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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/19/2017

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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2017
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 www.SurveyMonkey.com/r/NorthsidePark.

The Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting two theatre performances as a fundraiser for the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation (GAP). The play, The Heroes of Bend Fork Bluff, tells the story of a handsome stranger who comes to a Texas town in 1875 to charm Laura Morgan. However, his past may catch up with him as he attempts to make good on a daring promise. The play will be performed at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, which is located at 2809 W. University Ave., Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/9/2017

As part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today - Monday, Jan. 9 - weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3300 SE 15th St. beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological restoration and 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. For additional information please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 352-393-8185.

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department is gearing up for its third annual Great Invader Raider Rally held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 15 years ago as a community-wide day of service where volunteers of all ages work to remove non-native invasive plants from Gainesville’s natural areas.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

The 4th Annual Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park, which is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. Activities start at 4 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, and refreshments will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to park at the University City Church of Christ parking lot, due east of Cofrin Nature Park at 4626 NW Eighth Ave. Parking is available at the park for those with a disabled parking placard.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/17/2016

Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for the Fall Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with Forage Farm. This free event focuses on the preservation of our precious agricultural heritage and diversifying your own garden by bringing your seeds to swap with others in our gardening community. Please, no live plants, seeds older than five years or seeds from invasive exotics. No seeds to swap? Come on down anyway and see what’s growing in our 1870 heirloom kitchen garden! Meet fellow gardeners, while enjoying Morningside’s historic farm, including the one room schoolhouse, log cabin and barnyard.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/20/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department is celebrating National Public Lands Day by waiving all admission fees at Sweetwater Wetlands Park Saturday, Sept. 24. Guests are invited to enjoy the day at the park, which contains three miles of trails and boardwalks, and offers spectacular wildlife watching opportunities. Sweetwater Wetlands Park is not only a place to connect with nature; it is also a way to protect our environment.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/7/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the adoption of Duval Park by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. In recognition of the adoption, the partners will host a community celebration at Duval Park Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/3/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is partnering with UF Levin College of Law students who are volunteering for a day of service at Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park Thursday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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