Following the success of the community garden established at Ward Acres two years ago, a new organic garden is taking shape at Lincoln Park. It’s a great opportunity for members of community organizations in the area to place their hands in the earth and plant something beautiful to look at or something good to eat.

Organic and sustainable, the Lincoln Park Community Garden was created by the Reflections of Change Committee, which was formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Taylor v. City School District of New Rochelle. That historic desegregation case resulted in the closure of Lincoln Elementary School, which was situated on the present location of Lincoln Park.

Community gardens encourage more healthful food choices and cooperative recreation. Increasing the number of garden plots in New Rochelle is one of the many recommendations within GreeNR, New Rochelle’s recently-approved sustainability plan.

Interested community organizations should send an email to: for more information about renting plots.