Current Projects

Current Projects as of June 2018

Albert “Ray” Massey Westside Park Improvements: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consists of multiple improvements to athletic fields that are more than 40 years old.  One improvement that is soon to be underway is the installation of netting between baseball fields one and two and the concessions area.  The contract for the netting installation has been signed, and work is expected to be completed by the end of July. This will improve safety. Further field improvements are in the planning stage. Field grading was recently performed on fields 1 and 2. The baseball fields were laser graded to improve safety and drainage. There are more field improvements planned in the near future to correct drainage concerns around the dugouts and infield. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@cityofgainesville.org.

SW 47th Ave Trail (SW 40th Blvd to SW 34th St): This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consists of the construction of a 1,619 foot paved multiuse trail on the north side of SW 47th Avenue from SW 40th Boulevard to SW 34th Street.  The project is currently out to bid and construction is anticipated to begin in September of 2018.  The trail will connect high-density residential areas to activity centers off of SW 34th Street. A second segment of the trail, from SW 34th Street to SW 27th Street, is currently being designed and will be constructed in 2019.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@cityofgainesville.org.

City Pool Improvements: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consists of the installation of geothermal heating and cooling pumps at H. Spurgeon Cherry “Westside” Pool.  Geothermal pumps in conjunction with solar blankets will allow the pool to remain open all year long.  Fencing construction is scheduled to begin in June and the pump installation will take place from August through September.  It is anticipated that the pumps will come online in October of 2018.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@cityofgainesville.org.

Completed Projects - January 2017 through May 2018

Fred Cone Park Improvements: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of multiple improvements to the park to include resurfacing the track, installing shade structures, a GaGa pit and adding sidewalks near the bleachers.  The installation of shade structures over the playground equipment, a GaGa pit and the construction of an additional sidewalk between the track and bleachers (to prevent sand from getting on the track) were completed in February. Further improvements are in the planning stage. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@cityofgainesville.org.

Shade Structures: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of installing shade structures over playground equipment and other park amenities at ten parks. The final installation of a shade structure at T.B. McPherson Park’s tennis courts completed in February of 2018.  Installations of shade structures took place at Depot Park, Roper Park, Rosa B. Williams Center, Cofrin Nature Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, Cedar Grove Park, Fred Cone Park, Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool deck, Porters Community Center, and T.B. McPherson Park. This project, in conjunction with the sunscreen dispenser installation throughout city parks, encourages safe play and provides comfort for all users. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@cityofgainesville.org.

Lincoln Park Improvements: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consists of multiple improvements to the park.  Field grading and other field improvements such as new bases, home plate and pitching rubber were installed during Spring Break week, from March 26 through March 29.  This work was completed by City Staff. For more information, please contact Nat Davis, project manager, at 352-393-8179 or DavisNR@cityofgainesville.org

Ironwood Golf Course Improvements:  This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of improving drainage to the fairways, adding additional equipment storage areas, installing a new restroom on the front 9, resealing the parking lot, cleaning ditches and ponds, repairing cart paths, replacing banquet room furnishings, lighting and carpet upgrades and other clubhouse renovations.  For more information, please contact Jeff Cardozo, project manager, at 352-334-2202 or Cardozojm@cityofgainesville.org

Rosa B. Williams Center Renovations: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of an interior renovation to include replacing the ceiling, doors and flooring, updating signage, expanding storage, replacing interior and exterior lighting and other general improvements. For more information, please contact Russell Etling, project manager, at 352-393-8532 or etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org.

Thomas Center Building Renovations: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of remodeling the entry area of Building B, exterior painting, refurbishing the elevator, replacing indoor and outdoor lighting, resurfacing and re-striping the parking lot and other general facility and grounds improvements.  For more information, please contact Sarit Sela, project manager, at 352-393-8207 or selas@cityofgainesville.org.

A. Quinn Jones Museum: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of renovating exterior storage; installing a security system on both buildings and fabricating the interior exhibits; both traveling exhibits and permanent exhibits. For more information, please contact Ori Baber, project manager, at 352-393-8213 or BaberOR@cityofgainesville.org.

Hippodrome Improvements: This Wild Spaces and Public Places project consisted of a number of safety and energy efficiency upgrades. The emergency communication system was replaced, lighting was upgraded to LED, the Box Office window was replaced, the second floor handrails were replaced and the exterior handicap ramp and exit tower railings were repaired. For more information, please contact Bob Robins, project manager, at 352-373-5968 or brobins@thehipp.org.