Watertown Community Gardens

Update as of December 12, 2020

Please refer to the town of Watertown, MA Covid-19 resource website for town resources. 

Update as of May 21, 2020

Arsenal Park Community Garden Opening on Tuesday, May 26!

Good news gardeners! Per the town of Watertown, Arsenal Park Community Garden will open on Tuesday, May 26.  As part of our COVID-19 precautions, entrance to the garden area will be limited to six people at a time. Please remember, we must remain vigilant as we garden and follow all social distancing measures. 

Arsenal Park Gardeners must sign up in advance

Arsenal Park Gardeners, Please use this google sheet to sign up in advance for a time slot.  If you arrive, and there are already six gardeners in the garden area, please wait outside for someone to leave before entering. 

Update as of April 25, 2020

After consulting with leaders in our gardening communities, and in keeping with the State of MA classification of vegetable gardening as essential allowable activities (food production), and a part of our resiliency plan, Watertown Community Gardens (WCG) will open its season on an individual basis.  No group meetings or work events will be held to remain in compliance.  Very helpful guidelines specific to both Covid -19 and gardening risks are available at the following link (thanks to Hannah Traggis):  https://bit.ly/3aEntiH .

Our ability to get our gardens started this season, while still in an active pandemic, requires us gardeners to pledge to abide by the following guidelines along with hygiene requirements. 


  1. Masks - Worn always while gardening.
  2. Gloves -Worn always while gardening. 
  3. 6-Feet Apart - Gardeners will always maintain social distancing to the guideline of 6 feet apart. 6-feet apart is socially awkward, and should feel that way.

    Garden Captains will assist new and returning gardeners in maintaining these standards.  WCG realizes this pandemic has forced many to re-evaluate their activity calendars and plans.  WCG will not require any new or returning member to have completed clean-up or plantings of their plots, until further advance notice.  Please stay safe and find times to connect with the outdoors.

    We will update guidelines as needed and provided by our health authorities.  Please continue to check back for updates.

    Additional Resources: 

    Public Health Guidelines for Save Community Gardening

    Watertown Community Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    P.O. Box 1041, Watertown, MA 02471

    [email protected]

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