Community Garden Policy Approved by Board of Commissioners

At its Oct. 17, 2018 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the Minneapolis Parks Community Garden Policy.

The policy outlines rules, requirements and processes for community gardening at neighborhood parks in Minneapolis. Review the policy using the link below:

MPRB Community Garden Policy

Budget and Implementation

Also at the Oct. 17 Board of Commissioners meeting, two budget requests to help support implementation of the community garden policy were included in the Superintendent’s recommended budget.

If approved, the 2019 MPRB budget will include a half-time staff position to manage the community garden program and a new annual implementation fund to help with construction of community gardens in designated urban agriculture areas.

A plot application process will open in the spring of 2019. Until then, interested gardeners can contact MPRB Customer Service at and request to be notified when plot applications become available.

MPRB Planning staff will work with groups and individuals who wish to see community gardens in designated urban agriculture areas, which are chosen through MPRB Park Master Plans.

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