Learn more about the City of Gainesville - its history, fun facts and our award-winning community.
From nature walks and community clean ups, to art walks and medieval faires, the City of Gainesville offers fun for the whole family all year long.
Discover ways to engage with your community and provide public feedback on city ordinances.
With more than 3,200 acres of recreation spaces, natural areas and facilities, the City of Gainesville offers a diverse array of things to do and spaces to enjoy.
The city offers a variety of sports and recreation opportunities including golf, swimming, softball, football and more.
The city supports community-based cultural resources and programming that offer ethnic, ecological and/or historical value to our neighbors.
Depot Park is the City of Gainesville's signature park in downtown. Depot features a children's adventure play area with a splashpad, playground and promenade to host special events.
Bo Diddley Community Plaza in the heart of Historic Downtown Gainesville is available to rent for concerts, festivals, church gatherings and more throughout the year.
Welcome to the City of Gainesville! Learn all about your new city and the many things Gainesville has to offer!
Gainesville is full of great, family-friendly activities and programs.
Explore parks and trails, events and things to do, where to eat, and arts and culture in Gainesville and Alachua County.
Come out and try the City's beautiful 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Named by Golf Digest as one of the best places to play, the course hosts more than 50 tournaments annually.
Our Urban Forestry Division maintains our urban forest to ensure diversity of age and species, mitigate canopy loss, minimize hazards; and conserve the high-quality heritage trees that make Gainesville a Tree City of the World!
The City of Gainesville Commission may, on occasion, issue policy direction enabling city staff to participate in fact-based public education activities which do not expressly advocate for or against an issue.
The inaugural holiday parade is Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 along University Avenue, and leads into the holiday dance party and lights celebration.