Golden Valley Builds New Community Garden in Medley Park
Medley Park in Golden Valley recently got a makeover sure to please gardening enthusiasts.
The park’s dilapidated tennis court has been transformed into Golden Valley’s first city-run community garden, set to open in the spring of 2023.
The fully fenced-in garden will include water access, planting tables, carts, and a tool shed stocked with gardening equipment.
“There’s going to be 40 raised containers, all are ADA-accessible and on the existing tennis court,” explained Maddy Champa, Golden Valley Recreation Coordinator.
The Parks, Streets, and Utilities Department, along with Public Works, worked together on the garden’s infrastructure.
“It’s very accessible, from parking to trail access, to the doors and the height of the planters,” said Al Lundstrom, Golden Valley Parks and Building Superintendent. “We should be able to have a very inclusive community garden.”
Lottery System to Select Gardeners
The city will use a lottery system to determine who gets a spot. Golden Valley residents will have priority over non-residents.
Registration for the lottery will begin on January 9th at 8:30 a.m..
People will be able to register online, by phone, or in person at Brookview Golden Valley.
“On January 25th, 40 names will be randomly chosen from that pool of people, and those will be the 40 that start off the 2023 season,” explained Champa.
Gardeners will have to pay a $35.00 fee for the season, which is expected to run from the middle of May through late October.
To learn more about the community garden rules, you can visit the guidelines website.
For general information about the Medley Park Community Garden, you can visit the city of Golden Valley’s website.