Parks and Open Space

News and Events

The following projects are currently in the construction phase and will be complete this Winter:
Chestnut Park Pavilions adjacent to the Multi use field
Poe Springs Park canoe launch at the spring area
Lake Alto pump out restroom
Squirrel Ridge Park dog pools and wash station
Grove Park play area and ADA access
Santa Fe Lake large restroom replacement

The following will be complete this Spring:
Poe Springs Restroom

Recently Completed Projects are:
Improvements to Squirrel ridge Park including a new play are and walking path.
Poe Springs Boardwalk Replacement
Jonesville Tennis Court Rehabilitation

Next year projects include:
Veterans Park Splash Pad and Improvements
ADA repairs or improvements to Jonesville Park, Kate Barnes Boat Ramp and Copeland Park
Lake Forest Pocket Park at Lake Forest Elementary School
Master Plan for Alachua County Parks
Squirrel Ridge Restroom

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Contact us

Parks and Open Space 408 West University Ave., Suite 106 Gainesville, FL 32601​
Phone: 352-264-6868 Fax: 352-264-6852 Email Us:​


Our mission is to provide safe, well maintained parks and open spaces to create fun, memorable experiences that enhance the quality of life, as well as healthy minds and bodies, for all people.


Our parks are better today than they were yesterday. We envision increased recreational programming and investment in staff and facilities.

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