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Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
12/31/2018
The City of Gainesville’s Public Works Department is working with Wharton-Smith Inc. and Nature Bridges to repair the bridge between Cell 1 and Cell 2 at Sweetwater Wetlands Park. The original pine decking, which has started to decay, will be replaced with decking made of Ipê (Brazilian Walnut). The Ipê is naturally rot resistant and expected to last many years.
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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/27/2018

In observance of the New Year holiday, city offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/20/2018

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Friday, Dec. 21-Sunday, Dec. 23. 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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/19/2018

In observance of the Christmas holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Come out and celebrate this New Year’s Eve in downtown Gainesville. We're expanding our downtown New Year’s Eve experience with a grand celebration. All festivities are free and open to the public, so there is something for everyone this year!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/15/2018

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Sunday, Dec. 16-Monday, Dec. 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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/9/2018

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Sunday, Dec. 9-Wednesday, Dec. 12. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the continued 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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/5/2018
You're invited to participate in the second neighborhood workshop to discuss future park improvements at the Lincoln Yard site, located between Southeast Eighth Avenue and Southeast 15th Avenue, east of Southeast 20th Street. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the Community Workshop Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Vineyard Church, 1100 SE 17th Drive (formerly the Southeast Boys & Girls Club). Learn about the project and site and let us know what improvements you would like to see at this location. Conceptual designs will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/3/2018

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.
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