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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/9/2018

As part of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3400 SE 15th St., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/22/2018

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and CHW Professional Consultants are providing an opportunity for interested residents to refine and finalize a design for Reserve Park, which is located at 1125 NE Eighth Ave. A community workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6:15-8 p.m. in the Historic Thomas Center’s Long Gallery (302 NE Sixth Ave.).

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/18/2018

The Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting an entertaining afternoon of theatre and socializing for a good cause - the Gainesville Arts and Parks (GAP) Foundation, Inc. The event is Sunday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, which is located at 2809 W. University Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/17/2018

With the freezing temperatures predicted this week, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will continuously run its backflow preventers throughout the parks and facilities system. This means that the irrigation systems continuously drip in order to prevent freezing, which can damage the irrigation components. The backflow preventers are set to drip from the evening of Wednesday, Jan.17 through the morning of Friday, Jan. 19.

Due to this procedure, the department typically receives calls referencing "leaking pipes and faucets." Please help us inform the general public of this practice. For any questions, please contact Nathaniel Davis at davisnr@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8179.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/2/2018

With the freezing temperatures predicted this week, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will continuously run its backflow preventers throughout the parks and facilities system. This means that the irrigation systems continuously drip in order to prevent freezing, which can damage the irrigation components. The backflow preventers are set to drip from the evening of Tuesday, Jan.2 through the morning of Monday, Jan. 8.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/19/2017

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to invite friends and neighbors to a bat house installation Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Possum Creek Park, which is located at 4009 NW 53rd Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is providing an opportunity for interested citizens to give their feedback on future plans for Northside Park (5701 NW 34th Blvd.). Interested citizens are invited to complete the survey through Sunday, April 30, 2017. It may be viewed online at www.SurveyMonkey.com/r/NorthsidePark.

The Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting two theatre performances as a fundraiser for the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation (GAP). The play, The Heroes of Bend Fork Bluff, tells the story of a handsome stranger who comes to a Texas town in 1875 to charm Laura Morgan. However, his past may catch up with him as he attempts to make good on a daring promise. The play will be performed at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, which is located at 2809 W. University Ave., Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/9/2017

As part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today - Monday, Jan. 9 - weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3300 SE 15th St. beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological restoration and fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited. For additional information please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 352-393-8185.

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department is gearing up for its third annual Great Invader Raider Rally held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 15 years ago as a community-wide day of service where volunteers of all ages work to remove non-native invasive plants from Gainesville’s natural areas.
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