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It’s All About Quality of Life

Gainesville Parks and Recreation is proud of its role in the quality of life our citizens covet. Agency operates and maintains eight major facilities, 22 parks and over 454+ acres of park land. They are steadfast in the commitment of building and preserving a parks and recreation system that meets the needs of the community.

More than 100,000 area residents participate in recreation opportunities that improve health, develop skills, build self-esteem, and bring families and friends together.

A vital component in the ability to serve the citizens and expand participation has been the implementation of their Vision 2014 Strategic Plan and its 5-Year Master Plan Update currently in progress.

“Gainesville Parks and Recreation is one of the many reasons to love living in Gainesville!” -“Your Parks Your Voice” Survey respondent

Important Facts You Should Know About How they Operate

  • Nationally Accredited
  • Governed by a 9 member Legal Citizens Board appointed by City Council
  • $4 Million Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2016
  • Only 60% of revenue is generated through property taxes
  • 40% of revenue must be generated through fees and charges

Take a look at our Vision, Mission, Values, Pillars and the Benefits of Parks and Recreation!

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