PRCA News

11/5/2019
The City of Gainesville is hosting two commemorative Veterans Day events Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of our service men and women, past and present.
11/4/2019
We are seeking nominations for the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship. The purpose is to provide a scholarship for one year to one City of Gainesville low-to-moderate income family, to participate in nature, recreation and cultural activities provided by the city and other providers in the community, such as the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
10/11/2019
The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places program, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation, is pleased to announce that work has begun at Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.
9/18/2019

On Wednesday August 21st, the Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park (located at 600 SW Depot Avenue) be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The Public Recreation and Parks Board will have discussion and hear public discussion at the next regular meeting scheduled on September 18th, 2019 at 5:30pm located at Thomas Center Building A, room 105 (302 NE 6th Ave). After this meeting, the advisory board will take action regarding the request during the next regular scheduled meeting.

9/4/2019
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave
7/2/2019

The City of Gainesville invites members of the public to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss improvements for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center on Monday, July 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE 8th Avenue). Design options will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to view a map of event parking. This project is funded with the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The WSPP sales tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities, and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.
 
Though not required, RSVP’s are appreciated to allow us to arrange for seating and refreshments. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Sarit Sela, City Architect, at (352) 393-8649 or selas@cityofgainesville.org
6/27/2019
The Gainesville Greenway Challenge is taking a break for the summer! Give Back Thursday and First Saturday will return this fall. Have a great summer!
6/19/2019
The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the opening of Synchronica :: Framing Time, which will run Friday, June 28, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. A public reception for the exhibition will take place June 28 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The word ‘synchronic’ refers to a thing as it exists in a moment in time.
6/14/2019
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program are pleased to announce the installation of new shade structures over the Fred Cone Park bleachers.
6/14/2019
On Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m., thousands of children and adults are invited to unite at aquatics facilities around the world to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). The City of Gainesville is proud to be one of the nation’s top water safety and training organizations that joins forces with worldwide participants in order to foster education on the vital importance of swimming lessons that aid drowning prevention.
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