The Gainesville Arts & Parks (GAP) Foundation, Inc. is conducting its annual fundraising drive. The foundation envisions creating a “world class arts and parks community” in Gainesville. The GAP Foundation relies on support from donors to advocate for parks, recreation, and cultural affairs locally. Funds from the annual drive help to develop park improvements, youth sports, nature programs, summer recreation scholarships, murals and art programming in the Gainesville community.
Come out and celebrate this New Year’s Eve in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is expanding your downtown New Year’s Eve experience with a grand celebration in three locations. All are free and open to the public, so there is something for everyone this year!
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to once again welcome The Currys to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The Currys’ show will feature a unique mix of originals, along with special renditions holiday favorites.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is providing an opportunity for interested residents to give their feedback on future plans for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (Blue Center) and Park, which is located at 1700 NE Eighth Ave. and Duval Park, located at 520 NE 21st St. in Gainesville.


Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 27, Sunday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4. Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service, while enjoying one of the area’s most highly anticipated events.


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is gearing up for its fourth annual Great Invader Raider Rally Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 16 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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