Public Recreation & Parks Board


  • The board serves to assist and advise the City Commission in establishing effective recreation for the City of Gainesville.
  • The board also engages in an annual review of the Capital Improvements Projects list pertaining to recreation projects and the recreation and open space element update, and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • The board also assists and advises the City Commission on future policies and directions concerning recreation and open space projects for the city, as well as assists in promoting community awareness of the recreation and open space projects that are being considered by the commission.

Meeting Schedule

The board meets the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. The meeting locations are noticed each month in the Clerk of Commission's notice of meetings. For additional information about this Board you may contact our staff at 352-393-8357.

Nominations needed!

The City of Gainesville Public Recreation and Parks Board plans to recognize those exceptional volunteers who have contributed much of their time and energy to promoting recreational activities throughout Gainesville. Each year, the board plans to recognize two or three of these volunteers with the Albert “Ray” Massey Citizen Volunteer Award. The nomination for can be downloaded here.

Related information: The By Laws