Wild Spaces & Public Places Projects

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Current Projects

Wild Spaces & Public Places oversees projects for the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department. Below are projects currently in progress. Take a look at your tax dollars at work!

Clarence R. Kelly Community Center & Park

Construction of the new Clarence R. Kelly Community Center and Park, located at 1701 NE 8 Avenue, began on April 19, 2021, and is anticipated to complete in April of 2022.  Improvements include the construction of a new 3,800 SF community center and neighborhood park.  The park will have a new playground, adult fitness equipment, a full-sized, lighted basketball court, a fenced community garden and much more. Blackwater Construction Services, LLC, a local business, is the general contractor for the project. The construction project cost is approximately $2,292,276. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Electric Vehicles – Storage and Charging

Work began in late March constructing a garage to house two future electric vehicles for the park.  One of the electric vehicles will be used for tours while the other will help staff complete maintenance operations. M&M Masonry, LLC is pouring the concrete pad, Shed Ranch, Inc. is erecting the metal garage and Bolt Electric, LLC is providing electric to the new building. The work is anticipated to complete by the end of April. The construction project cost, inclusive of the two electric vehicles for the park, is approximately $71,505. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool

A major renovation of the 50-year old building and pool, located at 1001 NW 31 Dr. at Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Park, began in January 2022 with completion expected in the fall of 2022.  Improvements include replacement of the pool liner and water recirculating system, a new roofing system, new showers, restroom fixtures, lockers, benches, interior finishes and light fixtures, parking lot reconstruction and much more. Blackwater Construction Services, LLC, a local business, is the general contractor for the project. The construction project cost is approximately $1,497,587. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.


Northside Park Court – Lighting Improvements

Work began in late March to install two new light poles and additional court lights to better illuminate the pickleball and tennis courts.  The work is anticipated to complete in early April. NGU Sports Lighting, LLC is performing the work. The construction project cost is approximately $63,500. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

San Felasco Park – Pétanque Court Improvements

Work began in late March constructing Pétanque Courts at San Felasco Park.  The work is anticipated to complete in early April. Magnolia Landscaping, LLC is performing the work. The construction project cost is approximately $17,928. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Fred Cone Park – Fence by Bleachers

Work will begin in early April installing a fence between the bleachers and the track at Fred Cone Park.  The work is anticipated to complete by mid-April.  R & B Fencing, Inc. is performing the work. The construction project cost is approximately $14,000. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


Completed Projects

We hope you’ll look through the improvements and learn what the Wild Spaces & Public Places program means for the Gainesville community. They are examples of what can be accomplished through unwavering commitment and thoughtful collaboration with our neighbors. These projects listed are what has been completed to date and include photo albums, videos, work descriptions and project costs.

2022

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Sweetwater Wetlands Park – Porous Concrete Trail

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325 SW Williston Rd.

Construction of a porous concrete trail at Sweetwater Wetlands Park began on November 29 and completed on December 28, 2021.  Improvements included construction of a paved path from the park’s entrance to cell 1.  American Construction Services, Inc. was the general contractor for the project. The construction project cost was $218,227. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.


Ironwood Golf Course – Cart Path Reconstruction

Photo Album 

2100 NE 39th Ave.

Work to reconstruct portions of the Ironwood Golf Course concrete cart path completed in January 2022.  Shine & Company, Inc. performed the work. The construction project cost was $181,500. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Loblolly Woods Park – Boardwalk Reconstruction

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3315 NW 5th Ave.

Work to reconstruct the boardwalk at Loblolly Woods Nature Park, spanning from NW 8 Avenue approximately 1400 feet north, completed in January 2022.  IMS Contracting, Inc. was the general contractor for the project. The construction project cost was $420,187. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


2021

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Howard Bishop Recreation Area Renovations

Photo Album

1901 NE 9th St.

Renovations of the track and tennis/basketball courts at Howard Bishop Middle School, located at 1901 NE 9th St., began in June and completed in November 2021. D.E. Scorpio Corporation, a local business, was the general contractor for the project.  This recreation area was improved through a partnership with Alachua County Public Schools. The City of Gainesville’s portion of the construction project cost was $250,000.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


