Roosevelt Neighborhood Community Garden | This Could Be Phoenix
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Roosevelt Neighbhorhood Community Garden

About This Project

Note: This is an envisioning of the possibilities and potential of Roosevelt Park, NOT a real project currently in development. The goal is spark ideas and community conversations around how to improve areas and spaces in our city. If the project moves into any form of development, community outreach and meetings will take place to gather input.

The Roosevelt Park on 3rd Avenue is a place that is often forgotten about. Overshadowed by the nearby Margaret T. Hance Park, Roosevelt Park rarely sees any visitors beyond the local homeless, and has recently had some reported crimes.

In response to the park’s current state, a few neighborhood members have started to imagine a different future for the park. By possibly bringing elements of the vision to life in the future, they hope that the whole community will be able to actively deter crime in the park and restore it to a place of activity and leisure for neighborhood members.

The envisioned activation for the Roosevelt Park is to transform the north half of the park into a community garden. The garden could serve Roosevelt neighbors and could be set up as a non-profit organization. Community members could pay annual dues based on the size of planter box purchased and the amount.

The garden could also feature monthly demonstrations from experienced farmers, gardeners, etc. allowing garden members to further their knowledge of gardening and increase their own success. There could also be monthly work days where community members can come and help maintain the garden and socialize with others. Beyond the usual gardening activities, many other events could be hosted in the garden, such as community dinners, movie nights, food giveaways, etc.

What do you think about taking a portion of the park and creating an active community garden?

Project Location

3rd Avenue and Roosevelt

Created By

Matt Seaman, Cole Van Norman, Adam Mann, and Ryan Tempest

  • Tyler Christensen
    Posted at 13:47h, 05 August Reply

    Amazing idea. Being a local downtown business owner in very close proximity to this park, who shall I contact regarding developing a budget and spearheading the fundraising to explore this potential project further?

    E-mail address attached to reply. Thank you.

  • Jennie
    Posted at 01:26h, 06 August Reply

    This is an awesome idea!!! I would love to be apart of it!!!

  • Brittany Minor
    Posted at 11:49h, 06 August Reply

    I love it!

  • Denise Edwards
    Posted at 09:54h, 11 September Reply

    Im looking for a community garden to be involved with

    Posted at 14:37h, 29 September Reply

    I am very much for this idea and would be happy to support it.

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