about the planting season, participating in healthy outdoor activities, utilizing vibrant green space and improving the quality of life.

Benefits of the community garden include adding oxygen to the air, reducing air pollution, absorbing rainwater to reduce runoff, composting and recycling plant waste while creating fertilizer for future use.

Individual gardeners work their own plots – planting, weeding, watering and harvesting – at least once a week and spend at least five hours during the growing season to help maintain the rest of the garden (weeding between the beds, picking up trash, mixing compost bins, etc.).

View or print the Grove City Community Garden Rules.

To apply for a Community Garden plot, please register online using activity code 390CG04.

Where are the Community Garden plots located?

The garden plots are located in Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road, just north of the small parking lot near the entrance to the park.

What hours are Community Gardens open?

The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.

How do I register for a plot?

All registration for garden plots is online on the Grove City Parks Registration website (it will be linked).  You must secure an online account and password before you can register online.  If you have not previously registered with the Parks and Recreation Department, please call 614-277-3050 weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., to set up an account.  Applicants must be age 18 or older. Upon registration, an annual garden agreement and liability waiver will be emailed and must be returned by the date specified. After the agreement is returned a garden plot will be assigned.

What is the deadline to register for a Community Garden plot?

The registration deadline is Monday, May 31 or until all plots are reserved.

What are the size of the Community Garden plots?

The gardens will consist of raised garden plots either 4’ x 10’ or 4’ x 12’.  The plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A small number of elevated beds for physically challenged individuals are available by special request.

What is the cost to rent a Community Garden plot?

The rental covers the entire growing season. Cost is based on plot size and available only to Grove City residents.

  • 4’ x 10’ plot is 20
  • 4’ x 12’ plot is $30
  • Elevated garden plot is $30

How are the Community Garden plots assigned?

Once you register for a plot, a bed of the size you requested is assigned to you randomly.  You will be notified via email of your plot number. All gardeners are expected to adhere to the Community Garden Rules.

When will the Community Garden plots be available to start gardening?

The goal is for the gardens to be ready by Saturday, May 15.  Because this is a new garden and beds are under construction, there may be delays.  All registered garden users will be contacted with any date changes.

Are you interested in volunteering?

Boy Scout Shane Fuller of Scout Troop 136 is completing his Eagle Scout project to build more than 50 raised-garden beds for the Grove City Community Garden.

If you are interested in volunteering to build beds, please view the information and register online on the Grove City Community Garden Construction Volunteer webpage.

Read more about Shane Fuller’s Eagle Scout project in the ThisWeek Community News – Grove City Record
Eagle Scout project: Grove City’s Shane Fuller helps start Fryer Park community garden