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The Thomas Center Associates are pleased to present the first “Swing Into Spring” in the Spanish Court at the Historic Thomas Center Friday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/20/2018

On Thursday, March 1, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Gainesville Cultural Affairs Board, the Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust, the Nature Centers Commission, the Tree Advisory Board and the Public Recreation and Parks Board, will present the Arts Awards, the Public Art Award, the Star Awards, the “Friends of our Urban Forest” Lifetime Achievement Award and the Albert “Ray” Massey Citizen Volunteer Award. They will be presented at the Citizen Awards reception for citizens who made outstanding efforts to promote cultural and arts activities, environmental awareness and recreational activities in 2017.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/12/2018

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invites residents to give feedback on conceptual designs for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (Blue Center), located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave., and Duval Park, located at 520 NE 21st St. Please join us to share your feedback Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Duval Early Learning Academy, which is located at 2106 NE Eighth Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/1/2018

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2019 grant period for the Special Event Additional Support (SEAS) grant. The purpose of the SEAS grant (formerly known as the Support Services grant) is to provide support to non-profit organizations for outdoor community events through in-kind services from the City of Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/29/2018

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications for the Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 grant periods.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/19/2017

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invites residents to give their feedback on conceptual designs for Northside Park (5701 NW 34th Blvd.) at an upcoming open house.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/13/2017

The City of Gainesville, Alachua County, the Gainesville Housing Authority and Alachua County Housing Authority are in the process of drafting a Joint Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). As such, they are conducting a series of community meetings in conjunction with the preparation of the AFH, which is an analysis of fair housing data, fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals to affirmatively further fair housing in the region as required under the federal Fair Housing Act and local Human Rights Ordinances.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/25/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), in partnership with the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation (NHDC) and Lowe’s Home Improvement, and with the help of many eager volunteers, will participate in a park cleanup and makeover in celebration of NeighborWorks Week.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/8/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is providing an opportunity for interested citizens to give their feedback on future plans for the Kiwanis/Girls Scout Park, which is located at Northwest Eighth Street and Eighth Place. Interested citizens are invited to complete the survey through Monday, May 28, 2017. It may be viewed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/KiwanisGirlsScout.

For more information, or to have a paper survey mailed to you, please contact Denese Wethy at wethydr@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8530.

With the summer heating up, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has cool, free teen programs to keep the fun going all season long. Summer Heatwave is back with Coed Basketball, a Teen Lounge and Pool Parties!

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