​​​Community Gardens

​​The Anchorage community gardens are open for gardening April through September and each plot is $30.

Garden amenities vary from site to site; however, all community gardens have access to water, are monitored by Parks and Recreation staff, and provide portable toilets, garbage cans, and parking. Other available amenities may include picnic tables, a perimeter fence, and a small area for children to play.

All available plots for 2020 have been rented. 

The registration will be available On-line only, we recommend creating an ac​count prior to the date of registration.  Continue to check this page for current updates.  For questions about registration call 907-343-6992.  ​​​​

Garden Locations

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 with 4 plots each

Community Gardens - Bragaw

367 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 late April. Garden preparation should include weeding, preparation of the soil, planting, and cleaning of the garden pathways.  

Registration Process

You will need an Active Net account to register.

If you need assistance, please call Lidia Selkregg Chalet at 343-6992.

New Gardener Registration

Update: all available plots have been rented for the 2020 season.

New registration will be online only starting May 4, 2020 at 1pm.


Garden plot renewals can be done online.. Renewal registration is open now until April 5th, 2020 at midnight.

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.​


Hours of Operation​

Successful, productive gardens take time and effort. Each gardener is expected to perform three to five hours of work minimum each week to properly maintain and care for their garden. All work within community gardens should be performed within normal park operating hours of 6am to 11pm.  

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 forfeited 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 to the gardens, please keep debris, weeds, and large rocks out of the gardens.  

End of Season

Water will be shut off to the 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. View the guidelines here.

How Can We Help You?

More Information:

Click the image to enlarge the community garden timeline

View the Community Garden Strategic Plan