Unity Park opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony

Press release from City of Gainesville

The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are pleased to invite you to come out and celebrate your new neighborhood park.

Unity Park (formerly NE 31st Ave. Park) celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony

Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 – 11 a.m.

1700 NE 31st Ave.

A dedication presentation will take place from 10 -10:30 a.m. Attendees should dress comfortably so they can enjoy the new park after the ceremony! Light refreshments will be provided.  

The new park has features for everyone. Amenities include modern playground equipment, two new basketball courts, a community garden, sidewalk games, a pavilion, grills, and a walking loop with fitness stations.

Unity Park is a neighborhood park that celebrates the strength of the surrounding community. Construction was completed in 2021 as a replacement of the outdated NE 31st Ave. Park, which was built in the 1960s.

The construction cost of the park was $1,120,951.68. Improvements to this neighborhood park were supported in 2017 and funded through the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club, Inc. also made a $10,000 donation to contribute to the neighborhood park upgrades. In addition, Gainesville Regional Utilities offered the City a 3-acre parcel of land approximately 200 feet west of the old NE 31st Ave. Park, which would become Unity Park.

  • It must be right next to Village Green/Forest Green (“the hood.”) Hopefully the park at least has some security cameras.

  • >