Notice on Park/Facility Closures and Suspension of City Recreation Programs 03/17


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. City administration is conducting daily interdepartmental calls to monitor the progression of COVID-19 to ensure we stay informed and prepared to respond as needed. We are also closely following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). 

 As this situation continues to evolve, please take a moment to review the most recent actions the City of Gainesville has implemented to keep our organization and community safe and strong.

 Effective Monday, March 16 the City will begin closing several of its parks, playgrounds, gymnasiums, pools and recreation facilities until further notice. In addition, all previously scheduled programs, events and recreation activities in city facilities have been temporarily suspended.

 *Community Gardens and Tot Lots will remain open at this time.

 Open-air parks, fields and trails that will remain open for public use include:


  • 29th Road Nature Park
  • Boulware Springs**
  • Broken Arrow Bluff Nature Park
  • Citizens Field
  • Clear Lake Nature Park
  • Colclough Pond Nature Park
  • Depot Park**
  • Flatwood Conservation Area
  • Gum Root Park
  • Haisley Lynch Park
  • Hibiscus Park
  • John Mahon Nature Park
  • Loblolly Woods
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex**
  • Morningside Nature Center**
  • Palm Point Nature Park
  • Split Rock Conservation Area
  • Springhill Park
  • Sweetwater Wetlands Park**


**Buildings, Living History Farm, pools and playgrounds at these facilities will be closed and activities suspended.

 *Reserve Park and Green Acres Park gardens would be closed in accordance with associated park closures