City Parks Irrigation Systems Will Run Due to Freezing Temperatures


With the freezing temperatures predicted for this week, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will run its backflow preventers throughout the parks and facilities system continuously. This means that the irrigation systems continuously drip in order to prevent freezing, which can damage the irrigation components.

Due to this procedure, the department typically receives calls referencing "leaking pipes and faucets." Please help us inform the general public of this practice. Please contact Linda Demetropoulos at or 352-393-8445.