PRCA News

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.

Posted by: Katharine Berry
5/21/2018

A water line break has temporarily closed Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Recreation Center, located at 1001 NW 34th Street. The park and H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool remain open. The repair is expected to take 24–48 parks. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/24/2018
To allow the Depot Park Team a little more time for focused closing procedures, the play area at Depot Park, located at 200 S.E. Depot Ave., will close at 7:30 pm beginning Tuesday, April 24, through Sunday, May 6.  The remainder of Depot Park, including the picnic pavilions, spash pad and water’s edge promenade will remain open during standard park hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our guests. For more information please call 352-393-8510.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/9/2018

The hot water heaters at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool are not functioning. Pool patrons may use the showers next door at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. We apologize for this inconvenience, repairs are underway and we will post updates as soon as hot water has been restored. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/6/2018

Loblolly Woods Nature Park will be closed immediately due to a sewer line leak affecting the park’s wetland system. The closure affects the entire park property, including the boardwalk and trails, from the N.W. 5th Ave. entrance to N.W. 16th Ave., as well as the Mason Manor section located on the eastern side of the property. Gainesville Regional Utilities is working to repair the leak. We ask that park patrons please avoid the area, especially the creeks, until conditions have improved.

Posted by: Katharine Berry
2/23/2018

The restrooms and showers at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, located at 1100 NE 14th Street, are closed due to a water line break. While the break is repaired, please use the restroom and shower facilities available next door at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
2/21/2018

Professional contractors working for GRU will be using an airboat and hand crews to treat aquatic weeds at Sweetwater Wetlands Park during the week of February 19. Targeting these weeds is important to the functioning of the wetland. The herbicide treatment will also help prevent the spread of invasive species from Sweetwater Wetlands Park to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. We apologize for the noise, and for any inconvenience this may cause. The park will be open as scheduled. If you have any questions, please speak to the ranger on duty; contact information is posted at the entry pavilion.

Posted by: Katharine Berry
2/8/2018

Professional contractors working for GRU will be using an airboat and hand crews to treat aquatic weeds at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, located at 325 S.W. Williston Road, during the week of February 12. Targeting these weeds is important to the functioning of the wetland. The herbicide treatment will also help prevent the spread of invasive species from Sweetwater Wetlands Park to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. We apologize for the noise, and for any inconvenience this may cause. The park will be open as scheduled. If you have any questions, please speak to the ranger on duty; contact information is posted at the entry pavilion.

Posted by: Katharine Berry
1/3/2018

Due to inclement weather, Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center will be cancelled today, January 3, 2018. To protect the farm animals, they are being kept as warm and dry as possible. The program is expected to return at its regular time next Wednesday, January 10, at 3 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
1/3/2018

With the freezing temperatures predicted this week, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will continuously run its backflow preventers throughout the parks and facilities system. This means that the irrigation systems continuously drip in order to prevent freezing, which can damage the irrigation components. The backflow preventers are set to drip from the evening of Tuesday, Jan.2 through the morning of Monday, Jan. 8.

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