Unity Park and Flatwoods Conservation Area Trailhead Improvements

Photo Album

1710 NE 31st Ave.

Work on Unity Park, a new neighborhood park located at 1700 NE 31st Ave., began in August of 2020 and completed in the fall of 2021. Improvements to the park included two new basketball courts, a community garden, playground equipment, sidewalk games, a pavilion, grill and a walking loop with fitness stations. The Flatwoods Conservation Area Trailhead, located nearby at 2010 NE 31st Ave., also received upgrades to include parking lot improvements, a new kiosk, a trash/recycling container and bike racks.  The approximate project cost was $1,081,038. AKEA, Inc. a local, minority, certified service-disabled veteran owned small business, was the general contractor for the project.  For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Albert "Ray" Massey Park – Retaining Wall Improvements

1001 NW 34th St.

Construction of a new retaining wall by the baseball scorer’s box, between fields 1 and 2, began in May and completed in October of 2021. Elevated Design & Construction, LLC, a small, local, minority-owned business, was the general contractor for the project.  The construction project cost was $31,700. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.


Dwight H. Hunter Pool – Women's Locker Room Improvements

1100 Northeast 14th St.

Renovations of the women’s locker room at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool completed at the end of September 2021.  Bolt Electric Contractors, Inc. installed new lights and McLeod General Trades, LLC installed new restroom partitions. The construction project cost was approximately $11,721. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.


Cedar Grove Park – Playground Improvements

1201 NE 22nd St.

Renovation of the Cedar Grove Park playground, located at 1200 NE 22nd Street, completed at the end of April 2021.  Miracle Recreation Equipment Company performed the work.  The project cost was $16,018. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.



Dwight H. Hunter Pool – Men’s Locker Room Renovations

1100 Northeast 14th St.

Elevated Design & Construction, LLC renovated the men’s locker room at the Dwight H. Hunter Pool located at 1100 NE 14th St. The locker room received new privacy partitions in the bathroom area, upgraded LED lighting throughout, and wall-mounted mirrors. The project cost was $19,675 and the work completed in April 2021. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool – Sun Shades

1001 NW 31 Dr.

Creative Shade Solutions installed four 20’x 30’ shade structures at the H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool, located at 1001 NW 31st Drive, in March of 2021. The project cost was $30,300. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

2020

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T.B. McPherson Recreation Complex – Pavilion Roof Replacements

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1717 SE 15th St.

Advanced Roofing, Inc. replaced the pavilion roofs at T.B. McPherson Recreation Complex located at 1717 SE 15th St.. The project cost was $17,888 and the work completed at the end of January 2021. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Splash Pads: H. Spurgeon Cherry & Dwight H. Hunter Pools

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1001 NW 31 Dr.
1100 Northeast 14th St.

Improvements to the Splash Pads were completed in December 2020. Both Splash Pads received a complete overhaul which included new water features and the refurbishing of the most popular of the existing amenities. The project cost was $133,863. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center Improvements

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1013 NW 7th Ave.

Improvements to the A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center, located at 1013 NW 7th Ave., completed in late 2020. The work included creating a stormwater management system under the newly paved parking lot, a brick paver courtyard at the rear of the building with new seating, a storage shed, bike racks, landscaping and site lighting. The project cost was $313,000. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Albert “Ray” Massey Park Improvements

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1001 NW 34th St.

Improvements at Albert “Ray” Massey Park completed in November 2020. Improvements to baseball fields 1 and 2 included field regrading, new “performance” turf, reconstruction of the ramp to the scorer’s platform, a new ADA accessible viewing area over field 1 and erosion stabilization measures. The southernmost parking lot entrance was permanently closed to minimize vehicular traffic adjacent to the children’s playground and reduce congestion and the associated safety concerns at the intersection with NW 8th Ave. The parking area was reconfigured to provide 20 new parking spaces, dedicated bus, scooter and motorcycle parking and triple the number of ADA spaces. The project cost was $810,449. Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete Company, a small, local vendor, was the general contractor for the project. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Northside Park Improvements

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5701 NW 34th Blvd

The renovation project at Northside Park completed in October of 2020. Improvements included the addition of 40 parking spaces, a new playground and construction of a new multi-generational play area, the “Generations Play Zone”. The Generations Play Zone was designed to provide activities for all ages and includes outdoor games such as bocce ball, pickleball/tennis courts, pétanque, table tennis, checkers and chess. The project also included construction of an outdoor patio, large pavilions with grills, shaded seating and viewing areas and a walking path with outdoor exercise equipment. The project cost was $2,145,524. Scherer Construction of North Florida facilitated the work.  For more details about the project, click here. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Sharmie Ffar & Wilhelmina Johnson Cultural Center — New Fencing

Photo Album
321 NW 10th St.

