Richmond Park Garden Petition

map of garden site

Salt Lake City recognizes the important role community vegetable gardens play in supporting our local food system, and has partnered with Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) to develop and coordinate sustainable, flourishing community gardens on City-owned land. In order to help facilitate the development of new gardens, Salt Lake City has identified 8 City-owned or managed parcels located on properties with access to a waterline and other conditions conducive to creating a successful and sustainable community garden.

Salt Lake City partners with WCG to select and provide ongoing support for each site. Under WCG’s coordination, gardeners help develop the site and handle many day-to-day operations. There is a cost to gardeners to participate on a yearly basis (typical plot fees are from $20 to $40), determined by WCG. New gardens are designed with ADA accessibility. 

Richmond Park is one potential site for a new community garden in 2020. The application will get final approval based on demonstration of community support, and funding for that fiscal year.

By filling out the form below, your name will be added to the community support petition for a new community garden at Richmond Park.

For more information, or to join the volunteer organizing group supporting this garden, please contact Van Hoover, Green City Growers Manager, or 801-359-2658 x16.

If you oppose this garden project or have any concerns, please contact Lee Bollwinkel, Associate Director, Parks and Public Lands,, 801-972-7800.

I confirm that the information I have provided is accurate. I have read the above information about the application to create a community garden in Richmond Park. By checking the line, “I want a plot,” I am stating that I want a community garden plot and am interested in participating in garden development. By checking the line, “I want to help,” I am stating that I do not want a plot in the garden, but I'm still interested in participating in garden development. By checking neither box, I am stating that I support the creation of a community garden in our neighborhood. I have read the Roles & Responsibilities section of the garden application, and understand the various roles of those involved in the community garden project.