Peck Gardens Block Club
The Peck Gardens Neighborhood Block Club was organized in 1996 through Neighborhood Housing Services of the Black Hills (now called NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources). The club is named for the historic William Peck Gardens which were once a focal point of the neighborhood, where residents planted a community garden. The current residents carry on the garden tradition by participating in Deadwood’s Plant the Town each June by planting flower barrels throughout the neighborhood.
They have two annual social events. The Whistler Campground hosts a picnic on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. In December, the Christmas Social location is determined. Both occasions are an opportunity to get to know your neighbors better or meet new ones. The area is nicknamed “Frosty’s Freeway” for the holidays because various snowmen appear in the front yards and the light poles are wrapped with white lights right after Thanksgiving.