PRCA News

3/17/2020
The City of Gainesville is working with our community partners around the clock to ensure the safety and public health of our neighbors as it relates to COVID-19.
2/6/2020

Dwight H. Hunter Pool and H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool will be closing at 6pm on Thursday, February 6 due to inclement weather.  If you have any questions or would like more information about this, please call 352-334-5067.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

1/21/2020
Due to the extreme cold temperatures, H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool will be CLOSED
12/2/2019

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs administrative offices, located on the third floor of The Thomas Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  We will be available from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and will re-open from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  We will return to normal business hours on Thursday, December 12.

11/5/2019
The City of Gainesville is hosting two commemorative Veterans Day events Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of our service men and women, past and present.
11/4/2019
We are seeking nominations for the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship. The purpose is to provide a scholarship for one year to one City of Gainesville low-to-moderate income family, to participate in nature, recreation and cultural activities provided by the city and other providers in the community, such as the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
10/11/2019
The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places program, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation, is pleased to announce that work has begun at Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.
9/18/2019

On Wednesday August 21st, the Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park (located at 600 SW Depot Avenue) be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The Public Recreation and Parks Board will have discussion and hear public discussion at the next regular meeting scheduled on September 18th, 2019 at 5:30pm located at Thomas Center Building A, room 105 (302 NE 6th Ave). After this meeting, the advisory board will take action regarding the request during the next regular scheduled meeting.

9/4/2019
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave
7/2/2019

The City of Gainesville invites members of the public to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss improvements for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center on Monday, July 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE 8th Avenue). Design options will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to view a map of event parking. This project is funded with the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The WSPP sales tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities, and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.
 
Though not required, RSVP’s are appreciated to allow us to arrange for seating and refreshments. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Sarit Sela, City Architect, at (352) 393-8649 or selas@cityofgainesville.org
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