Saturday, October 12, 2013
Neighbor's Park Community Garden

Address: S. 8th St. & I St. Tacoma, Washington

The Neighbor's Park Community Garden in Hilltop is owned by Metro parks but run by the local Neighborhood Association. The site sits on a piece of land that formerly held a "drug house"- but was later reclaimed by citizens interested in cleaning up the property. This peaceful site has an adjacent playground and beautiful landscaped area where neighbors gather.



  • Number of Individual Plots: 44
  • Size of Individual Plots: Range from 6x4' to 6x11'
  • Yearly Cost per plot: Free
  • Limits: Gardeners are limited to 2 plots each
  • Individual Plot Availability: No wait-list at this time
  • Communal Garden Space: None
  • Gardener Eligibility: Anyone is eligible for plots, although garden is intended for residents within 10 blocks of garden. Plots are assigned on a first come-first serve basis. Gardeners can renew plots each year.
  • Gardener Requirements: Must follow written garden rules and guidelines
  • Most of the plots are seasonal because the water gets shut off during the winter months
  • Composting: on-site composting will likely start soon
  • The Garden is organic
  • Hours of Operation: dawn to dusk
  • Transportation: there is street parking available to gardeners and the garden is near a bus-line
  • There is a large shed with shared tools

Contact: Jeremy and Meisha Wangerin (Coordinators)

[email protected]

(612) 219-7980