Community Gardens & Orchards

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is proud to support community gardens. There are currently four community garden locations in Bismarck. Community gardens were first established just west of the Municipal Ballpark (south of Memorial Highway and east of Hannifin Street). A second location is in Tatley – Eagles Park on Airport Road and Michigan Avenue. A third location is in Johnny Gisi Memorial Park, 2547 E. Calgary Ave. New in 2018 – a fourth location at Horizon Park, 4800 Durango Dr. Bismarck Parks and Recreation District provides the land use and the water for the community gardens. Volunteers take care of registration. Interested individuals and families put in their garden, keep it weed free and enjoy the harvest. There is a fee to rent the plot. See all the maps, guidelines, contact and registration info, below.

Produce from the Hunger Free section of BPRD’s community gardens is donated to local food pantries.

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Interested individuals or organizations should contact the Garden Coordinator at for details in renting a garden plot.

Two women gardening

lady watering garden
Little girl sitting in garden

Community Orchard

The Bismarck Community Orchard is located at the Clem Kelley Softball Complex, 517 W. Arbor Avenue. The Community Orchard location was chosen based on public accessibility, proximity to lower income populations within Bismarck, ease of use for educational purposes and supplying food pantries.

The goal of the orchard is to provide fresh produce for the community and the Hunger Free ND Garden Program and to provide educational opportunities for using and preserving fruit.

Keep updated on the Community Orchard on Facebook.

Bismarck Community Orchard logo. A tree with hands.

Community Orchards Planting