PRCA News

6/27/2018
Showtune Shenanigans premiered in 2018 at the City of Gainesville’s JestFest. Created by John Lowe, the celebrated director of music and organist at Gainesville’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and talented actor/singer/musician Will Winter, the duo played, sang, acted and danced their way through a variety of popular show tunes. Now with an expanded repertoire and additional musicians, they will play at the All-American Song Fest. This celebration of America’s birthday is held annually at “Free Fridays” on the first Friday in July.
Posted by: Katharine Berry
6/22/2018

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park, located at 1500 NW 45th Ave., will be closed starting on Monday, June 25, to complete the paving of the parking lot. The work is anticipated to take 10 days. Updates will be posted here about reopening. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 352-393-8526.

6/21/2018
The Savants of Soul will play at “Free Fridays” Friday, June 29 at 8 p.m. They are a nine-piece Motown soul band built on a foundation of blues, soul, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, punk and ska.
6/18/2018
On Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m., thousands of children and adults are invited to unite at aquatics facilities around the world to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). The City of Gainesville is proud to be one of the nation’s top water safety and training organizations that joins forces with worldwide participants in order to foster education on the vital importance of swimming lessons that aid drowning prevention. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is joining Team WLSL to once again break a world record and send the message that swimming lessons save lives
6/13/2018
The band Fast Lane will feature funk, soul and R&B at its “Free Fridays” concert, held Friday, June 22 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
6/12/2018
Professional contractors working for GRU will be using an airboat to treat invasive aquatic plants at Sweetwater Wetlands Park during the week of June 11. The park will be open as scheduled.
6/7/2018
The “Free Fridays” Concert Series, as part of its celebration of June as African-American Music Appreciation Month, presents The Shakedown Friday, June 15 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.
6/7/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) needs volunteer coaches for Pop Warner Football and Cheer. Pop Warner is more than a game; it promotes academic success and accountability in its participants.
6/7/2018
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce that the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation received a $10,000 donation for the Northeast 31st Avenue Park improvements from the GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club
6/5/2018
The City of Gainesville is holding an open house for future park improvements at the Northeast 31st Avenue Park, which is located at 1700 NE 31st Avenue. The public is invited to join the discussion of concept plans at the park Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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