PRCA News

4/11/2018
Want to discover a new activity? The Gainesville Chain Hawks are hosting an event, Discs n’ Dogs, to introduce people to the sport of disc golf. The event is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/9/2018

The hot water heaters at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool are not functioning. Pool patrons may use the showers next door at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. We apologize for this inconvenience, repairs are underway and we will post updates as soon as hot water has been restored. 

Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/6/2018

Loblolly Woods Nature Park will be closed immediately due to a sewer line leak affecting the park’s wetland system. The closure affects the entire park property, including the boardwalk and trails, from the N.W. 5th Ave. entrance to N.W. 16th Ave., as well as the Mason Manor section located on the eastern side of the property. Gainesville Regional Utilities is working to repair the leak. We ask that park patrons please avoid the area, especially the creeks, until conditions have improved.

4/4/2018
- The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., welcomes Tim Kliphuis and his accompaniment Alfonso Ponticelli, to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center to be held Wednesday, April 11
4/4/2018
Batter up - it’s time for adult softball! Registration for the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s Adult Softball League is open until Friday, May 25.
3/28/2018
Celebrate Earth Day early by taking advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2018 Spring Native Plant Sale. Native plants are adapted to drought and the heat of summer, which help reduce water consumption from irrigation, require less upkeep and help save money. The Spring Native Plant Sale is at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public.
3/26/2018
Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, returns this spring Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Thomas Center and Gardens.
3/26/2018
The weather is getting warmer, and that means it is time to get in the water! The City of Gainesville 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.
3/26/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce the 2018 Gainesville Dash & Splash Race 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!
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