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.
Posted by: Katharine Berry

There was a fecal incident at H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.  Following Centers for Disease Control requirements, the pool will be super-chlorinated and remain closed until 6 a.m. the on Thursday, Sept. 17. Because of the contamination, staff will not be able to change the lap lanes to long course for the morning swim, so the lanes will remain short course for the morning lap swim session. We apologize for any inconvenience. Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) and Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pools will be open for regular hours.

Posted by: Katharine Berry

UPDATE 8/4/2015: H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool is now open! Thank you for your patience!

Posted by: Katharine Berry
Please be advised that the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is working with a private contractor to place a new sidewalk and crosswalk to the parking lot at Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Park, located at 1001 NW 34th St. The work will start Monday, Aug. 3, and is expected to last about two weeks. The hours of work are 10 p.m.-8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The contractor is working at night to minimize the impact to the parks vehicle and pedestrian traffic; some noise can be expected.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
We suspect a possible recent lightning strike may have caused some damage. Search #GNVPools for updates. Update: The slide at Westside Pool will remain closed for the remainder of the week as we repair the pump, due to a suspected lightning strike nearby on Sunday, July 5, 2015, afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to have the slide back in operation as quickly as possible.
Posted by: Katharine Berry

Please be advised that the nature trail in Loblolly Woods Nature Park that connects NW 16th Avenue to the boardwalk is currently impassible due to large volumes of water and sediment washing down from the 16th Avenue construction.  This situation is being corrected by the contractor and monitored by Alachua County.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by: Katharine Berry

The women’s locker room at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, located at 1100 NE 14th Street, will be closed from Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29, for improvements to the showers. Female patrons will have access to the bathrooms and showers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, located next door to the pool. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
Cofrin Nature Park, which is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave., is closing beginning Monday, April 6, for major structural repairs to stabilize the shoreline of Beville Creek, a stream that bisects the park. It is anticipated that the park will reopen in August 2015.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
The City of Gainesville is closing the downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza for renovation tentatively beginning March 1, 2015. Work to refurbish the plaza should be complete in 12 months. Scheduled events and programs that regularly occur at the plaza will be unable to use the facility during the renovation period, including the Union Street Farmers Market, which operates at the plaza Wednesday afternoons. Based on available space needs, feedback from farmers market representatives and city staff, city-owned parking lot no. 10, which is bounded by Southwest Second Street, Southwest First Avenue, Southwest First Street and Southwest Second Avenue was selected as the best alternative location.
Posted by: Katharine Berry

The University of Florida Women’s Water Polo Club hosting their tournament at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool on Nov. 8–9, 2014  The pool will be closed for public swimming during the tournament. However, the public is welcome to spectate. We apologize for any inconveniece to patrons.

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