Golden Valley’s Community Garden at Medley Park is in Full Bloom
The Medley Park Community Garden is more than just a collection of raised containers; it is a space designed to foster a sense of community and inclusivity.
This is the first year for the community garden after Medley Park underwent a remarkable transformation, turning the dilapidated tennis courts into a space for 40 raised ADA-accessible gardening containers.
Golden Valley Recreation Coordinator Maddy Champa said 40 residents were chosen from a city-wide lottery back in January.
“They were able to get in in early May and start planting, and I know a few people actually started planting beforehand adding some transfers, but it was cool to see everybody kind of do their unique way of gardening,” stated Champa.
Gardening Tools and Equipment Provided by the City
Gardeners can bring their own gardening tools, as well as use equipment provided by the city.
“We have the three fire hoses [to use], we also have a tool share shed that has anything someone could ever need like buckets, shovels even have those little knee pads,” explained Champa. “We are also having the help of the U of M master gardener program so we have two master gardeners helping us.”
To maintain the garden’s upkeep and cover operational costs, gardeners were required to pay a $35 fee for the season, which runs from mid-May to late-October.
Registration for 2024 Garden Comes Online in January
Individuals can register for the 2024 season lottery in January.
Visit the city of Golden Valley’s website for more information.