The new Memorial Park Community Garden project is being funded in part by grants from Azusa Light & Water, the Canyon City Foundation and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy to California Resource Connections, Inc. (CRC), a 501c3 non-profit organization created to develop science-based research, education, planning, and demonstration programs that focus on improving the health of human communities and natural systems while connecting people to land.
CRC is designing and constructing the new Memorial Park Community Garden, just south of the North Recreation Center, with support from City of Azusa Recreation and Family Services, Azusa Rotary Club, Rain Bird Corporation, Vulcan Materials Company, and other partners. Garden plots will be available for rent for a nominal yearly fee, providing residents the opportunity to cultivate vegetable gardens while learning and promoting sustainable living practices. For more information regarding the CRC, please visit Watershed Conservation Authority.
Community Engagement Events
Garden Celebration Day! was held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 as part of the City of Azusa’s Clean, Green, and more Beautiful campaign conducted throughout the month of April.
10am Ribbon Cutting/Mural Unveiling - Celebrated the opening of the new Azusa Community Garden. Garden plots are available for rent providing residents the opportunity to cultivate vegetable gardens while learning and promoting sustainable living practices. Also, an 8-foot tall mural, designed and painted by the students of Sierra High School’s Underdog Mural program, was unveiled and dedicated to the history of our “Canyon City” as part of the new garden design;
New Community Garden Now Open
The City of Azusa Recreation and Family Services Department invites you
to participate in its inaugural Community Garden Program.
The Community Garden, located at the Memorial Park North Recreation
Center at 340 N. Orange Place, features (40) plots available to the
community, either as individuals or as an organization. The cost of each
4’ x 10’ plot is $30 annually + a $20 initial deposit.
Applications are accepted Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the
Administrative Offices at Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Place in Azusa.
Azusa residents will receive priority in plot reservation.