Carbondale group proposes new garden plots at Delaney park |

Carbondale group proposes new garden plots at Delaney park

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” The Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commission will hear a citizen proposal tonight to convert part of the 33-acre Delaney property into what would be the town’s second community garden.

Delaney park, also known as the Carbondale Nature Park, was recently authorized by the town board as an official off-leash dog park.

According to Carbondale Recreation Director Jeff Jackel, the proposal is to work with the town and dog owners to fence off approximately five acres of the parcel that would be made available for citizens to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

Currently, a much smaller community garden is located at the Hendrick Ranch Park. But at less than an acre, it has a long waiting list of interested citizens wanting to reserve garden plots.

Tonight’s Parks and Recreation Commission begins at 7 p.m. at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. Discussion of the proposed community garden is expected to begin around 7:30.

Those unable to attend the meeting may still comment in writing to Carbondale Town Hall, or by e-mail to prior to the meeting.

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