Community Gardens

Update: As of February 19, 2021, all garden plots have been reserved for the 2021 garden season. 

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 annual flowers. The gardens also offer a limited number of raised beds for those with mobility impairments. Composed material and top soil is applied over the entire garden area at the beginning of the season. 


900 10th Street
(East of 12th Avenue, adjacent to the Coralville Parks, Transit, and Water Facility)

Garden Plot Prices*

Garden Size 2021 Price
10' x 15' plot $20.00 residents
$25.00 non-residents
10' x 30' plot $35.00 residents
$43.75 non-residents 
8' x 4' accessible raised bed $10.00 residents
$12.50 non-residents
 *Plus a refundable deposit equal to the rental fee (check or credit card only). 

How to Reserve a Plot

  • Returning Gardeners: Previous garden participants will be mailed a renewal application. Application deadline for returning gardeners is February 22, 2021.
  • New Gardeners: Coralville residents may register beginning February 23, 2021.  
  • Non-residents: may register beginning March 22, 2021 if any plots remain open.
  • Coralville Community Gardens Application (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.

Contact Us

  1. Community Gardens

    Coralville Parks & Recreation


    Coralville Community Gardens
    900 10th St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Ph: 319.248.1750

    2021 Garden Season

    Opens April 5
    (weather permitting)

    Closes the second week of October
    (Deadline for renters to clean plots)

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 sources throughout the garden area. 
  • Shed with donated gardening tools for community garden use.
  • Plots are disked and tilled before the gardens open for the season.
  • Plots are marked with wooden stakes.
  • Grass paths throughout the garden area.
  • Concrete bunkers to house plant material debris.

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 Community Food Pantry to facilitate fresh food donations to the Food Pantry and to provide gardening space for the Food Pantry.