PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/25/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), in partnership with the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation (NHDC) and Lowe’s Home Improvement, and with the help of many eager volunteers, will participate in a park cleanup and makeover in celebration of NeighborWorks Week.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/24/2017
A celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month occurs every Friday night in June at the Bo Diddley Plaza as part of the “Free Fridays” concert series. Inspired by the dream of late local musicians Richard Baxter and Roland Burns, African-American Music Appreciation Month has been celebrated in Gainesville since 1998.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/24/2017
The Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center is closed to due hazardous conditions. The Barnyard Buddies for May 24 is cancelled. The farm will reopen as soon as the conditions are cleared. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors. The rest of the park remains open to the public. Please check back for details or call (352)334-3326 for more information.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
5/19/2017
The Thomas Center Galleries, in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Art, announce the opening of UNCONTAINABLE | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement, on Friday, June 9, from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The exhibit features a collection of work of twenty-six globally recognized urban artists, some of which has never been exhibited previously, and will run from June 9 through September 9, 2017.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
5/11/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is advising residents and visitors to be especially cautious when visiting local nature parks due to the extremely warm and dry conditions and increased wildfire risk in our region. The danger of wildfires is considered “extreme,” prompting a ban on using grills in city nature parks. Those using grills at recreation parks should be vigilant and watch for any stray sparks or embers.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
5/11/2017
The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, located on 1028 NE 14th Street, will remain closed as part of annual maintenance from today, May 11 until Friday, May 26, 2017. The center will reopen on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
5/10/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is providing an opportunity for interested citizens to give their feedback on future plans for the Kiwanis/Girls Scout Park, which is located at Northwest Eighth Street and Eighth Place. Interested citizens are invited to complete the survey through Monday, May 28, 2017. It may be viewed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/KiwanisGirlsScout.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
4/20/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to invite friends and neighbors to a bat house installation Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Possum Creek Park, which is located at 4009 NW 53rd Ave.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
4/19/2017

The restrooms are temporarily closed for repair at Cofrin Nature Park, located at 4810 NW 8th Ave. The projected completion of the repairs is for Friday, April 21. We apologize for any inconvenience for our guests, please plan your visit accordingly.

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
4/11/2017
Celebrate Earth Day early by taking advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2017 Spring Native Plant Sale. Native plants are adapted to drought and the heat of summer, which helps reduce water consumption from irrigation, require less upkeep and help save money. The Spring Native Plant Sale is at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public. An exclusive member’s only sale is Friday, April 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). It’s easy to join in person or online, and memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted.
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