Community garden

Are you in favour of adding a community garden to Art Wilkinson Park? If you live in the Glenayre neighbourhood, we want to hear from you! Visit Engage Port Moody, our online public engagement hub, and fill out a quick survey to let us know what you think.

The City is proposing a 60-plot community garden in the north-east corner of Art Wilkinson Park (492 Glencoe Drive) to be managed by the Grow Local Society. The footprint of the garden would be approximately 650 square metres or four per cent of the park’s total area.

A community garden provides members of the community with a place to grow their own food and meet their neighbours. Art Wilkinson Park was identified as a suitable location based on assessment of a variety of factors such as access to sunlight and water, access to transit and parking, potential for school or community partnerships, and current and future site use. Community garden plots are in high demand in Port Moody, and the installation of a new garden would help the City meet its goals of enhancing food security and social connectedness through urban agriculture.

Engage Port Moody is your source for information and the place where you can get involved. Visit engage.portmoody.ca/garden to learn about the proposed community garden and view a map of the park. If you’re a Glenayre resident, be sure to fill out our online survey by October 11, 2021. Paper surveys are available at City Hall (100 Newport Drive).

The results of the survey will inform the City’s decision-making process. Once a decision has been made about the proposed garden, we will share the news with the community. If you have any questions about the project, please email parks@portmoody.ca.