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Community Garden Plots are available for planting from May through October at the following locations:

Pioneer Trail Gardens (13180 Pioneer Trail, east of Super America entry)

Pioneer Park Gardens (8940 Sutton Drive, behind Senior Center)

Rental Fees:

  • $54 for 20'x30' plot
  • $72 for 20'x40' plot (Pioneer Park only)
  • $108 for 20'x60' plot (Pioneer Trail only)
Senior Rental Fees (residents 55 and older):
  • $42 for 20'x30' plot 
  • $56 for 20'x40' plot
  • $84 for 20'x60' plot 

Thank you for your interest in the Community Garden Program, which is now in its 37th year. Community Gardens are available to persons who live or work in Eden Prairie. Gardens are available for rent and must be maintained from May through October. Requests for a garden will be accepted starting January 2 of the gardening year. Payment must accompany your request. One garden per household.

If we cannot accommodate your first request in size or location, you can indicate all other sizes/location you would accept. If a different garden size (and different price) is what you end up with, we will refund the difference or bill you for the remaining amount due after April 16. If we cannot accommodate you with a garden, your payment will be refunded after April 16.

Gardeners from 2013 are given priority until April 15. After that date, new gardeners are assigned a plot in the order their request/payment was received, but not before January 2. Senior (55+) residents have secondary priority until April 15 at the Pioneer Park Gardens.

NEW IN 2014 - ONLINE REQUESTS
Below, find the size/location you want; then click the code next to the price listed to jump to the online payment system. Or, go directly to edenprairie.org/register where you will be required to create an account or use an existing account with name, birth date, address, phone and email. Requests are accepted beginning Jan. 2, 2014.

Pioneer Park, 8940 Sutton Road                    Senior Rates
Small 20'x30' plot         $54         #38139         $42     #38140
Medium 20'x40' plot     $72         #38141         $56     #38142

Pioneer Trail, 13180 Pioneer Trail                  Senior Rates
Small 20'x30' plot         $54         #38143         $42     #38144
Large 20'x60' plot         $108       #38145         $84     #38146

Indicate all the garden size/location you would accept if we cannot accommodate your first choice. Plots will be assigned based on these preferences.
  • Small at Pioneer Park 
  • Medium at Pioneer Park 
  • Small at Pioneer Trail 
  • Large at Pioneer Trail 
Your Preference in Size / Location: You will only receive a garden size or at a garden location that you have indicated you will accept. You will not be notified prior to being assigned a plot.

Due to the limited number of available gardens at the Pioneer Park location, you may not get your first choice of garden size; or you may not get a plot at the Pioneer Park location. Please indicate what you would accept for alternative sizes or locations.

Only Pioneer Park: If you only want a garden at Pioneer Park, indicate that. If we cannot accommodate you at that location, your payment will be refunded after April 16 without prior notification.

Mail-In Applications (Beginning Jan. 2, 2014):
Pioneer Park Garden Application Form [PDF]
Pioneer Trail Garden Application Form [PDF] Print the appropriate application and sign, then mail or drop off with appropriate payment (payable to the Eden Prairie Community Center) to:
Community Center
17841 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Map, Directions and Garden Layouts

THE CITY:
  • Prepares the garden area for planting by plowing. 
  • Stakes all plot corners and identifies each plot by number. 
  • Provides holding tanks for water. The City will attempt to refill the water tanks regularly. 
  • Provides a portable toilet at the site. 
  • Is not responsible for policing the garden area or controlling vandalism/theft. 
  • Mails plot number and map of gardens in early May.
THE APPLICANT:
  • Calls 952-949-8441 if you decide not to plant your assigned plot. 
  • Is responsible for maintaining assigned plot (weeding/harvesting) through Oct. 15. 
  • Supplies their own seeds, fertilizer and equipment for proper preparation, growing, cultivating and harvesting of crops. 
  • Waters their own plot without overuse of the limited water supply. 
  • Takes all paper and debris with them. 
  • Uses cultivation or mulches to control weeds, not pesticides. 
  • Removes all garden produce, fencing, refuse and stakes by Oct.15, so fall plowing can take place.
To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Parks and Recreation
952-949-8441
parks@edenprairie.org

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Last updated: 2/26/2014 11:13:13 AM