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The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to invite friends and neighbors to a bat house installation Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Possum Creek Park, which is located at 4009 NW 53rd Ave.

Fifty golfers teed off for a cause Friday, March 10 participating in the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation (GAP) 2nd Annual Charity Golf Scramble. The GAP Foundation announced that all of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Scramble will go toward providing scholarships for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Youth Summer Camp Program. Their generous support of the event will provide 100 youth summer camp scholarships for kids between six- and 13-years-old!

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is providing an opportunity for interested citizens to give their feedback on future plans for Northside Park (5701 NW 34th Blvd.). Interested citizens are invited to complete the survey through Sunday, April 30, 2017. It may be viewed online at
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
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The City of Gainesville, the University of Florida Student Government and Trimark Properties are teaming up with the Porters and Pleasant Street neighborhoods to participate in The Big Event, a student service initiative to send 1,500 student volunteers into the Gainesville community to help more than 40 project sites.

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The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the State of Florida’s Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning extremely low-, very low-, low- and moderate-incomes. To receive public input, the city will hold a public hearing to discuss the city’s proposed three-year SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). The LHAP will govern the SHIP Program’s affordable housing activities during the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. When complete, the SHIP LHAP will summarize affordable housing priorities, planned activities and funding levels anticipated for implementation during the three-year period, subject to actual allocation as approved by the Florida Legislature.
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Spring is the time of plans and projects. In an effort to continue beautification works in greater Gainesville, the Institute For Workforce Innovation’s Project YouthBuild Americorps (YouthBuild) continues their services with the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) Tuesday, March 28 at Gainesville’s Historic Evergreen Cemetery, which is located at 401 SE 21st Ave.

The YouthBuild students will bring their skills and efforts to the formidable task of removing more than 150 marked irrigation spigots throughout the cemetery. This intense project will require several days of service.

The City Of Gainesville is providing the necessary tools and training throughout the intense labor process. Project YouthBuild will cut metal spigot pipes at ground level and cap them to remove the unsightly trip hazards.

The volunteer project demonstrates the continued partnership between the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department; Jonathan Leslie, executive director for Institute For Workforce Innovation; and LaShundra Coley’Hale, interim volunteer coordinator for PRCA.

For information on volunteer services with PRCA, please contact LaShundra Coley’Hale at 352-393-8335 or
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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department’s Volunteer Services happily participated in Active Streets in late February. Active Streets produces vibrant community events that encourages, facilitate ongoing dialogue, and create a sense of ownership over the streets. The event itself stretched throughout Depot Park, from South Main Street to the beginning of the Hawthorne Connector Trail.

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Tuesday, March 14-Friday, March 17. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

City of Gainesville elections are Tuesday, March 14. Registered voters citywide will elect the at-large (seat 2) commissioner, and registered voters in districts two and three will each elect a commissioner to represent its district. 

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