PRCA News

7/17/2018
It’s time to step up to the plate! Registration for the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s Adult Softball League is open until Friday, Aug. 31.
7/11/2018
The band Pine will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, July 20 from 8-10 p.m.
7/10/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is proud to announce a new youth literacy program that keeps children reading during the summer.
7/9/2018
The band Wax Wings will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, July 13 from 8-10 p.m.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
7/3/2018
Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park: The paving of the parking lot is completed and the park will be open again on July 4, from 7 am to 8 pm. Park visitors are invited to enjoy the new amenities feature a picnic pavilion, outdoor fitness circuit, playground with equipment for kids of all ages and abilities, and outdoor musical instruments. A grand opening will take place in the Fall.
6/27/2018
Showtune Shenanigans premiered in 2018 at the City of Gainesville’s JestFest. Created by John Lowe, the celebrated director of music and organist at Gainesville’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and talented actor/singer/musician Will Winter, the duo played, sang, acted and danced their way through a variety of popular show tunes. Now with an expanded repertoire and additional musicians, they will play at the All-American Song Fest. This celebration of America’s birthday is held annually at “Free Fridays” on the first Friday in July.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
6/22/2018

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park, located at 1500 NW 45th Ave., will be closed starting on Monday, June 25, to complete the paving of the parking lot. The work is anticipated to take 10 days. Updates will be posted here about reopening. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 352-393-8526.

6/21/2018
The Savants of Soul will play at “Free Fridays” Friday, June 29 at 8 p.m. They are a nine-piece Motown soul band built on a foundation of blues, soul, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, punk and ska.
6/18/2018
On Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m., thousands of children and adults are invited to unite at aquatics facilities around the world to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). The City of Gainesville is proud to be one of the nation’s top water safety and training organizations that joins forces with worldwide participants in order to foster education on the vital importance of swimming lessons that aid drowning prevention. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is joining Team WLSL to once again break a world record and send the message that swimming lessons save lives
6/13/2018
The band Fast Lane will feature funk, soul and R&B at its “Free Fridays” concert, held Friday, June 22 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.
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