Construction of a new wooden fence on the east property line of the park completed in September of 2020. This fence separates the park’s play areas from the adjacent neighborhood and provides a visual screen for the community from the playground and NW 10th St. The fence was installed by Park Operations Staff. The project cost was $1,500.  For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Oakview Park Improvements

Video
810 NW 8th Ave.

Work completed at Oakview Park (formerly named Kiwanis Girl Scout Park) in September of 2020.  Improvements included renovations to the building, a new modern playground, landscaping, removing invasive species and parking. The project cost was $998,000. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Nature Center at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park

Photo Album
1500 NW 45th Ave.

Renovations to the circa-1890 farm house to create a nature center completed in September of 2020. The project cost was $478,000. Click here to view in-progress photos of the nature center’s renovation. J.E. Decker Construction Group, LLC was the general contractor who facilitated the work. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Hippodrome Theatre Improvements

Photo Album
Virtual Video Tour

25 SE 2nd Place

The City of Gainesville’s 2018-2020 efforts include the following improvements at the Hippodrome:

First and Second Floor Lobbies:
New flooring, doors and door frames, wood trim, countertops, paint, new lighting and fixtures and restoration and relocation of existing historic light fixtures. $196,562

Exterior Lighting:
Replacement and upgrades to exterior and front porch LED lighting. $49,872

Building Exterior:
Replacement of the box office window, an exterior steel door and repair to the building’s gutter lining. $9,364

Interior Lighting:
New office, general and theatrical lighting for the first and second floor. $32,440

Accessibility Improvements:
New ADA assistive listening systems for the main stage and cinema. New stair nosing for the auditorium and upgraded second floor handrails. $9,603

Air Conditioning:
Replacement of units on the first floor and basement green room, and first-time installation of an air conditioning system in the scene shop. $21,627

Speaker System:
New speaker system for the second floor. $4,910

Joyner Construction Partners, LLC was the general contractor for the project.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


Depot Park Improvements

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874 SE 4 St.

Electrical improvements completed at Depot Park in August of 2020.  The work included the addition of bollard lighting from the Depot Park parking lot to the old RTS parking lot.  This project also included a large electrical capacity upgrade to the park.  Existing light poles were retrofitted with electrical outlets and additional 30 and 50 amp outlets were strategically located in the Little Lawns, the West Overlook, the East Overlook and the Open Lawn to better accommodate programming and events held at Depot Park.  The project cost was $456,991.  Oelrich Construction, Inc. was the general contractor for the project.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

San Felasco Park Improvements

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6400 NW 43rd Way

San Felasco Park now has a new play structure geared towards children between 512 years old. Work completed in July of 2020. The project cost was $28,915.  For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.

Springtree Park Improvements

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2700 NW 39th Ave.

Improvements to Springtree Park, located at 2700 NW 39th Ave., completed in July of 2020.  The project included improved trails, park access improvements, a new playground, adult fitness stations, a deck overlooking Three Lakes Creek, a pavilion, park signage and much more! The project cost was $197,609.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Morningside Nature Center Improvements

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3540 E. University Ave.

New Timucuan Indian living historical exhibits were constructed at Morningside Nature Center. The structures were built on June 16th  and 17th, 2020 by Big Kahuna Tiki Huts, Inc. in partnership with the Seminole Indian Tribe using hand-hewn cypress poles and freshly harvested cabbage palm fronds from the Florida Everglades. The project cost was $29,885. Click here to view photos of the new structures. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov

Wilhelmina Johnson Resource Center / Sharmie Ffar Park Improvements

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321 NW 10th Street

A large pavilion with tables and an accessible path were erected at Sharmie Ffar Park in June 2020.  Click here to view photos of the new pavilion. The project cost was $43,842. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov

Tom Petty Park Improvements

400 NE 16th Ave.

An irrigation well for the softball fields was installed at Tom Petty Park in early June of 2020. The project cost was $18,995. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.  

Bo Diddley Plaza Improvements

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111 East University Ave.

A new bike repair station and air pump were installed on the east side of the plaza by the Alachua County Civil Courthouse building. Additional bike racks accommodating up to 32 bikes were also installed throughout the plaza. The cost for the improvements was $6,600. The work was completed by City Park Operations staff in collaboration with the City’s Public Works Department Operations personnel.  The work took place in March and April of 2020.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

TB McPherson Recreation Complex – Tennis Court Improvements

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1717 SE 15th St.

