We are sorry to announce that the Yorktown Park Community Garden will temporarily close for the 2020 growing season.
The good news is the garden will reopen with improvements for the 2021 season and beyond.
A project to install a new sewer pipe this year will go right through the garden area. You may not know this, but a large sewer pipe already runs under the garden. It’s nearly at capacity, so the City is working to install a second pipe that links to a new line at the Edina border.
The environmental and project requirements create a tight window for this part of the project. Engineering and Parks & Recreation staff tried to avoid closing the Community Garden for the season, but the requirements pushed the project into the growing season.
Gardeners should not be concerned about the new sewage pipe. It will be watertight and located 15 feet underground where it will have no effect on the garden above.
Signing Up for 2021
In December 2020 we will announce details for applying for plots in 2021. Please check back on this page for updates.
For more questions regarding the closure, please contact Parks & Recreation Director Perry Vetter at pvetter@EdinaMN.gov.
About the Community Garden
The Yorktown Park Community Garden is part of Yorktown Park, 7335 York Ave. S., The garden is located north and east of the Southdale YMCA and Edina Fire Station 2 on York Avenue.
Constructed in the spring of 2013, the 55-plot garden is a popular spot for growing flowers or vegetables.