Help Care for the Garden

Click here for an enlarged garden map.

Come join the garden team! Seeking individuals for individual plots or special projects . 

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Thank you to the folks that tend plots at the Joe B Parks Riverwalk Public Gardens. These dedicated individuals visit their gardens weekly to maintain the gardens and enjoy the surprises that Joe designed into the landscape at every turn.

Additional assistance needed to maintain website, historical research of the garden area, ( we hear it once had a turkish bathhouse along the walkway )  database management, steering committee leadership as well as other chores that keep the garden  functioning so feel free to contact us to help even if you think you have a black thumb.

Common Area  Tenders needed for weekly sweeping, trash pick-up,  weeding  and general clean up to keep these spaces looking spiffy- no gardening talent needed.  

Garden Tenders To Be Announced


Common Area’s  Tenders/Special Projects

Joan VanLandingham- Pruning and fertilization

Community Partners- General

Strafford County Master Gardeners

City of Dover Community Services


Steering Committee
Heather Fabbri
Elizabeth Fischer- Coordinator
Ann Reid
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Special Projects, Past Caregivers  & Ongoing Supporters 
Kathy Parks Forbes, Patrick McElhiney – MCE123– website design, Connie Roy- Graphic Designer , Carol Salava, Herm Stolzenburg, Wayne Coolidge- Builder, – Joan VanLandingham- Pruner extrodinair, Steven Jencso-Eagle Scout Project Mural under Chestnut St Bridge, Steve Roy, Dover Main Street, Fosters Daily Democrat, Karelitz & Kennedy, DDS, City of Dover, Dover Rotary Club, Dover HS Art Students, Nancy Ekola, Judy VonFeldt, Cindy McKenna, Pam Munro, Steve Goren, Gloria & George Perrine, Peter & Laurie Widmark


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  1. joeparksgarden Post author

    Dover Pride Day Scheduled for May 9, 2015. Come join the fun and spruce up the Joe B Parks Riverwalk Public Gardens
    One of Dover Main Street’s flagship activities is Dover Pride Clean Up Day which is held Saturday morning, May 9th, 2015 from 8 a.m. to Noon.

    Meet at 8 a.m. for registration at the Cochecho Mill Courtyard at 421 Central Avenue, Downtown Dover.

    Bring yourself, your family if you wish, and if you have household gardening tools to use, bring them- rakes, brooms, gloves, edgers are needed!

    If you are a group, organization, family or individual wishing to work on a specific site sign up here.

    Clean Up Day is an opportunity for citizens of Dover to give a few hours of time and contribute some sweat equity to making Dover look its best for the coming tourist season.

    We start with a hearty pancake breakfast served by the Kiwanis Club in the mill courtyard. From there, hundreds of bright, sunny, energetic volunteers along with help from the Dover Community Services Department rake, prune, sweep, mulch, weed, paint and plant their way through multiple sites in the downtown area.

    Their efforts help make the downtown area green and beautiful throughout the spring and summer and provides cost savings to the City of Dover.

    As always, community volunteers are the key to the success of the projects, so whether you can spend just an hour or come for the morning, please sign up to volunteer for this event.

    Many thanks to our generous Dover Pride Clean Up Day sponsors.

    The Kiwanis Club of Dover, Kendall Pond Pizza and Wentworth Greenhouses!

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