Community Garden


The Happy Hill Community Garden is individual or shared plots of land attended to by the citizens of Rocky Mount. The garden serves as a catalyst for bringing people together and improving the overall sense of community. The garden hosts multiple water supplies, regular and special needs gardening beds, a storage shed, shelter, compost area and a mulch pile.

Community Garden

Goals of the Community Garden:
  • To provide the citizens of the City of Rocky Mount the opportunity to grow their own vegetables

  • To encourage the citizens of Rocky Mount to increase their physical activity

  • To foster and maintain a sense of community between users of the community garden

Community Garden
How You Can Get Involved:
  • Rent a Plot

  • Volunteer to help in the garden

  • Make a donation

City of Rocky Mount Parks Maintenance staff will be available to assist the general public and the Parks and Recreation Department will provide mulch, some tools, and water. Garden tenants are responsible for providing seeds, weeding and plot maintenance.

There are 54 total plots available for rent through the City of Rocky Mount.

  • (4) 4’ x 40’

  • (34) 8’ x 52’

  • (4) 11’ x 36’

  • (9) 15’ x 30’

  • (3) Irregular Plots

To register and lease plots, go to the Parks and Recreation Department on the third floor of the Fredrick E. Turnage Municipal Building at 331 S. Franklin Street in Rocky Mount. For additional information, questions, or concerns, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (252) 972-1151 or email Kelvin Yarrell.


1208 Gay Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Plot Fees:
  • 1st Plot Rented - $15.00

  • 2nd Plot Rented - $10.00

  • 3rd Plot Rented - $5.00