PRCA News

4/26/2018

Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, more than 240 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in historic downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $20,000 in cash prizes. Applications for the Downtown Festival & Art Show are available upon request at 352-393-8536 or online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. The application deadline is Thursday, May 17, 2018.

4/26/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2018 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.
4/25/2018
Participants in the Foundations Academy After-School Program combined their efforts to create an Earth Day-themed project to promote litter-reduction at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park and Recreation Center. The
4/24/2018
The Gainesville City Beautification Board is hosting an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the historic Thomas Center (302 Northeast 6th Avenue). Social hour begins at 7 pm with the ceremony starting at 8 pm.
4/24/2018
The City of Gainesville Southwest Downtown Parking Garage (105 SW 3rd Street) will be a participant in the April 27th Artwalk Gainesville between 7 and 9 p.m. A number of artists have painted murals within the parking garage which will be showcased during the event.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
4/24/2018
To allow the Depot Park Team a little more time for focused closing procedures, the play area at Depot Park, located at 200 S.E. Depot Ave., will close at 7:30 pm beginning Tuesday, April 24, through Sunday, May 6.  The remainder of Depot Park, including the picnic pavilions, spash pad and water’s edge promenade will remain open during standard park hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our guests. For more information please call 352-393-8510.
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.

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