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The Best Public Parks in Gainesville

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Gainesville, Florida. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER GEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653

Since 1974

Pets, Picnicking, Wildlife, Historical Sites, Visitor Center, Tours, Play Area, Hiking & Nature Trails

Bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest - 67 Acres Park

Price: $4.00 per vehicle

floridastateparks.org/park/devil...

Mon - Tue Closed Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This park is gorgeous! It has an amazing wooden trail down into the ancient sink hole, and a fun nature trail too. The sound of spring water running down the gorge was musical. And the water keeps the whole place cool and refreshing. Very cool park. It's very small, but the sinkhole is pretty awesome.
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ALFRED A. RING PARK

1801 NW 23rd Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605

Since 1990

Trails, Picnic Shelter, Hiking, Jogging, Walking Path, Picnic Tables, Benches & Playground

Wheelchair Accessible - Offer 1.5 miles

floridahikes.com/ringpark

Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lots of walking trails though forested terrain with a lovely creek - not a challenging hike but it is a really nice little park in the middle of town. Dogs are welcome too. Only con, in my opinion, is trash in the creek below. Why some people chose to be so thoughtless and lazy is beyond me... P.S. there is a small picnic and playground area too.

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POSSUM CREEK PARK

4009 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653

Since 2010

Skate Park, Dog Park, Large Play Area, Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Benches, Picnic Tables, Nature Trail & Playground

76 Acres Park - Free Dog Park - Offer covered seating for humans

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Dawn - Dusk

I take my kids here nearly every weekend. They especially love the skate park. My kids are younger and one thing we found is that there aren't very many teens and adults using the skate park before noon, so we usually do that in the mornings then move on to the playground and soccer field when they start showing up.
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