Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District has received a $50,000 grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation (CGF). The grant money will support the District’s Clear Creek Valley Park project, specifically, the planned 1.5-acre Community Garden.

In April 2015 CGF awarded $470,243, including matching grants of $36,100 provided by Bellco, to 59 Colorado organizations for horticulture-related projects. Grants range from $500 to $25,000 to fund school community gardens, greenhouses, educational programs, sensory gardens, butterfly gardens, and landscaping and garden irrigation, just to name a few.

The Hyland Community Garden is expected to feature individual garden plots, a barn, greenhouse, irrigation system, seating, composting bins, harvest tables and ADA access path. Many of the improvements will be constructed by the Hyland Hills maintenance staff, volunteers from Arvada Gardeners, and Adams County School District 50 high school building trades and construction students.