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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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/23/2018

The weather is getting warmer, and that means it is time to get in the water! The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is offer two sessions of group swim lessons and several private lessons this spring. Water safety is key to enjoying time at the pool or by the shore, and the lessons are available for any age and skill level to help build confidence.

The spring group lessons take place at the Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, 1100 NE 14th Ave. The first session starts April 3, and the second on May 1. Each session is four weeks, with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a possible weather-related make-up day on Friday. Lessons are available for ages six months to adult. For those unsure their child’s skill level, swim tests are available at Northeast Pool, Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m.

Private swim lessons are intended for those looking to improve their stroke for training purposes, as well as beginners who may be apprehensive about putting their face in the water.  Private swim lessons are designed to allow the student the opportunity to work one-on-one with a swim instructor at their own pace. These lessons are tailored to meet each participant’s specific needs and goals. Sessions start April 7, and consist of four half-hour classes held over consecutive Saturdays. Classes are held at Northeast Pool, with the exception of the June 9 session, which takes place at H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, 1001 NW 31st Dr.

The fees for both group and private lessons are $49.25 for city residents and $74.50 for non-city residents. A Gainesville Regional Utilities bill or voter identification card are required for residency verification at the time of registration.

Registration is available online at https://tinyurl.com/gnvSwimLessons or in person at the PRCA Administrative Office, Thomas Center, Building B, 3rd Floor, 306 NE Sixth Avenue. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please register at least 48 hours prior to the first lesson.

For swim lesson information, please contact Scott Chase, program coordinator, at 352-393-8751 or email ChaseSA@cityofgainesville.org.

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.
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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/10/2017

Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park (1001 NW 34th St.) is going to the dogs for a whole weekend of family fun! The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has partnered with University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) and Climb for Cancer Foundation to bring three dog-centered events together for Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/19/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited for the first race of the 2017 Gainesville Dash and Splash Summer Series! This year’s series features some new routes and different formats for each race.

The first race takes place Saturday, June 24 at Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave. This race starts at the park, with a running route of 1.5 miles along the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail to the Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool for a 300-yard swim, then a return run back to Depot Park.

The schedule for the race series is:
 Race  Race Date
 Start Location
 1  June 24
 Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave.
 2  July 29
 H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, 1001 NW 31st Dr.
 3  Aug. 26
 Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, 1100 NE 14th St.
 4  Sept. 30
 H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, 1001 NW 31st Dr.

Don’t wait - sprint to enter! When you register early (more than two days before the race), you’ll save money and receive a unique t-shirt for each race. The entry fee for each race for early registration (more than two days before the race) is only $18.25 for city residents and $24.25 for non-residents. After early registration ends, the fees are $24.25 for city residents and $36.25 for non-residents. Proof of residency, a GRU bill or voter ID card is required at time of registration.
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