Community Gardens

In 2014, The Billings Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Billings Metro VISTA Project opened Billings’s first city-owned community garden at Amend Park. The Department recognized the benefits of a community garden, including education, empowerment, food security, and so much more. The garden received a citation of merit award from the Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association for Agency Excellence in 2015.

About the Garden

  • The garden is located on the northeast corner of Amend Park off of S Billings Blvd
  • It is one acre in size, with various plot sizes available: 10′ X 10′ or 20′ X 20′ ground plots,  3′ X 6′ raised beds, and a greenhouse.
  • Plots range in price from $10 to $40 depending on the size
  • All applicants must pay an additional $15 deposit that will be refunded at the end of the season as long as the plot is properly maintained
  • Plot fees can be waived based on income eligibility
  • The garden season lasts May-October
  • Water hook ups are available near each plot (all plot owners are responsible for watering their own plot)
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Workshops and social events are held throughout the summer to help gardeners along the way
  • All gardeners can sign up to have a garden mentor who will help them throughout the growing season

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Applications for the 2016 growing season are now open!

Download here


How to Apply

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Currently, only paper applications are being accepted.  To receive an application, visit the Parks and Recreation Office (390 N 23rd St.), email, or visit this website on or follow the download link above.
  • Payments can only be made in the forms of a check or cash at this time.

Please reach out to our VISTA member, Chris Keeve, with any questions or concerns:


Phone: (406) 657-8308

Summer Programing

  • Green Thumb Camp :  More information to come soon
  • Playhouse and Adventure Camps: These camps run through the recreation division will be at the garden site throughout the growing season. 
  • Garden Workshops: Free for everyone. Sign up through or by calling (406) 657-8308.Topics and dates with be released in the spring of 2016.
  • Nutrition Workshops: Free for everyone. Topics and dates will be determined at a later date.
  • Parade of Gardens: Free event for all! Take a tour of different community gardens in Billings and learn what services they offer. There is also a chance to win a prize by entering your name in the raffle. 
  • Scarecrow Fun 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run: A family-friendly event to run at Riverfront Park, as well as raise money for the community garden.  More information will be available in the spring of 2016. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer for events
  • Help with garden maintenance
  • Teach a class
  • Become a garden mentor

Click here to download a volunteer application

For more information about volunteering, applying for a garden plot, or donating to the garden, please call 657-8308 or email

Plots after Mem.Day Jim's Jungle Plants Donated

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