Gardening with the Railyard Park Yardmasters

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Railyard Park Conservancy

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Yardmasters Volunteers
Yardmasters Volunteers in the Zuni Waffle Garden

If you are looking to learn about high desert plants or interested in keeping Santa Fe’s favorite public space vibrant and beautiful or perhaps you want to meet some great people in the community - come garden in the Park with the Railyard Yardmasters! We are looking for people who can give a little bit of their time to help the Railyard Park Conservancy keep the Railyard Park on track.

Yardmaster volunteers meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning throughout the year to care for the gardens in the Railyard Park. There are many incentives to being a Yardmaster including access to free training and workshops, the intangible reward of enriching visitor experiences in the Railyard Park, meeting like-minded individuals in the community, and access to annual volunteer appreciation events.

No prior experience or knowledge is necessary! Each workday includes a brief educational introduction and is supervised by a knowledgeable member of The Railyard Park Conservancy.

Gardening tools and work gloves are provided. Bring water, hat, and sunglasses.

Summer Hours: 8am - 10am

Fall /Spring Hours: 9am - 11am

Winter Hours: 10am - 12pm

We meet at the Railyard Park Community Room, behind SITE Santa Fe.

Contact Program Coordinator Shannon Palermo to volunteer or for more information:

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About Railyard Park Conservancy


805 Early Street, 204 B, Santa Fe, NM 87505, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION: To provide community stewardship and advocacy for the care, programming, and public art in the Railyard Park + Plaza. OUR VISION: To build a vibrant, beautiful, popular and safe community gathering place representing the history, values, and aspirations of the people of Santa Fe. OUR RESPONSIBILITY: To ensure that the Railyard Park and Plaza are maintained in perpetuity "as a park, open space, community gathering place, Rail Line corridor, trail corridor and plaza area," as designated in the Railyard Master Plan.


The Railyard Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Santa Fe in a unique care, conservation, and education effort to encourage residents to actively participate in our newest and largest city park and adjacent community plaza. The Conservancy was originally a program under the nonprofit Trust for Public Land. The Railyard Park Conservancy serves as the community 'friends of’ group of the Railyard Park + Plaza in Santa Fe.

The Railyard Stewards is modeled after such successful stewardship groups as New York’s Central Park Conservancy. The Stewards support the City of Santa Fe’s regular park maintenance by providing specialized care of the park’s ornamental gardens; coordinating extensive community outreach programs; and maintaining ongoing oversight of the park’s horticultural programs and design.


We'll work with your schedule.


740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505Meet at the Community Room, behind SITE Santa FeSanta Fe, NM 87505



  • Agronomy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13

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