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 who 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 is 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 are needed for weekly sweeping, trash pick-up,  weeding, and general clean-up to keep these spaces looking spiffy- no gardening talent is needed.  

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

2013 garden map j peg

2023   Garden Tenders 

Garden beds with no name next to the #  or a ________are tasks that are available for adoption- Come Join the fun!  Click here to send us a message.
#1      Pat Lynch
#3      Jennifer Alie Wentworth
#5      Dover Area Woman’s Club
#5a    Dover Area Woman’s Club
#6      Myleta Eng
#7      Madeline Owen
#8/8a Rich Onufry

#9      Janet  & Terrance Glazier 
#10    Jim Verschuren & Carlo Nittoli
#11    Amy’s Treat  & Community Partners
#12    Amy’s Treat & Community Partners 
#16    Caitlyn Heald

 Paul & Marilyn Kobulnicky and Justin Mayrand

Common area sweeping  Community Partners and garden tenders

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 

Doug Glennon-Jewelry Creations -our extraordinary Webmaster,  Cathy Beaudoin, Connie Roy-Reverie Design, Dover City Council, Robbie Woodburn- Woodburn & Company Landscape Architecture,  John Storer and Sharon Sirois of Dover Community Services, AJ Dupre-Urban Forestry Center, Dan Lynch- of the Dover Finance Department, Mary Tebo Davis- UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resource Stewards, Stephen PurdyJohn Forti-Heirloom Gardener,  Heather Fabbri, Anna Boudreau, Ann Reid, Beverly Hodgdon-Joyce Design Studios, Robert McCabe Jr., Salmon Falls Nursery & Landscaping, Dan Rawling, Sundance SignEd Hopkins- Save A Tree, Gary Bannon- Dover Recreation,  Paul & Marilyn Kobulnicky ,  Justin Mayrand, Tina Young, Catherine Mills, Myra Aaronson &  Arthur Eaves,  Dover High Horticulture Students & Heather Fabbri their teacher, Justin Mayrand, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Liberty Mutual, Unitil,  Linda  Lacroix, Debbie & Art Tasker, Jack Mettee,  Kathy Parks Forbes, Patrick McElhiney – MCE123,  Carol Salava, Herm Stolzenburg, Wayne Coolidge- Builder, – Joan VanLandingham, Steven Jencso – Eagle Scout Project Mural under Chestnut St Bridge,  Dover Main Street, Fosters Daily Democrat, King & Carroll Dentistry, City of Dover, Dover Rotary Club, Dover HS Art Students, Nancy Ekola, Judy VonFeldt, Steve Goren, Peter & Laurie Widmark,  Jeff Spires – ,  Community Partners, Strafford County Master Gardeners,  Emily Rose, Tony McManus, Friends of Dover Recreation, Nancy Johnson, UNH Cooperative Extension, Friends of Dover Recreation,  Mike Gillis- &

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    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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