Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park Nature Center Survey Available
The Wild Spaces & Public Places Department wants your input on a future nature center at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park. Interested residents may complete an online one question survey by selecting from a list of four options by the Dec. 17 deadline. The survey is located at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efv8phh8jopxhsxt/start
The 70-acre park property located at 1500 NW 45th Ave. was acquired by the city in 2007 with funding assistance from Florida Communities Trust. Funding conditions of the grant require that recreational amenities be constructed, as well as a staffed nature center where year-round educational classes and programs are held. A new playground with outdoor musical instruments and a fitness trail opened to the public in fall 2018.
The 1910 Hartman family house still remains on the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park property. The cost to renovate the structure into a nature center is estimated to be $400,000 due to the structure's advanced state of deterioration. Because of the high renovation cost, Wild Spaces & Public Places is asking you to weigh in on four options being considered.
Your feedback will be brought to the city commission for review in early 2019, and project updates will be provided at http://www.cityofgainesville.org/WildSpacesandPublicPlaces/CurrentProjects