Community Gardens

Ward Acres Community Garden

Ward Acres Community Garden is organized and operated by volunteers with the support of the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation. Established in 2009, Ward Acres Community Garden features 88 separate 10'x10' plots. New Rochelle residents can rent plots for a nominal fee per season (approximately April 1 – November 1). Shared plots are also available. Plot renters are required to maintain and cultivate their own plots while also contributing general community service to the garden during the growing season.

The goal of the Garden is to build community, grow vegetables according to organic gardening principles, share tips with fellow gardeners, and help to feed the hungry. Six of the plots contain vegetables which are planted and then harvested and donated to H.O.P.E. Community Services Soup Kitchen. Another six plots are used by the Ward Elementary School grades K-5 for educational purposes. Several fun events for all ages are held throughout the growing season. The entrance is near the intersection of Quaker Ridge and Broadfield Roads. We encourage all to come and take a look at these beautiful gardens and visit their Facebook page for more information.

To register for a plot for Ward Acres Community Garden, the completed application along with cash or check in the amount of $60.00, must be submitted to:

New Rochelle Parks & Recreation

515 North Ave

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Registration can be submitted in person or by mail. Registration is first come, first serve. Checks should be made payable to City of New Rochelle. 

        ***Please note that new gardeners are limited to one bed. Returners are limited to two***

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grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden

grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden (grow! LPCG) is a program of The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc, a 501c3, whose mission is to document, preserve, educate and promote the legacy of the historic African American Community in New Rochelle and its connection, both historically and present-day, to the larger global community.  TLPC’s mission also addresses food insecurity in marginalized and disadvantaged communities that lack access to resources and opportunities; a goal that underpins the Conservancy’s core belief in sustainability and human rights.

grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden is a 10,000sf sustainable, organic legacy garden situated on the city-owned campus of Lincoln Park.  grow! LPCG was created in 2011, with authorization from the New Rochelle City Council and support from the Department of Parks & Recreation, as a lasting commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Lincoln Elementary School Desegregation Case of 1961.

grow! LPCG is open from April to November from 8 am to Dusk. The 65-raised bed garden leases beds, at a nominal fee to families, churches, community organizations and businesses.  grow! LPCG also has thirty (30) 50 sq. ft. raised beds specifically set aside to grow and distribute produce for the grow! Eat Initiative and food pantries and soup kitchens in New Rochelle who serve the food insecure. 

grow! LPCG is an intergenerational community hub that offers programs through grow! LPCG Environmental Learning Center to children, adults, and seniors. The workshops and hands-on demonstrations on growing organic vegetables and herbs, composting, container gardening and preparing nutritious meals are free of charge.  As part of the grow! Eat Initiative a greenhouse will be installed in 2024, to support the production of produce for the program.

grow! LPCG is involved in community outreach as an enthusiastic participant in local events including the annual New Rochelle Street Fair, Chamber of Commerce’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and numerous community events in collaboration with our community partners.  Our partners include:  City of New Rochelle, Parks & Recreation, Iona University, New Rochelle Public Library, the City School District of New Rochelle, St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church (the location of a permanent exhibition of the Lincoln School Desegregation Case), Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle and Trinity-St. Paul Episcopal Church.

For more information about TLPC Programs, visit:

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To register for a raised bed at grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden, bring the completed application, found HERE, along with cash or check in the amount of $35.00, to:

New Rochelle Parks & Recreation

515 North Ave

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Registration can be submitted in person or by mail. Registration is first come, first serve. Checks can be made payable to City of New Rochelle, please write grow! LPCG in the Memo Line. 

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