Want to Find Open Parks Near Me in Gainesville? Here Is A Complete List!

By Amanda Roland
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With the state’s start on Phase 2 of the reopening process, it is important to know what is open and what isn’t. Luckily, many open-air facilities like parks have reopened! Here is a complete list of open parks in the city of Gainesville that you can take your family to!

All of this information can be found on the City of Gainesville’s website. For questions, contact the Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department.

Keep in mind while parks are reopening, some amenities in each park might be prohibited. Also, make sure to maintain social distancing and proper sanitation protocol when in public. 



Albert “Ray” Massey Park

Citizens Park at NE Complex

Depot Park

Forest Park

Fred Cone Park

Greentree/Kiwanis Challenge Park

Haisley Lynch Park

Hibiscus Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex

Northside Park

Possum Creek Park

Sweetwater Branch Park (Matheson)

T.B. McPherson Park

Tom Petty Park


Nature parks:

29th Road Nature Park

Alfred A. Ring Park

Bivens Arm Nature Park

Boulware Springs Nature Park

Broken Arrow Bluff Nature Park

Clear Lake Nature Park

Cofrin Nature Park

Colclough Pond Nature Park

Duval Park

Flatwoods Conservation Area

Gum Root Park

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park

John Mahon Nature Park

Loblolly Woods

Morningside Nature Center

Palm Point Nature Park

San Felasco Park

Split Rock Conservation Area

Springtree Park

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Ironwood Golf Course


Pools: (no sunbathing or splashing allowed, the pools are only open for swimming laps)

Dwight H. Hunter Pool

H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool


Community Gardens:

Community Garden – 2950 SW 40th Place

Community Garden – 1700 NE 31st Avenue

Dreamers Garden 700 – 400 NW 10th Avenue

Green Acres Park Garden

McRorie Community Garden


Tot lots: (all lots are open, but playgrounds are closed)

Dolliree Bowens Tot Lot

Seminary Tot Lot

Hidden Gem Tot Lot

Mother Lucille Perkins Tot Lot

Tot Lot #2 – 832 SE 9th Street

Tot Lot #4 – 424 NW 6th Avenue


Click here to find a full list of open parks in Gainesville, locations and offered amenities for each park.


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