New Community Gardens

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A new community garden has been proposed for Oak Street Park, located between Oak and Hickory Streets. Community engagement about this proposed garden took place earlier in 2021 through an online survey.

After careful consideration, we have decided not to move forward with a community garden in the park at this time.

We're excited to share that an alternate solution has been found! We worked with the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) to help the group interested in Oak Street Park launch a community garden at the nearby Continuing Education site located at 1428 Gordon Street (formerly Brock Road School). If you expressed an interest in participating in a potential garden at Oak Street Park, you can reach out to brockroadcommunitygarden@gmail.com or their Facebook page to learn how to participate.

For more information about this decision, nd what we heard from the community and how this feedback was used please read the results document.

map indicating two possible locations for the garden within Oak Street park


About Guelph’s Community Gardens

The community garden program encourages volunteers to use City parks as locations for fruit, vegetable and pollinator gardens that benefit the community. Having fruits and vegetables grown just around the corner in your park brings a whole new meaning to local food. Pollinator gardens provide a food source for a variety of wildlife including insects and some bird species. Visit guelph.ca/communitygardens to learn more.

A new community garden has been proposed for Oak Street Park, located between Oak and Hickory Streets. Community engagement about this proposed garden took place earlier in 2021 through an online survey.

After careful consideration, we have decided not to move forward with a community garden in the park at this time.

We're excited to share that an alternate solution has been found! We worked with the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) to help the group interested in Oak Street Park launch a community garden at the nearby Continuing Education site located at 1428 Gordon Street (formerly Brock Road School). If you expressed an interest in participating in a potential garden at Oak Street Park, you can reach out to brockroadcommunitygarden@gmail.com or their Facebook page to learn how to participate.

For more information about this decision, nd what we heard from the community and how this feedback was used please read the results document.

map indicating two possible locations for the garden within Oak Street park


About Guelph’s Community Gardens

The community garden program encourages volunteers to use City parks as locations for fruit, vegetable and pollinator gardens that benefit the community. Having fruits and vegetables grown just around the corner in your park brings a whole new meaning to local food. Pollinator gardens provide a food source for a variety of wildlife including insects and some bird species. Visit guelph.ca/communitygardens to learn more.