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Professional contractors working for GRU will be using an airboat to treat invasive aquatic plants at Sweetwater Wetlands Park during the week of June 11. The park will be open as scheduled.
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The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Multipurpose Center, located at 1028 NE 14th Street, will be closed from Wed., May 9 through Mon., May 28 for refinishing of the gymnasium floors. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is excited to reopen the center on Tues., May 29 with the floors ready for a new season of sports and events! We regret any inconvencience and are looking forward to seeing you soon. For questions, please contact Dwright Jackson, Recreation Supervisor, at 352-393-8443 or at
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As part of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3400 SE 15th St, beginning at 10 AM and ending before 5:00 P.M.
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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.
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Beginning in October of 2017, community youth service providers from across Alachua County came together for a Youth Services Summit initiated by the City of Gainesville Mayor and City Commission and led by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The request of the Mayor and City Commission was to collect information on services available to students in Gainesville during after school hours, identify gaps where students were underserved and collaborate on recommendations to close these gaps in programming. Attendees of the Youth Summit sessions included a variety of service providers, community leaders and organizational leaders from groups with interests in education, after-school programming, health, wellness and commerce. Read/Download the Report

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Dwight H. Hunter "Northeast" Pool: Due to water system issues the pool will be closed for today.
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Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool is closed until 3 pm today.
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The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of improved shade sail structures for Cofrin Nature Park’s playground. Cofrin Nature Park is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. The new shade sails will be larger than the old shade sails and will provide additional coverage from the sun. The entire play area will be closed during construction but the park itself will remain open. Construction begins October 16 and is estimated to be completed by October 27th.
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It’s a doggone fun time at the H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the Drool and Ghoul Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party. Admission is $5 per dog; people are free. This is the one day of the year that your canine pal can enjoy dogs-only swimming and fun activities all around the pool deck. A costume contest will take place at 12 p.m. with prizes in several categories. This year features prize baskets donated by Newberry Animal Hospital. Event information may be viewed at
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