Help us plan the next Community Garden!

Consultation has concluded.

Throughout the development of the 2017 Imagine Lakewood! arts, parks and recreation master plan, Lakewood residents spoke up and said that adding more community gardening opportunities is important.

In the spring and summer of 2018, the City engaged with residents about where there might be interest in developing a new community garden. A survey and public meetings yielded sufficient excitement and interest about a garden in southeast Lakewood and specifically Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court. The community garden at Jefferson Green Park will open in 2019. Check the updates tab for the latest news and

Consultation has concluded.

Throughout the development of the 2017 Imagine Lakewood! arts, parks and recreation master plan, Lakewood residents spoke up and said that adding more community gardening opportunities is important.

In the spring and summer of 2018, the City engaged with residents about where there might be interest in developing a new community garden. A survey and public meetings yielded sufficient excitement and interest about a garden in southeast Lakewood and specifically Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court. The community garden at Jefferson Green Park will open in 2019. Check the updates tab for the latest news and information. Thanks for getting involved!


  • Jefferson Green Park Community Garden Volunteer Workdays

    8 months ago
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    Lakewood's new Jefferson Green Park community garden located at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court, will lay down its roots this summer! Thank you to Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), the steering committee and local volunteers for preparing the garden for the 2019 growing season.

    Would you like a place to grow your own healthy fresh produce and get to know your neighbors? You are in luck! The new Jefferson Green Community Garden has open garden plots! To find out more information and request a garden plot, email jeffersongreengarden@gmail.com or DUG at 303-292-9900.

    Lakewood's new Jefferson Green Park community garden located at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court, will lay down its roots this summer! Thank you to Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), the steering committee and local volunteers for preparing the garden for the 2019 growing season.

    Would you like a place to grow your own healthy fresh produce and get to know your neighbors? You are in luck! The new Jefferson Green Community Garden has open garden plots! To find out more information and request a garden plot, email jeffersongreengarden@gmail.com or DUG at 303-292-9900.
  • Jefferson Green Park Community Garden opens in 2019!

    about 1 year ago
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    Lakewood's newest community garden located at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court, will be ready for the 2019 growing season! Thank you to all who participated in the process and demonstrated their interest and willingness to volunteer.

    Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) is now in the process of working with local residents who have expressed an interest in serving on the garden's steering committee. Once the steering committee is up and running, those that have expressed an interest will be contacted about committing to their 2019 plot. If you are interested in joining the steering committee or having a plot...

    Lakewood's newest community garden located at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court, will be ready for the 2019 growing season! Thank you to all who participated in the process and demonstrated their interest and willingness to volunteer.

    Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) is now in the process of working with local residents who have expressed an interest in serving on the garden's steering committee. Once the steering committee is up and running, those that have expressed an interest will be contacted about committing to their 2019 plot. If you are interested in joining the steering committee or having a plot in the garden and have not yet expressed interest, please contact DUG at 303-292-9900 or dirt@dug.org.

  • Sign up to participate in the Jefferson Green Park Community Garden

    over 1 year ago
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    The City and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) have determined that there is enough interest and excitement in the community to proceed with the planning and design of a new community garden at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Ct. At a June, 2018 community meeting, several park neighbors and Lakewood residents showed up to voice their support and sign up to help organize the new garden.

    This summer, City and DUG staff will get to work on a proposed design for the new garden. A sign up form is available for residents to demonstrate their interest in plot and help...

    The City and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) have determined that there is enough interest and excitement in the community to proceed with the planning and design of a new community garden at Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Ct. At a June, 2018 community meeting, several park neighbors and Lakewood residents showed up to voice their support and sign up to help organize the new garden.

    This summer, City and DUG staff will get to work on a proposed design for the new garden. A sign up form is available for residents to demonstrate their interest in plot and help with the organization of the garden.

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  • Could Jefferson Green Park become home to Lakewood's next community garden?

    over 1 year ago
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    While survey respondents live all over Lakewood, a cluster of those who identified as interested in becoming part of a community garden live in southeast Lakewood. Staff reviewed the responses, then looked at potential locations that meet the following criteria:

    1. Land is owned by the City

    2. The location has access to water

    3. The location has an open and flat area that would typically receive lots of sunshine

    4. The area has garden maintenance access

    5. The area does not have too many competing interests (such as heavily used fields and other amenities)

    6. The location has parking...

    While survey respondents live all over Lakewood, a cluster of those who identified as interested in becoming part of a community garden live in southeast Lakewood. Staff reviewed the responses, then looked at potential locations that meet the following criteria:

    1. Land is owned by the City

    2. The location has access to water

    3. The location has an open and flat area that would typically receive lots of sunshine

    4. The area has garden maintenance access

    5. The area does not have too many competing interests (such as heavily used fields and other amenities)

    6. The location has parking availability

    Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field St, could be an ideal location for the next garden as it meets the criteria and seems to be an area close to interested gardeners. The City and Denver Urban Gardens will hold a public meeting and design workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Bear Creek K-8 School to review this idea with the public and solicit feedback.

  • And The Survey Says...

    over 1 year ago
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    We asked...you answered! 147 residents responded to our survey about the level of interest in community gardening in Lakewood. Here are the survey's takeaways:

    • There is interest from residents in all parts of Lakewood! Respondents live in 27 different Lakewood neighborhoods. In particular, there was significant interest in southeast Lakewood.
    • There is a need for more community gardens; 85% of respondents do not currently belong to a community garden.
    • There is interest in a new community garden in Lakewood; 48% of respondents would like to to get involved and 46% said that they might like to get involved.
    • Respondents said...

    We asked...you answered! 147 residents responded to our survey about the level of interest in community gardening in Lakewood. Here are the survey's takeaways:

    • There is interest from residents in all parts of Lakewood! Respondents live in 27 different Lakewood neighborhoods. In particular, there was significant interest in southeast Lakewood.
    • There is a need for more community gardens; 85% of respondents do not currently belong to a community garden.
    • There is interest in a new community garden in Lakewood; 48% of respondents would like to to get involved and 46% said that they might like to get involved.
    • Respondents said they would travel various distances to garden:

    Anywhere in Lakewood

    15%


    3 miles
    or less

    32%


    1-2
    miles

    25%


    Short walk/
    bike ride

    28%

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