Best Public Parks in Gainesville

Expert recommended Top 3 Public Parks in Gainesville, Florida. All of our public parks face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


874 SouthEast 4 Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 Directions

Depot Park is the most visible public place in the City of Gainesville. It has a romp in the playground, splash in the blue grotto, stroll on the promenade, picnic in the pavilion, experience the conservation area, events on the hill, relax on the open lawns, and engage your imagination at the cade museum. The kid's play area is open dawn to dusk, and the splash pad will be working when it's above 70 degrees. The park is perfect for family reunions and birthday parties. Depot Park has fields of the open green area where you can throw a Frisbee, Sunbathe, have a picnic, and experience a beautiful day in the park.

Gardens, Slides, Statues, Open Space, Picnic Tables, Tennis Courts, Fountains, Waterfalls, Jogging, Sports Place, Playgrounds, Event Conducting, Restrooms, Kids Grounds, Bike Riding, Dog Parking, Shelters, Walking Trails, Grassy Fields, Monuments & Stone Benches

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Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 pm

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4009 NorthWest 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653 Directions

Since 2010

Possum Creek Park is a recreation area suitable for frisbee, flying kites, ballgames, and other sports. A jogging path encircles the main area and scenic nature paths through the forest. The park provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy the natural world at their own pace peacefully. The park has an off-leash dog area and a contemporary skate park. Possum Creek Park offers three slides, multiple pieces of climbing equipment, and lots of features for monkey bar enthusiasts.

Walking Trails, Fishing, Slides, Gardens, Playgrounds, Playground Balls, Grassy Fields, Pavilions, Volleyball, Tables, Ponds, Sports Conducting, Event Place, Shelters, Ducks, Swings, Aquatic Centre, Restrooms, Frisbees, Skatepark, Dog Parking Areas, Jogging & Hiking


Open 24 Hours

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1500 NorthWest 45th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605 Directions

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park is 70-acres of parkland with a variety of natural habitats. It has nature trails, and picnic pavilion provides choices for both nature-based and active recreation. The park offers bongo type and giant xylophone style instruments for the children to make music and their family's personal preference a zipline. Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park has fitness station equipment and ADA access.

Tennis, Picnic Shelters, Volleyball, Tables, Kids Ground, Walking Trails, Playgrounds, Open Space, Restrooms, Basketball, Dog Parking, Slides, Event Conducting Areas, Grassy Fields, Sports Place, Gardens, Bike Riding, Jogging & Stone Benches


Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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