Redfern Commons

Sept 14, 2022: A new community garden is coming soon to Redfern Park! In February 2022, City of Victoria Council approved the design and proposal of the Redfern Park Commons Garden created by the Greening Committee of the South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association. The garden will include demonstration beds, food trees and a commons garden with edible perennials, native and pollinator plants. Features include a wheelchair accessible pathway, seating areas, wayfinding and educational signage, picnic tables, a pergola with a living roof, and an arbour. South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association volunteers will create and maintain the Redfern Park Commons Garden. Construction will take place from September 2022 to Spring 2023. The park pathway through Redfern Park may be closed periodically during construction. Thank you for your patience.

If you would like to get involved or if you have any questions about the community garden, please contact the South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association's Garden Committee at redfernparkcommons@gmail.com



City Council Approves Redfern Park Community Garden

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March 11,2022: The South Jubilee Greening Committee received the news on Friday that their Redfern Park Community Garden proposal had been approved by city council. Congratulations to the Greening Committee consisting of Erin Renwick, Kathleen Laird and Marc Craig and thanks for all the hours you have put into this proposal.

South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association volunteers will create and maintain a community garden in Redfern Park. The design includes curved demonstration beds, food trees and commons gardens planted with edible perennials, native and pollinator plants. Other features include an accessible pathway and seating areas, wayfinding and educational signage, a picnic table, and a pergola with a living roof and an arbour.

Our project, along with the Vic West, were written up in the Times Colonist last Sunday.

The latest version of the plans for Redfern Park are available here





Redfern Park Commons Design

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October 8, 2021: The Greening Committee has been working on refining the design for the Redfern Park Commons Area. They are now ready for more input from you.

The revised site plan for the Commons is available here. Their proposal is available here.

Once you've had a look at the proposal, please take the Redfern Park Community Garden Design survey. The survey is open until November 15, 2021. Community input will help the garden committee finalize the design of this space.




Greening Committee News + Events

March 26, 2021: We have been awarded a $5000 Design Grant from the City of Victoria to continue to refine the design for Redfern Park that was started in 2020. We are seeking community ideas and feedback.

Please take a moment to look at the slides from the presentation we made at the November 2020 South Jubilee Neighbourhood meeting. Do you have ideas for the use of the greenspace around the children's playground in Redfern Park?



Who are we?

In the summer of 2020, a group of South Jubilee residents came together and began dreaming of what South Jubilee might look like with community gardens bringing community members together.

The Redfern Park Commons Garden is the product of that dreaming. As of September 2022, construction has started on this community project. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email redfernparkcommons@gmail.com .

Sept 14/2022 FAQS about the Redfern Park Commons Garden project are available here

Updated Plans for Redfern Commons as of Sep 13/2022 available here.