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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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/25/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce the 2017 Gainesville Dash & Splash Summer Series race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or reach a new goal, then lace up for this exciting series of races!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/1/2017

Score more fun and fitness with Pop Warner Football or Cheerleading! The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department provides a great opportunity to be active and learn with Pop Warner sports.  We teach our youth that character counts through fairness, caring, citizenship, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness, with a focus on academic achievement.

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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/7/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) offers three fun options for team sports this spring: basketball, volleyball and softball. Gather together your coworkers and friends (age 18 years and older) for a season of comradery and fitness!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/30/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce that National Flag Football, the largest youth flag football organization in the country, is coming to Gainesville this spring. The program provides girls and boys, age four to 14, a safe and fun football league for all skill levels, and is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/19/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department welcomes the spring session of junior golf classes at Ironwood Golf Course, in partnership with The First Tee of Greater Ocala. Class instruction will cover four main areas: golf-specific instruction, etiquette and social skills, as well as The First Tee’s nine core values and nine healthy habits.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/12/2016
Here’s something to cheer about! On Dec. 6, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s Gainesville Gators Pop Warner varsity cheerleading squad placed third in the nation in their division at the National Cheer and Dance Championships in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/2/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program in partnership with the Cade Museum for Creativity +Invention. Students from the Porter’s Community Center will come to the Cade Museum for three sessions over the next three months. Each session will build off the next by teaching basic science concepts from their inception, while more intensive aspects of each topic will be taught as the sessions go on.

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