Rent Your Garden Plot at the Larrymore Lawns Community Park

The Larrymore Lawns CPA Community Garden is a fun place to grow food and friends. It is first and foremost a community of people who share the interest in gardening and using fresh produce. Download an application here.

Bed rentals are now available for the 2015 growing season. Choose from a 10 x 10 space or a 10 x 20. Bed Rentals are yearly and run from March 1 to Feb 28 the following year. Membership fee is $5.00 – Membership is required IN ADDITION to bed rentals.

LLCPA members enjoy:

  • access to the LLCPA Community Garden( Pool EXCLUDED) including the combination to the locked gates;
  • on-site use of LLCPA tools and equipment;
  • use of Restroom and Canteen facilities in the Pool Facility;
  • access to chip mulch/compost and community supply piles
  • herbs/veggies/fruits growing in the communal plots;
  • seeds from the seed bank/ or from mature plants provided in communal areas
  • access to all LLCPA sponsored workshops and classes;
  • one vote at general membership meetings.

For more information call or email Jennifer Wagner at 331-0760.

Here’s the Lake Whitehurst West Community Yard Sale Locations Map


20 yard sales in one neighborhood on one day! Find all sorts of treasures in one of Norfolk’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Plus, join us for our flea market, plant sale, and fish fray at McKendree United Methodist Church

Be sure to stop by McKendree UMC  where we’ll have refreshments, a plant sale, a flea market, and a Fish Fry (11-3). To print this map, click on the image, then send the file to your printer. Or visit on Google Maps.

Happy shopping!




Norfolk Proposed FY 2016 Budget

City Budget Structurally Balanced; Targets Neighborhoods, Removes Water Fee

The structurally balanced budget supports financially stability for years into the future, achieving a goal Jones set for the city since becoming City Manager in 2011.

City Manager Marcus D. Jones presented the Proposed FY 2016 Budget to City Council this evening. The structurally balanced budget supports financially stability for years into the future, achieving a goal Jones set for the city since becoming City Manager in 2011.

“A structurally balanced budget is a major achievement, “said Marcus D. Jones, City Manager. “As a Well-Managed Government, we implemented financial policies ensuring revenues match expenditures. This budget also includes a pay raise for employees, money for neighborhoods and eliminates the dollar fee on the water bill which I believe will provide some relief to our residents.”

The Proposed FY 2016 Budget is smaller than previous years. It includes a mid-year 2% pay raise for city employees and a 3% pay raise for the lowest paid employees. The proposed budget eliminates the $1 fee on the water bill and raises the fee for car registration decals from $26 to $31. The additional revenue will fund Complete Street programs; improving bikeability and walkability options throughout the city.

The proposed budget includes Norfolk First, a new economic development strategy creating a favorable environment for business growth and development. Norfolk will become one of the first cities in the country to create and administer various venture capital programs.

The proposed budget supports the Poverty Commission’s recommendation creating the first Affordable Housing Trust Fund. $1 million will support the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing units in mixed-income developments for low-income residents.

The proposed budget includes $500,000 to explore high-speed internet service improving community connectivity and operational efficiency for city services and Norfolk Public Schools.

The proposed budget demonstrates the city’s commitment to Norfolk Public Schools and doubles funding for street and sidewalk improvements in neighborhoods across the city.

The Proposed FY 2016 Budget reflects months of input from city employees and residents identifying best practices and efficiencies.

City Council is scheduled to vote on the Proposed FY 2016 Budget in May. Council will host a public hearing in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Proposed FY 2016 Budget, go to

Norfolk Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend

Annual Spring Plant Sale
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 8, 9, 10
10-5pm daily
NBG Members Only:

Early Bird Special 9am entry
10% off all Plant Purchases
Find Incredible Edibles at this year’s plant sale,
plus unusual plants – all at bargain prices.
There is a five page list of plants on the website that will be a available for sale.