Community Gardens

About the Gardens
The Coralville Community Gardens offer a place for citizens to lease a plot to plant and grow their own fresh produce, herbs, and flowers. The gardens feature a fenced area of plots with mulched walkways between them, and raised beds for those with mobility impairments.  

The gardens are at 900 10th Street, adjacent to the Coralville Parks, Transit, and Water Facility and east of 12th Avenue.
Garden Plot Prices* 
10' x 30' 10' x 15'  8' x 4' Accessible Raised Bed 
 Resident: $35.00 Resident: $20.00   Resident: $10.00
 Non-resident: $43.75 Non-Resident: $25.00   Non-Resident: $12.50
 *Plus a refundable deposit equal to the rental fee (check or credit card only). 

How to Reserve a Plot
  • Returning Gardeners: 2015 participants will be mailed a renewal application, due back by February 19, 2016.
  • New Gardeners: Coralville residents may register beginning February 27, 2016 at 9:00 am.  Non-residents may register beginning March 7, if any plots remain open. Community Gardens application (download PDF)
Application, payment, and deposit are due at the time of registration at the Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th Street. For more information, call 319.248.1750.

Garden Guidelines
General Information
  • One plot per household; plots are non-transferable. 
  • Multiple plots may be available upon request, by random draw, if all plots are not leased (priority given to residents).
  • The community gardens are chemical free. No synthetic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers are allowed.
  • Only non-perennial plants may be planted. Perennials such as strawberries, rhubarb, or asparagus are not allowed. 
  • Plots are for plants only.  Keeping of animals, fowl, or bees is prohibited. 
  • Water source(s) at the garden area. 
  • Mulch and garden waste storage near the gardens.
  • Community garden communal tool shed.
  • Gardens are tilled at the end of each season.  
  • Plots are marked with stakes and string. It is the renter’s responsibility to maintain the plot boundary for the season.   
Parking & Accessibility 
  • Parking is available on 10th Street and at the adjacent Parks, Transit, and Water Operations Facility. A small, off-street area near the gardens is available; view garden and parking map (download PDF).
  • Driving on the turf is not allowed.
Community Partner
The City of Coralville is proud to partner with the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry to facilitate fresh food donations to the Food Pantry and to provide gardening space for the Food Pantry.