PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/13/2017

Staff from Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs have been working since conditions cleared from Hurricane Irma to assess the safety of our parks and facilities. The following are open, this post will be updated as information becomes available:

Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/13/2017
The Thomas Center Galleries, in conjunction with the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, announce a weekend of activities as part of the “Year of Cross Creek,” which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery. The Sept. 15 through Sept. 17 weekend of free activities includes an evening of social dance, an afternoon of fun and folksy entertainment and a concert inspired by Rawlings’ work. All three events will feature the music of virtuoso mandolin player Sam Bartlett and violin player and vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/7/2017
Please note: Due to extenuating circumstances pertaining the approach of Hurricane Irma The Thomas Center Galleries will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9. Please check https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleFL/ for updates. Stay safe!
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/7/2017
This week’s “Free Fridays” Concert, which was scheduled for Sept. 8, featuring The Duppies has been cancelled concert due to extenuating circumstances pertaining the approach of Hurricane Irma. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/28/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department is excited to announce that new recreational amenities are planned for construction at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park, located at 1500 NW 45th Ave. New facilities will include a picnic pavilion, outdoor fitness circuit and a new playground. Traditional playground favorites are included, such as swings, slides and climbers. Additionally, unique and exciting playground features will be added, such as rope climbers, an oval swing, a zip line and outdoor musical instruments. Once complete, much of the playground will be covered by a shade sail. Adults will have access to a fitness circuit designed to provide a complete workout when users finish the fitness loop. PRCA staff anticipates that the facilities will open by this fall.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/28/2017

The Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center and Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool are temporarily closed due to a power outage. The facilities will reopen as soon as power has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/16/2017
Can you believe Depot Park is already one year old? Fans of Depot Park will not want to miss the one year celebration Saturday, Aug. 19 from 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, this event offers a variety of entertainment for Depot Park guests of all ages. From the kid-friendly dance party at the scenic overlook, to live bands, food trucks and a train ride through the park, this celebration will be fun for everyone.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/16/2017

Captive Eddies will play a concert at “Free Fridays” Friday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Captive Eddies' influences span from classic rock, reggae, blues, folk, funk, classical bluegrass and jazz. 

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/16/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) and Public Works Departments wish to advise visitors of Sweetwater Wetlands Park of the yearly sediment removal project. Certain areas of the park will be closed to the public access during the work; the rest of the park will remain open.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
8/16/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is proud to announce its collaboration with Peaceful Paths and Community Bank & Trust of Florida. The partnership has served the middle school aged participants of Foundations Academy, a teen summer camp that took place at T.B. McPherson Center, 1717 SE 15th St.
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