A wholesale renovation of the tennis courts at T.B. McPherson Park, located at 1717 SE 15th Street, completed in March of 2020. The work included demolition of the existing tennis courts, construction of new courts, and the installation of new nets, posts, perimeter fencing and windscreens. The cost of the project was $173,407. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Northside Park – Disc Golf Bridge Work

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5701 NW 34th Blvd.

Improvements to the disc golf bridge, between holes 6 and 7, took place in March of 2020.  The project cost was $9,500. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Lincoln-Williams Drainage Improvements

1001 SE 12th St.

Work completed on drainage improvements at the fields between Abraham Lincoln Middle School and Joseph Williams Elementary School in February of 2020.  This project improved field conditions after heavy rainfall and allows for greater recreational use.  For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Bo Diddley Plaza Improvements

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111 East University Ave.

Accessibility improvements completed at Bo Diddley Plaza in early 2020.  The work included replacement of existing uneven brick surfaces as well as some additional brickwork. The project cost was $130,000. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Boulware Springs Park Improvements

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3300 SE 15th St.

A new metal roof was installed in January of 2020 on the Boulware Springs Park pavilion.  American Roofing Company, a small, local business, was the contractor for the work. The project cost was $5,495. For more information, please contact Pete McNiece, project manager, at 352-393-8544 or mcniecepr@gainesvillefl.gov.

Reserve Park (a new Neighborhood Park)

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700 NE 11th St.

Construction completed in January of 2020 on a neighborhood park located at 700 NE 11th Street. The new park includes a modern playground, a community garden, traveling rings, an obstacle course, picnic areas, and a memorial to Reserve Soldiers. Anglin Construction Company was the general contractor.  The project cost was $922,807. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

2019

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Fred Cone Park Improvements - Turf and Drainage

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2841 E. University Ave.

Drainage and turf improvements completed in October of 2019 and the field reopened to the public.  Before this project, the field was holding water after significant rain events, making it unplayable for multiple days. Foresight Construction Group, Inc. oversaw the work with construction being facilitated by ZORRN Company, Inc. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.



SW 47th Ave Trail (SW 40th Blvd to SW 34th St)

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SW 40th Blvd to SW 34th St.

This trail project consisted of the construction of a 1,619 foot paved multiuse trail on the north side of SW 47th Avenue from SW 40th Boulevard to SW 34th Street. Construction began in September 2018 and completed in October 2019. The trail was constructed by Commercial Industrial Corp. and connects high-density residential areas to activity centers off of SW 34th Street. The project cost was $629,888. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.




Carolyn Beatrice Parker Park (formerly named J.J. Finley Park)

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1912 NW 5th Ave.

Construction completed on Carolyn Beatrice Parker Park, a new neighborhood park, in August of 2019.  This project was in partnership with the School Board of Alachua County. Improvements included a new playground with outdoor musical instruments and climbing features, picnic tables and benches, trash and recycling containers, striped basketball courts and goals, and painting the covered pavilion. Decorative fencing was installed to prevent access to school buildings during non-school hours. The project cost was $268,579. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


Duval Park — Boardwalk Replacement

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520 NE 21st St.

The boardwalk replacement project in Duval Park completed in August of 2019. This project included the replacement of the wooden boardwalk that is part of a ½ mile walking loop within the park. AKEA, Inc. oversaw the work and construction was by Diversified Professional Service Corporation of Dade City, FL. The project cost was $476,226. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.



Lincoln Park Improvements

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924 SE 15th St.

Work completed on new concrete pads for new bleachers and dugouts, a 10’ homerun fence, new sidewalks, a new scoreboard and a new water bottle filler on the restroom building at Lincoln Park in the summer of 2019. The project cost was $85,127. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.


Ironwood Golf Course Improvements

2100 NE 39th Ave.

Lighting was installed at the Ironwood Golf Course driving range.  Golf patrons are now able to utilize the driving range for extended hours.  This project completed in April 2019 and the project cost was $99,500. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Depot Park Improvements

874 SE 4th St.

This project consisted of the addition of a trail connection between the old RTS parking lot and the trail on the east side of Depot Park. Construction began in December 2018 and completed at the end of 2019. The project cost was $39,415. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Morningside Nature Center

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3540 E. University Ave.

