Community Gardens

  1. Current Parks and Recreation Openings and Closings

    Frederick County Parks and Recreation is continually updating cancellations and closings. Please understand that these decisions are evolving as new information and/or directives come through State of MD, FCG, and FCPS. Click here for the most up to date information
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Renting Your Own Garden Plot

Rent your own garden plot and plant your own vegetables at Ballenger Creek Park


$67 per plot, per calendar year (limit of 2 plots per person)

Plot Size

The plot sizes are 15-by15 feet. Plots are rented March 15th-October 31st

Garden Plot Hours

The garden's hours are 8 a.m. to sunset, 7 days per week.

Frederick County Parks is responsible for:

  • Tilling the gardens at the beginning and end of growing season
  • Water Supply (water hydrants provided)
  • Initial Soil Amendments
  • Emptying compost bin
  • Mowing / trimming path and fence line
  • Program administration

Community Gardeners are responsible for:

  • Supplying own garden tools and hoses
  • Seeds / plants
  • Daily / weekly maintenance / upkeep of their own garden plots and adjacent walkways
  • Report any problems to Parks and Recreation staff immediately

Making reservations:

To make your reservation, please call 301-600-1646. Payment is due when making your reservation.


For more information, please call 301-600-1646
Community Gardener
Garden Plot