Canceled: City of Gainesville to celebrate H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool renovation on June 23

Press release from City of Gainesville

Update: this event has been canceled due to the probability of inclement weather.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. РThe City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are thrilled to announce the completion of the H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool renovation. Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration!

Friday, June 23
11:30 a.m. to noon

H. Spurgeon Cherry Aquatics Center at Albert “Ray” Massey Park
1001 NW 31st Dr.

The ceremony will be held at the entrance of the pool from 11:30 a.m. to noon and followed by self-guided tours of the new aquatics center. Admission to the pool will be free to the public from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the event. To view photos of the community center and park, click here.

Come enjoy the new aquatics center and pool! The newly renovated facility is not only beautiful, but the design is focused on ease of use for the guests. Just a few of the many new features you’ll see are:

  • A new lobby area that directs traffic flow at the entrance directly to the pool
  • Individual shower stalls to provide privacy
  • Lockers and cubbies with digital locks that include full-size lockers for hanging clothes and new lockable cubbies on the pool deck
  • Two outdoor showers for guests who prefer to rinse off instead of having to shower in the locker room
  • Two new family bathrooms accessible directly from the pool deck
  • New roofing and electrical systems upgrades
  • A new pool liner