Morningside Nature Center welcomed Zinnia, a Jersey Calf, to the farm in December of 2019.  Zinnia has a vibrant personality and she looks forward to meeting you. The project cost was $900. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

Fred Cone Park Improvements - Shade Structures

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2841 E. University Ave.

The installation of new shade structures over the Fred Cone Park bleachers completed in June 2019. The canopy offers shaded seating for sports spectators and spans the full length of the bleachers, which can accommodate up to 360 people. The project cost was $75,275.00 and USA Shade Fabric Structures was the contractor for the work. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov


Green Acres Park

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643 SW 40 St.

Improvements to  Green Acres Park  completed in May of 2019 and included a new playground, pavilion, picnic tables and benches, new adult outdoor fitness equipment and a sidewalk connecting all of the park amenities. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.


Barbara Higgins Park

1352 SE 2nd St.

A clean-up day for this park took place on June 7, 2019, in partnership with Lowe’s and Neighborhood Housing Development Corporation. New benches, tables and a grill were installed, as well as fresh mulch for the playground. There was also a dedication ceremony that took place. The project cost was $9,845. For additional information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.



2018

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Hippodrome Improvements

25 SE 2nd Pl.

This project consisted of a number of safety and energy efficiency upgrades. The emergency communication system was replaced, lighting was upgraded to LED, the Box Office window was replaced, the second floor handrails were replaced and the exterior handicap ramp and exit tower railings were repaired. The project cost was $51,509. For more information, please contact Bob Robins, project manager, at 352-373-5968 or brobins@thehipp.org.

 

A Quinn Jones Museum Renovations

1108 NW 7th Ave.

This project consisted of renovating exterior storage, installing a security system on both buildings, and fabricating traveling exhibits and permanent exhibits. The project cost was $41,121. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.

 

Thomas Center Building Renovations

302 NE 6th Ave.

This project consisted of replacing indoor and outdoor lighting, repairing the fountain, installing a bike rack and minor landscaping improvements. Future improvements to the museum and art galleries are anticipated. For more information, please contact Sarit Sela, project manager, at 352-393-8207 or selas@gainesvillefl.gov.

Rosa B. Williams Center Renovations

524 NW 1st St.

This project consisted of an interior renovation to include replacing the ceiling, doors and flooring, updating signage, expanding storage, replacing interior and exterior lighting and other general improvements.  For more information, please contact Russell Etling, project manager, at 352-393-8532 or etlingrh@gainesvillefl.gov.

 

Ironwood Golf Course Improvements

2100 NE 39th Ave.

This project consisted of improving drainage to the fairways, adding additional equipment storage areas, installing a new restroom on the front 9, resealing the parking lot, cleaning ditches and ponds, repairing cart paths, replacing banquet room furnishings, lighting and carpet upgrades and other clubhouse renovations.  The project cost was $76,899. For more information, please contact Jeff Cardozo, project manager, at 352-334-2202 or Cardozojm@gainesvillefl.gov.

Lincoln Park Improvements

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924 SE 15th St.

This project consisted of multiple improvements to the park.  Field grading and other field improvements such as new bases, home plate and pitching rubber were installed during Spring Break week in 2018.  This work was completeby city staff. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.

 

Shade Structures (Multiple Locations)

Shade structures over playground equipment and other park amenities were installed at ten parks. The final installation of a shade structures completed in February of 2018.  

  • T.B. McPherson Recreation Center’s tennis courts
  • Depot Park
  • Roper Park
  • Rosa B. Williams Center
  • Cofrin Nature Park
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center
  • Cedar Grove Park
  • Fred Cone Park
  • Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool deck
  • Porters Community Center
  • T.B. McPherson Recreation Center.

This project, in conjunction with the sunscreen dispenser installation throughout city parks, encourages safe play and provides comfort for all users. The project cost was $375,952. For more information, please contact John Weber, project manager, at 352-393-8186 or weberjf@gainesvillefl.gov.

 

H. Spurgeon Westside Pool

1001 NW 31st Dr.

Geothermal heating and cooling pumps were installed with the work completing in September of 2018.  Geothermal pumps in conjunction with solar blankets will allow the pool to remain open all year long.  The project cost was $329,448. For more information, please contact Betsy Waite, project manager, at 352-393-8187 or waiteed@gainesvillefl.gov.