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Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
3/22/2022
The Possum Creek Skate Jam is a family-friendly skateboard competition that recognizes and engages Gainesville’s vibrant skateboard community. This event is free and open to all ages. The event features a, skateboard competition, best trick contest prizes, giveaways, music with a DJ, urban art, sculpture garden, food trucks and a vendor village.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/16/2022

The Teen Midnight Basketball 3-on-3 program offers monthly athletic opportunities for youth during late night, weekend hours when they might otherwise be involved in unsupervised activities. This program is held monthly on the first Friday night from April to August, rotating between the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center and the North Central Florida YMCA. In addition to basketball, there will be other fun athletic and enrichment opportunities from leaders across the Gainesville community who will inspire the future success of teens across the Gainesville community.

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
3/14/2022
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 3/14/22, weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3400 SE 15th St, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
2/16/2022
coed educational, preschool, culinary-arts program provides interactive learning experiences for your preschooler, introducing them to a life-long love for the culinary arts. Lil' Cooking Club will make a positive and lasting impact on children and families through teaching the joy and value of cooking in a welcoming environment that encourages discovery and creativity.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
2/14/2022
As part of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operations' routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3400 SE 15th St, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m.

This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited.

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
1/12/2022
Join us for the 8th Annual Great Invader Raider Rally, formerly the Great Air Potato Round-Up, on Saturday, Feb. 12, to clean up the city’s parks and natural areas as part of one of the largest invasive plant awareness events in the nation! During the Great Invader Raider Rally, volunteers are assigned to a location where they will remove invasive plants from 9-11:30 a.m.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
1/4/2022
We are pleased to announce all park improvements are done and the park is open, enjoy!
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/8/2021
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is undergoing some much-needed improvements that will help with smoother and easier mobility around the park. As such, the park will be closed for approximately one week during mid- to late-December. Visit the Sweetwater Wetlands Park Facebook page for updates and to be sure the park is open when you plan on visiting. We appreciate the public's patience as we complete improvements.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
11/28/2021
Each year the City’s Gainesville Cultural Affairs Board and the Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust recognize individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts in our community. Past winners represent nearly two decades of Gainesville’s distinguished cultural leadership. Award winners are selected from nominations submitted each fall.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
11/15/2021
The festival is presented admission-free by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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