Celebrate Earth Day early by taking advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2018 Spring Native Plant Sale. Native plants are adapted to drought and the heat of summer, which help reduce water consumption from irrigation, require less upkeep and help save money. The Spring Native Plant Sale is at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public.
Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, returns this spring Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Thomas Center and Gardens.
The weather is getting warmer, and that means it is time to get in the water! The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is offer two sessions of group swim lessons and several private lessons this spring. Water safety is key to enjoying time at the pool or by the shore, and the lessons are available for any age and skill level to help build confidence.
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce the 2018 Gainesville Dash & Splash Race Series race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or reach a new goal, then lace up for this exciting series of races!
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In the next few weeks, GRU will be replacing wastewater pipes in and near Loblolly Woods Nature Park. While the contractor is making every effort to minimize impacts to the park and to park users, there will be some trail closures.
The Gainesville Woman's Club (GWC) is hosting a special concert featuring the University of Florida Jazz Band with trumpeter Scott Wilson Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, located at 2809 W. University Ave. This event is a GWC signature project, which will benefit the community and the Gainesville Arts and Parks (GAP) Foundation, Inc
An amazing event is about to happen! The Gainesville Arts and Parks Foundation, Inc. (GAP Foundation) is participating in The Amazing Give for the first time this year. The Amazing Give, sponsored by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida, is a 24-hour online fundraising event for local nonprofits that begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 and continues through 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce Biddy Ball as a new offering for youth athletics. With sessions for basketball and flag football available throughout the spring, children age three to five years old and their parents will have a great introduction to team sports.

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