An official army family and MWR Site

Community Gardens

Rock Island Arsenal has a place for you to socialize and build a greater feeling of community. Experience these shared plots of land where you can grow fresh vegetables, plants and flowers. Some benefits include:

  • Help improve air and soil quality 
  • Increase biodiversity of plants and animals
  • Reduce “food miles” that are required to transport nutritious food
  • Can reduce neighborhood waste through composting 
  • Positively impact the urban micro-climate

The fenced in plots are located by the sports complex. You have the option of renting:

  • 20x20 ($30)
  • 25x40 ($50)
  • Premium space ($70)

 There is a refundable deposit of $100

You will also have access to two water spigots (hose not provided), and a pavilion with picnic tables. 

The season runs from May 1 through November 1.