PRCA News

11/14/2018
Enrich your Thanksgiving holidays with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest!
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
11/5/2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: From Sunday, November 11 through Sunday, November 25, Northeast Pool will be CLOSED so that we can partially drain the pool and install a shallow-end bulkhead. This will give us the ability to add more short-course lap lanes. During this pool closure, H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool on 1001 NW 31st Drive, will be open. Thank you for your patience! 

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
11/5/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc. are pleased to announce a special Veterans Day ceremony at Historic Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Commemorated at the event will be the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. The 162-year-old cemetery is the final resting place of American Veterans who served in every conflict from the Second Seminole War in 1835 through the First Gulf War in 1990 and is located at 401 SE 21st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641.
11/2/2018
The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center (1108 NW 7th Avenue) announces the opening of the third installment of the "Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960 exhibit on November 2, 2018.
10/18/2018
Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park (1001 NW 34th St.) is going to the dogs for a whole weekend of family fun! This year, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has partnered with Newberry Animal Hospital, other vendors and the Climb for Cancer Foundation to bring two dog-centered events together for Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.
10/17/2018
- The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Departments (PRCA) are hosting a pool party to celebrate H. Spurgeon Cherry “Westside” Pool’s 50th birthday and the completion of installation of geothermal heating and cooling pumps, which allows the pool to remain open year round.
10/17/2018
The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invite you to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd. The workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Eloise Page meeting room at the Senior Recreation Center, which is located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.
10/11/2018
The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts. The lively evening of music and dance also features a guest appearance by world-renowned Brazilian guitarist Yamandú Costa.
10/5/2018
On September 27, 2018, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) joined the ranks of elite parks, recreation and cultural affairs agencies across the country by earning reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This accomplishment was awarded during the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
10/4/2018
The “Free Fridays” Concert Series presents a tribute to the music of Woodstock and a tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix at Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
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