PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/29/2015
The City of Gainesville plans to demolish a building located in Cofrin Nature Park, which is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave., within the next month. Cofrin Nature Park was acquired in 2003 from the Cofrin family, who owned the property for more than 40 years. The family wanted to see the site protected, and open to the public as a park. When the property was acquired, it contained a 4,440 square foot, two-story house formerly used as the Cofrin residence. At the time, the city pursued using the facility for restroom access and potential indoor nature classes. Evaluation of the structure has revealed that its use for these purposes is not feasible. The engineering analysis stated that building renovations to bring it up to code would need to be taken before renovation could be considered. Additionally, the structure was deemed to have no significant architectural or historical value, and thus is proposed for demolition.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/23/2015
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: Katharine Forbes
3/17/2015
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 Forbes
3/9/2015
Bo Diddley Community Plaza has closed for renovations on Sunday, March 1. The improvements, which include new public restrooms, an information kiosk, a water wall entry feature, green room and a second café space, will take about one-year to complete. The entire plaza will be closed during construction except for the historic Bethel Station property on the south end, which will reopen under new restaurant ownership in late spring.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/13/2015

Construction Notice: A fence will be installed around the track and field facility at Fred Cone Park, located at 2841 NE University Ave. The work is expected to commence on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, and will be completed by the end of the week. The track will remain open for use during this time. For more information on the project, please call 352-334-5067.

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
12/18/2014
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 Forbes
11/5/2014
UPDATE: The contractor for the repair of the Loblolly Woods boardwalk has been hired and construction has begun. The repairs are expected to be completed by Spring, 2015. We thank our patrons for their patience.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
10/1/2014
Barnyard Buddies will be canceled for Wednesday, October 01, 2014 due to construction on the barn roof at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm. The program is expected to run next week at its regular weekly time, 3:00 pm on Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions, please call Ludovica Weaver at 352-393-8439.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/29/2014

The parking lot at Greentree Park (2101 NW 39 Avenue) will be closed part of the day on Thursday, May 29, for resurfacing and construction of a stormwater pond. Then a portion of the parking will be open later in the day Thursday and Friday while the contractor finishes necessary work.  Park patrons are asked to park at Kiwanis Challenge Park (NW 36TH Avenue).  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
2/4/2014
The lighting system for the basketball court at Tumblin Creek Park is currently undergoing repairs.
 


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