Help Care for the Garden

Come join the garden team! Seeking individuals for individual plots or special projects .  Click here to send us a message.

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 the 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.  Click here to send us a message.

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.  

 Click here for an enlarged garden map or click this map.

2013 garden map j peg

2021   Garden Tenders 

Garden beds with no name next to the # are available for adoption
#1      Ann Reid  & Cindy Choate
#2a    Mimi Escher
#2b    Mimi Escher
#3      Jennifer Alie Wentworth
#5      Dover Area Woman’s Club
#5a    Dover Area Woman’s Club
#6      Garret Perkins
#7      Madeline Owen
#8/8a Rich Onufry

#9      Janet  & Terrance Glazier 
#10    Jim Verschuren & Carlo Nittoli
#11    Amy’s Treat
#12    Amy’s Treat
#14  Dover High Horticulture Students, Teacher Heather Fabbri 

#16a left  Linda  Lacroix

#16a right  Catherine Mills

Special Projects  Justin Mayrand

Common area sweeping _______________________

Common area weeding___________________________

If you can’t commit to a particular bed but want to help occasionally send us an e-mail @

Steering Committee
Heather Fabbri
Elizabeth R.  Fischer- Coordinator, 603-817-1843  contact@joeparksgarden
Ann Reid

Special Projects, Past Caregivers  & Ongoing Supporters 
Debbie & Art Tasker, Jack Mettee,  Kathy Parks Forbes, Patrick McElhiney – MCE123 , website design, Connie  & Steve Roy – Reverie Design, Carol Salava, Herm Stolzenburg, Wayne Coolidge- Builder, – Joan VanLandingham – Pruner extraordinaire, Steven Jencso – Eagle Scout Project Mural under Chestnut St Bridge,  Dover Main Street, Fosters Daily Democrat, Karelitz & Kennedy, DDS, City of Dover, Dover Rotary Club, Dover HS Art Students, Nancy Ekola, Judy VonFeldt, Steve Goren, Peter & Laurie Widmark, Beverly Hodsdon – , Jeff Spires – , Mike Gillis – &, Community Partners, Strafford County Master Gardeners,  Emily Rose, Tony McManus, Friends of Dover Recreation, Nancy Johnson, UNH Cooperative Extension