News and Events
Renovations Renovations for the Nature Center are underway. The center features a screened in classroom and ADA restrooms. Additional site improvements include a Black Swamp boardwalk, nature trails, resurfaced parking area, waterfront dock, climbing tower, and butterfly garden.
Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public to enjoy our walking trails, picnic areas, disc golf, sport courts, and open space.
Cuscowilla Pool is open to the public on the weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Pool hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Guests may purchase a $5 day pass or $20 season pass onsite or online prior to pool entry. To pay online, please click “Register & Reserve” and then "Pool Pass" under our membership offerings. For more information, please call (352) 574-2372.
Rentals. Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center is available for rentals including overnight cabin stays, primitive camping, archery, pavilion, lodge, grounds, and indoor meeting space. For more information on availability, or for a quote, please email Cuscowilla@alachuacounty.us or call us at 352-574-2372.
Projects currently in the construction phase that will
be complete this Spring
Gill McGuire Santa Fe Lake large
Projects to be completed this Fall
Recently Completed Projects
Squirrel ridge Park including a new play area, walking path, dog pools and wash
Poe Springs Boardwalk Replacement and canoe launch at the spring area Jonesville
Tennis Court Rehabilitation
Chestnut Park Pavilions adjacent to the Multi use
Grove Park play area and ADA access
Lake Forest Pocket Park at Lake Forest Elementary School
Veterans Park Playground and
ADA repairs or improvements to Kate Barnes Boat Ramp
Master Plan for Alachua County Parks
Squirrel Ridge Restroom Design
Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center
Barr Hammock Park - photo by Mark Procopio
Lake Alto - photo by Susan Clontz
Marjorie K. Rawlings Park - photo by Seth Shotwell
Poe Springs - photo by Guy Bryant