Parks and Open Space

News and Events

Cuscowilla Renovations are complete for the Lodge and South Pool Building including: ADA restroom, building access, and sidewalk. Facilities will be available for rent starting this fall. Additional site improvements include resurfaced parking area, waterfront dock, climbing tower, and butterfly garden.

Cuscowilla Pool will be open to the public on the weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend  through Labor Day weekend. Pool hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and SundayGuests 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 program offerings. Questions? Please call  (352) 574-2372    

Cuscowilla Hours & Rentals. Beginning August 2022 Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center will be available for rentals including; overnight cabin stays, tent camping, activities, meeting spaces, parties, weddings, and private pool parties. To view available spaces, activities, and pricing please click “Register & Reserve.” Additionally, Cuscowilla will be open to the public to enjoy trails, picnic areas, and recreational fields following Summer Camp programs in August. 

 Projects currently in the construction phase that will be complete this Spring 

Lake Alto pump out restroom 

Santa Fe Lake large restroom replacement

 Projects to be completed this Fall 

Poe Springs Restroom

 Recently Completed Projects 

Improvements to Squirrel ridge Park including a new play area, walking path, dog pools and wash station 

Poe Springs Boardwalk Replacement and canoe launch at the spring area Jonesville Tennis Court Rehabilitation 

Chestnut Park Pavilions adjacent to the Multi use field 

Grove Park play area and ADA access

 Upcoming projects 

Veterans Park Splash Pad and Improvements
ADA repairs or improvements to Kate Barnes Boat Ramp
Lake Forest Pocket Park at Lake Forest Elementary School
Master Plan for Alachua County Parks

Squirrel Ridge Restroom Design

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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:
parks@alachuacounty.us​

Mission

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.

Vision

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

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