About Us

The vision for the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is to be seen as the keepers and hosts where nature, recreation and culture meet, offering memorable experiences for all! The department achieves this through a diversity of programs including aquatics, youth and adult sports, youth camps, teen programming, adaptive recreation, as well as art festivals and signature events like the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Downtown Festival and Art Show and Jest Fest! The department is happy to offer over 85 programs and events to the enjoyment of more than 1,418,000 participants annually. The department maintains 3,184 acres of land, which includes 90 public parks and facilities. Unique facilities like Depot Park and Sweetwater Wetlands Park offer a wide variety of activities and opportunities to interact with the natural environment. 

PRCA Administrative Office
Thomas Center, Building B, 3rd Floor
306 NE 6th Ave., 32601, Mon.–Fri.
Hours: 8:00am–5:00pm
Phone: 352-334-5067

To read more about our department:

Department History

Organizational Chart

Vision 20/20 Master Plan and 352Arts Cultural Plan

Group photo from 2014 of PRCA Staff