PRCA News

10/18/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to welcome the Atlantic City Boys to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Thursday, Nov. 2.
10/18/2017
The Star Good Neighbor award recognizes the efforts of individuals, groups or organizations that help to maintain and preserve natural areas within the City of Gainesville. Awardees are recognized for their positive impact in promoting environmental awareness, environmental stewardship or other environmental contribution.
10/18/2017
A representative of National Policy Institute (NPI) is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida’s (UF) Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 19th. To assist law enforcement with ensuring public safety in the Downtown Gainesville business district, the Bo Diddley Plaza will close to the public immediately following the Union Street Famer’s Market event scheduled from 4 pm – 7 pm this evening.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/16/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of improved shade sail structures for Cofrin Nature Park’s playground. Cofrin Nature Park is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. The new shade sails will be larger than the old shade sails and will provide additional coverage from the sun. The entire play area will be closed during construction but the park itself will remain open. Construction begins October 16 and is estimated to be completed by October 27th.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
10/13/2017
The general purpose of the Commission shall be to assist the Gainesville City Commission to manage designated nature centers, nature parks, greenways, and other natural areas throughout the city to preserve the native character and function of their natural systems for the enjoyment and education of the people in the community.
10/13/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of permanent shade sail structures in Depot Park’s children’s play area in November. The shade sails will provide relief from the sun where it is needed most. Although a portion of the play area will be closed during construction, the remainder of the park and the splash pad will remain open for enjoyment.
10/13/2017
The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 20 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 internationally-renowned Brazilian percussionist Renato Martins.
10/13/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is co-sponsoring a ceremony, in conjunction with the Gainesville University City Lions Club and the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation, Inc. (GAP), to honor lifetime Lions Club members and the contributions they have made over the years. The ceremony takes place Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Roper Park, located at 401 NE Second St. At the event, a tribute bench will be dedicated to honor past and current members of the Gainesville University City Lions Club since 1961.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/11/2017
It’s a doggone fun time at the H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the Drool and Ghoul Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party. Admission is $5 per dog; people are free. This is the one day of the year that your canine pal can enjoy dogs-only swimming and fun activities all around the pool deck. A costume contest will take place at 12 p.m. with prizes in several categories. This year features prize baskets donated by Newberry Animal Hospital. Event information may be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/DroolGhoul.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
10/3/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Gainesville Pickleball. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports across the country, and PRCA is happy to offer a free, drop-in league at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center.
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