PRCA News

12/5/2018
Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invite you to participate in the second neighborhood workshop to discuss future park improvements at the Lincoln Yard site, located between Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast 15th Avenue, east of Southeast 20th Street.
12/3/2018
The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places Department, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, want your input on a future nature center at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park. Interested residents may complete an online one question survey by selecting from a list of four options by the December 17 deadline.
11/26/2018
With the popular 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Project entering its fourth year, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces its next mural, to be created by renowned international urban artist Joshua Santos Rivera, known as Bik Ismo. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1981, Bik Ismo has worked as a graffiti artist for the last 22 years.
11/19/2018
Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music and entertainment during the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals. Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), the festival draws a crowd of more than 80,000 visitors each year. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors can meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy live music and sample international cuisine.
11/14/2018
Enrich your Thanksgiving holidays with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest!
11/2/2018
The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center (1108 NW 7th Avenue) announces the opening of the third installment of the "Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960 exhibit on November 2, 2018.
10/18/2018
Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park (1001 NW 34th St.) is going to the dogs for a whole weekend of family fun! This year, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has partnered with Newberry Animal Hospital, other vendors and the Climb for Cancer Foundation to bring two dog-centered events together for Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.
10/17/2018
- The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Departments (PRCA) are hosting a pool party to celebrate H. Spurgeon Cherry “Westside” Pool’s 50th birthday and the completion of installation of geothermal heating and cooling pumps, which allows the pool to remain open year round.
10/17/2018
The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invite you to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd. The workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Eloise Page meeting room at the Senior Recreation Center, which is located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.
10/11/2018
The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts. The lively evening of music and dance also features a guest appearance by world-renowned Brazilian guitarist Yamandú Costa.
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