South Park Community Garden




The South Park Community Garden is a partnership between the Southpark community and the Lamar community. It is located on the corner of Jimmy Simmons and Vermont.


Mission Statement

South Park Community Garden’s mission is to improve community health:
  • physically by increasing accessibility to fruits and vegetables as well as providing education on nutrition and food preparation.
  • socially by providing opportunities for fellowship, education, and opportunities for the disadvantaged.
  • economically by developing a sustainable local food system. South Park Community Garden provides fresh healthy food for anyone, brings diverse people together, and provides education empowering the community to grow its own healthy food.

How It Works

Anyone in the South Park Community (including individuals and families in the neighborhood, LU students, and LU employees) is welcome to adopt a bed. Adopters:

  • Will agree to follow the garden rules
  • May plant any legal plants they choose
  • May keep the produce or flowers from their bed
  • May team up with other gardeners to adopt beds

Here are a few rules:

  • Gardeners are required to complete an application form.
  • Gardeners must keep their plot and the adjoining pathways tended.
  • Gardeners cannot apply anything to or pick anything from another person’s plot without their approval.
  • Gardeners should not leave the water on unattended.

Use common courtesy, be considerate of your gardening neighbors and ENJOY!