PRCA News

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
2/29/2016
As part of the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending before 5:00 P.M.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/22/2016
On Thursday, March 3, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Gainesville-Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board, the Nature Centers Commission, the Public Recreation and Parks Board and Gainesville-Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust will present the Arts Awards, Star Awards, Albert “Ray” Massey Citizen Volunteer Award and the Public Art Award at the Citizen Awards Reception to citizens who have made outstanding efforts to promote cultural and arts activities, environmental awareness and recreational activities in 2015.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/22/2016
Starting Monday, Feb. 22 and for the following week, the public is invited to witness the live creation of the latest “352walls initiative” as world-renowned Portuguese artist /designer Add Fuel (b. Diogo Machado, 1980) creates imaginary worlds by combining fictional characters, decorative elements and stencils with a comical twist and an extraordinary sense of symmetry. In the series of trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) tiles that he will paint on electrical boxes throughout historic downtown Gainesville, he will lead viewers to believe that they are encountering remnants of the past. However, when viewers get closer and inspect the tiles carefully, they will discover a whimsical environment made up of imaginary figures and creatures – all conceived by the artist.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/22/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce new adult sports programs! You can register now for 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 Basketball, plus competitive and recreational volleyball leagues. If you are age 18 years or older, this is a fantastic way to enjoy comradery and fitness with friends and colleagues!
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
2/18/2016
The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/15/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce a major event that will take place in downtown Gainesville at Lot 10 (100 SW First Ave. in Gainesville) Friday, Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Free and open to the public, 352Creates @ Lot 10 will be an interactive and fun event featuring live music, a community sing-a-long, drum circle, hands-on art activities, spoken word by Gainesville poets and a variety of experiences that celebrate the creative spirit in all of us. As part of the activities, a brief ceremony will dedicate the completion of the 2015 phase of the spectacular 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative murals, many of which are on the sides of the buildings surrounding Lot 10. A “wall walk” of the 352walls in the vicinity will follow the 352Creates @ Lot 10 event at 7 p.m.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/11/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce that Jeff Cardozo has accepted the position as golf course manager at Ironwood Golf Course. Cardozo was selected after the department had an extensive recruitment plan in order to get the most diverse and experienced applicants to apply. After receiving more than 70 applications, the department narrowed the pool of applications down to the final round of interviews, and Cardozo was the most qualified and selected for the position.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/11/2016
As part of the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending before 5:00 P.M. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/10/2016
In early January, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to award $5,000 in funds to the Gainesville Arts & Parks (GAP) Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department’s Master Plan which includes program support, to support the annual Summer Heatwave program. The Heatwave program takes place each year from June through August, targeting youth 11-18 years old. The program includes basketball tournaments, pool parties, life skills classes, character education and field trips to local museums, farms and fish camps.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/10/2016
In early January, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to award $5,000 in funds to the Gainesville Arts & Parks (GAP) Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department’s Master Plan which includes program support, to support the annual Summer Heatwave program. The Heatwave program takes place each year from June through August, targeting youth 13-19 years old. The program includes basketball tournaments, pool parties, life skills classes, character education and field trips to local museums, farms and fish camps.
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