Teen Summer Programs

For and questions or information, please call 353-334-5067.


Come join our coed athletics program. Build character through fairness and respect for all players, regardless of skill.

2014 Dates: June 16 –August 8

Ages: 13 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2014.)

Play Times by Age: 13 –15 Tues. & Thurs., 2 – 9 pm, 16 –18 Mon. & Wed., 2 – 9 pm

Last game starts at 8 pm. Friday–Sunday are reserved for make-up games. No games July 4, and July 21 – 25.
There will be a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season.

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th Street

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Learn and Have Fun at Life Skills Class

Teens must participate in two life skill classes a week.

Life skill classes are mandatory in order to play. A list of life skill classes will be handed out at the start of HeatWave. Classes will consists of inspirational speakers, hands-on activities and light refreshments that will be offered in the main meeting room at Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center on specific days.


Need a safe place to hang out with your friends, play video games, ping-pong and bumper pool? New this year! Open Gym, Movie Nights, 
Video Tournaments and More! Show us what it means when Character Counts through trustworthiness and caring while having a good time.

2014 Dates & Times: June 16 – August 15, Mon. – Thurs.: 6 – 9 pm; Fri.: 2 – 9 pm, Open Gym on Fridays from 2– 6 pm.

Ages: 13 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2014.)

Wristband required for entry into the center. Register on location at the center. Closed for the July 4 holiday.

New Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th Street

Transportation from other recreation centers will be provided.  

Porters Community Center, 512 SW 2nd Terrace
Pick-up: 5:30 pm; Drop-off: 9:15 pm

Eastside Community Center, 2841 E University Avenue
Pick-up: 5:45 pm, Drop-off: 9:00 pm

Transportation will be arranged for Northwood Villas Community Center.
Pick-up and Drop-off times will be posted at the center, located at 2509 NW 57th Place.

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Come join one of our pool parties this summer and celebrate good character, citizenship and responsibility while having a good time! Swim, dance, listen to music and enjoy a little food, hot off the grill! Operation Respect Yourself is a partnership between the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Gainesville Police Department.

Ages: 13 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2014.)

 No registration required.

2014 Dates & Time Location
June 5, 3 – 7 pm Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th Street
July 18, 11:30 am – 4 pm Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, 1100 NE 14th Street
August 16, 11:30 am – 4 pm H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, 1001 NW 31st Drive





Recent Public Service Anouncement from WUFT, June 17, 2014.