Cofrin Nature Park Reopens Oct. 23


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the reopening of Cofrin Nature Park, which is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. in Gainesville. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the park will be open its regular hours, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Cofrin Nature Park closed in the spring for renovations, including major structural repairs to stabilize the shoreline of Beville Creek, a stream that bisects the park. A picturesque bridge was installed to allow park patrons to cross the creek and access the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden and park nature trails. Upgrades also included the removal of a house and connection of the public restrooms to the city’s municipal sewer system. All improvements reap significant environmental benefits.

All of the Cofrin Nature Park improvements help meet the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department mission to provide and maintain the natural, recreational and cultural facilities and programs that make Gainesville a great place to live, work and visit; and that help sustain the city economically, socially and environmentally.

For more information, please contact Nature Operations Manager Linda Demetropoulos, at or 352-393-8445, or visit the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs website at