Community Greenhouse

The IPRD is excited about our Greenhouse!! It is located just west of the Falcon Civic Center and north of the Skate Park and Indee Bark Park. This greenhouse allows the Parks Department the ability to enhance the parks system with plantings in both spring and fall. It also gives staff the ability to increase the growing season for trees, perennials, orchard trees and bushes, and community gardens plantings. The goal is to produce plantings each year to aid in aesthetics  and produce a consistent variety of plantings from seeds, root stock, and saplings. We will take donations of plants, trees, and bushes. If you have questions about the Greenhouse, would like to volunteer or donate, please feel free to call 319-334-6711 or email

The Perennial Divide

The "Perennial Divide" program began in 2016. The Independence Parks and Recreation Department will accept all types of perennial plants (we are specifically looking for lilies and hostas) from community members during the spring and fall when you may be dividing or changing the landscapes of your home. All varieties of plants are welcome (we are specifically looking to accept donations of lilies and hostas), including perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, ornamental grasses and shrubs (no donation is too small). The park system is vast and this program will help in beautifying and enhancing public land in the city through the donations of perennial plants that may otherwise be taken to the compost dump. 
  • Drop off plants at the Community Greenhouse anytime
  • All plants should be labeled or identified when dropped
  • Plants will be potted to grow in the greenhouse or may be planted immediately depending on several conditions
  • Donations of plants may be brought to: Independence Community Greenhouse, 1305 5th Avenue NE, Independence