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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/31/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is gearing up for another great year with Foundations Academy After-School Program. Foundations Academy takes place from Aug. 21, 2017 through June 1. PRCA is pleased to offer this fun-filled, educational program for children in first through eighth grade.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/26/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center Thursday, Aug. 24. The concert features jazz legend Linda Cole. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.evansmediasource.com.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/26/2017

The City of Gainesville and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are pleased to announce they have selected four University of Florida students to serve as the inaugural fellows for a joint fellowship opportunity. More than 30 students applied for the four spots. 

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/26/2017

Roots reggae band The Irie Ones (formerly Iration) plays at “Free Fridays” Friday Aug. 4 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/25/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) draws another successful Summer Heatwave program to a close by featuring two great events. Several coed basketball championship games will be played Thursday, Aug. 3  at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (MLK)  and a Back-to-School Pool Party will take place at Dwight H. Hunter Pool (Northeast) Saturday, Aug. 5.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/19/2017

The Florida Forest Service has recently confirmed that southern pine beetles are infesting pines in the Springtree neighborhood, including Springtree Park, which is located at 2700 NW 39th Ave. The most effective way to prevent this pest from spreading and continuing to kill trees is to cut and remove infested trees as soon as possible. Accordingly, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) plans to cut and remove actively infested pines from the park, as well as some trees in the park that are already dead, which may be a threat to neighboring properties.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/19/2017

The Budget and Finance Department is notifying residents that residential neighborhood parking decals/permits will be available for purchase online beginning Monday, Aug. 14. Residents in the Controlled Vehicular Parking Zones will be able to purchase decals/permits online at www.cityofgainesville.org by clicking on the “Online Services” tab and navigating to the "parking decals" link.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/19/2017

The Bridget Kelly Band is playing at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, July 28.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/12/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), as the local arts agency for Alachua County, has announced that Gainesville and Alachua County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $104.5 million in annual economic activity - supporting 2,847 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $9.1 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. PRCA served as Alachua County’s coordinator of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/12/2017

The band Wax Wings will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, July 21.

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