The garden and tennis courts were established in 1988 in cooperation with Councilman Lucien Blackwell’s office and the city Department of Recreation in order to develop facilities that many people in the neighborhood could use. The goal was to develop a sense of community by providing a green space where people of all backgrounds could play tennis and garden together.
The garden is open to anyone living within the Garden Court boundaries who is a paid member of the parent organization, the Garden Court Community Association (GCCA). GCCA annual membership dues are $10/individual or $15/family. If you are not a current paid member, click "Get Involved" in the upper right of this page. There is currently a waiting list to be a member of the community garden.
Gardeners are expected to pay additional annual dues and help with maintenance of the garden. Current garden dues are $10/year and water bill will be split amongst the 30 gardeners. We have two workdays every year and a sign up sheet for ongoing tasks like taking out the trash, weeding common areas, and removing invasive vines along the chain link fence.
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