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Project updates from Wild Spaces & Public Places

Press release from City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places

The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places Program and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are pleased to announce our most recently completed projects:
A. Quinn Jones Museum – 1013 NW 7th Ave.

Improvements included the creation of a brick courtyard with built-in seating, a stormwater management system under the newly paved parking lot, new sidewalks, a storage shed, bike racks, landscaping, and site lighting. The project cost was $310,292. Click here to view photos.
Depot Park – 874 SE 4 St.

Work included a large electrical upgrade and the addition of bollard lighting from the Depot Park parking lot to the Event and Weekend Parking area. Existing light poles were retrofitted with electrical outlets, and additional outlets were added on the Little and Open Lawns and the West and East Overlook to better accommodate programming. The project cost was $447,130.  Click here to view photos.
H. Spurgeon Cherry & Dwight H. Hunter Pools – 1001 NW 31 Dr. & 1100 NE 14th St.

These two city pools received a complete overhaul of their splashpads. The work included installation of new water features and refurbishing the most popular existing amenities. The project cost was $133,863. Click here to view photos.
Nature Center at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park – 1500 NW 45th Ave.

Renovations on the circa 1890 farm house are complete. The cost of the renovation was approximately $478,000. Click here to view photos. 
The farm house is currently being developed into a nature center for the Gainesville community.
San Felasco Park – 6400 NW 43rd Way

San Felasco Park now has a new play structure geared towards children between 5 -12 years old. The approximate project cost was $28,915. Click here to view photos.
T.B. McPherson Recreation Complex – 1717 SE 15th St.

The two pavilions at T.B. McPherson Recreation Complex received new metal roofs with tongue and groove underlayment. City staff installed a new drinking fountain and 2 new grills—one large and one ADA accessible. The project cost was $31,448. Click here to view photos.