Community Gardens
Des Moines Parks and Recreation Community Gardens

For a complete listing of all community gardens in the Des Moines area please follow this link For information on community gardening on vacant City of Des Moines land (outside of the parks), please contact David Colvig, Real Estate Coordinator, at or call 515-283-4984.


Community Garden Locations

Downtown Community Garden
Downtown Community Gardens in Allen Park since 2017
Address: 800 SE 6th St
Acreage: .8
Number of Plots: 34
Plot Size: 150 sq. ft. (Two 5'x15' raised beds)

Franklin  Community Garden
Franklin Community Garden at Franklin Field since 1998
Address: 55th and Franklin
Acreage 1.65
Number of plots: 180
Plot Size: 150 sq. ft. (10’X15' ground space)

Woodlawn Community Garden
Woodlawn Community Garden at Woodlawn Park since 2011
Address: 3126 Twana Drive
Acreage: .35 acres
Number of plots: 30
Plot Size: 150 sq. ft. (10’X15' ground space)