Anchorage community gardens are open for gardening by Anchorage residents between April and September. Each plot is $30 for full-season use.
Garden amenities vary from site to site, but all community gardens are monitored by Parks and Recreation staff, have access to water, and provide portable toilets, garbage cans, and parking space. Other available amenities may include picnic tables, a perimeter fence, and a small area for children to play, dependent on the site.
NEW GARDEN SITE ANNOUNCED FOR 2022-23 SEASON!
The Chanshtnu Community Garden, part of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park will be the site of a new series of garden plots to meet high demand among our community members. Located at 8100 Debarr Road (intersection of Debarr Road and Boston Street), the park will feature 42 10' x 20' plots, and 12 3' x 8' plots. with ADA-compliant accessibility.
Interested in volunteering for this new and exciting project? Opportunities will be announced soon.
New plots are SOLD OUT for 2021. Individuals interested in a wait list should call 907-343-6992.
Registration will be available via the Parks and Recreation online portal: We recommend creating an account prior to securing a garden plot. Be sure to check this page for additional information and updates. For registration information, please call 907-343-6992.
Community Gardens - C St.
C St & W. 19th Ave
Number of Plots: 67
Community Gardens - McPhee
N. Pine St & McPhee St
Number of Plots: 50
Community Gardens - Fairview Lions Park
E. 8th Ave & Karluk Ave
Number of Plots: 28 - 4 raised beds; 4 plots each
Community Gardens - Bragaw367 Bragaw St
Number of Plots: 44
Renewal of garden plots begins in February for returning gardeners, and registration for new garden plots takes place in April. All gardeners may begin working in their garden plots in early May, 2021 Garden preparation should include weeding, preparation of the soil, planting, and cleaning of the garden pathways.
Anchorage Parks and Recreation encourages gardeners to utilize the Active.net online portal for plot registration or renewal. To do so, individuals will need to create an Active Net account.
If you need assistance, please call Lidia Selkregg Chalet at 343-6992.
New Gardener Registration
Gardens available for new participants will be open April 10, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Garden plot renewals are completed for the 2021 season.
Renew using this link.
For a step-by-step guide to renew your plot in Active Net, please click and follow the instructions in this graphic.
All plots not renewed will revert back to the open registration inventory for new gardeners beginning April 10, 2021.
Hours of Operation
Successful, productive gardens take time and effort. Each gardener is expected to perform a minimum three to five hours of work each week to properly maintain and care for their garden. All work within community gardens should be performed within normal park operating hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Working in the Gardens
Parks and Recreation
staff will turn on the water supply as weather conditions allow. Typically,
water will be available to the gardens by the end of May. Water will be turned off in mid-September.
Gardeners must begin planting by the end of the first week in June to ensure proper use of the plot. Plots that are not planted by this time are assumed to be abandoned and will be forfieted without a refund.
By mid-June, gardeners should have planted and worked half of the garden plot and continue to weed the area and maintain clear pathways.
By the third week of June, the entire garden plot should be planted. Throughout the garden season, weeds should not be taller than six inches so Parks and Recreation staff can assess garden progress.
Community gardens are a community space and should be welcoming, positive environments for gardeners and visitors alike. To ensure everyone’s safety and accessibility, please keep debris, weeds, and large rocks out of the gardens.
End of Season
Water will be shut off to gardens in mid-September. Gardeners are responsible for leveling and cleaning their plots and removing dead plants, rocks, temporary supports and fencing, and other debris from their plots and the adjacent walkways.
All clean up must be completed by the end of October. If a plot is not closed down for the season by this time, Parks and Recreation staff will notify the gardener that they have five days to complete their clean up. If clean up isn’t completed by the end of five days, the gardener will be unable to participate in the community gardens the following season.
All gardeners are responsible for reviewing the community garden guidelines. Community garden staff are working to complete the 2021 guidelines to reflect changes and additions to the program. Updates will be posted here when complete.