Playgrounds and Parks

This page lists kids outdoor playgrounds and recreational parks in the Gainesville, Florida area.
A.N.N.E. Park

This playground is tucked into a small neighborhood. There are big kid swings as well as bucket swings, plus a newer playground structure. It is surro ...

6224 NW 28th Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: None
Alfred A. Ring Park

Over a mile of trails wind through upland mixed forest and slope forest, tracing the course of Hogtown Creek. A scenic overlook provides visitors a vi ...

2002 N.W. 23rd Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: yes
Barbara Higgins Tot Lot #5

This small park is tucked into the Norwood Heights/Sugarhill neighborhood off Williston Road. It has some large trees, a covered picnic shelter with b ...

1352 SE 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Bivens Arm Nature Park

Newly rebuilt boardwalks and overlooks, new hiking trails, new playground equipment, and other upgraded amenities now await visitors to one of Gainesv ...

3650 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida
City of Alachua Downtown Playground

A recently renovated playground within walking distance of historic Main Street in downtown Alachua. The playground boasts many unique features such a ...

15120 141st Steet, Alachua, FL
Restrooms: Directly next to the playground
Civic Center Recreation Center and Park


330 N W Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, FL, 32643
Clarence R Kelly Community Center Playground

Basketball Courts w/ Light, Playground

1700 NE 8th AVE, Gainesville, FL
Cofrin Nature Park

The playground equipment features great climbing areas and monkey bars. Cofrin Nature Park features a half-mile long hiking trail. Once a horse farm, ...

4810 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Copeland Settlement Playground

This is a county playground near the airport. The playground structure is similar to the one at San Felasco playground, with a bouncy bridge and a tun ...

7000 NE 27th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Restrooms: Across a field from the playground
Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park & Clark Butler Nature Preserve

Playground, recreational facilities and nature preserve. Baseball Field basketball Court Football/Soccer Fields Nature Study Nature/Hiking Tra ...

2315 SE 35th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Restrooms: yes
Depot Park

Romp in the Playground: Climb, run, slide, spin and experience this exciting custom play area! Designed to inspire and encourage creativity, this pla ...

Free: Yes
201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Dolliree Bowens Tot Lot #9


820 NW 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Earl P Powers Park

This is a small playground located adjacent to a boat launch dock. There is a big oak tree perfect for a picnic, and of course fish and other water li ...

5910 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, Florida, 32641
Restrooms: yes
Easton Newberry Sports Center Playground

Brand new playground equipment with slides, climbbing features, monkey bars and a rock wall.

Easton-Newberry Sports Complex: 24880 NW 16th Ave, Newberry, Florida, 32669
Restrooms: In the center
Feirmon E Welch Park

Playground, Shelter and Basketball Court

13801 NW 142nd Ave, Alachua, FL, 32615
Forest Park

Athletic fields, volleyball court, basketball court, and dog park.

4501 SW 20th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: yes
Franklin Memorial Tot Lot #1

This is a small neighborhood playground. There are big kid swings as well as bucket swings, plus a playground structure featuring slides and monkey ba ...

NE 4th Ave and NE 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida
Restrooms: None
Fred Cone Park

This playground is behind the Eastside Community Center on East University Ave. The playground equipment is like new, and in great condition.   There ...

210 SE 27th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: in the Community Center
Freddie Warmack Park (aka East Park)

East Park has a toddler playground structure with 4 slides in a shaded area under some large trees. Across a small field, there is a jungle gym, some ...

24505 Newberry Lane, Newberry, FL, 32609
Restrooms: Next to the playground
Gerald Criswell Park

This is a small neighborhood playground with a few features. The playground equipment doesn’t look new, but still appears in good condition. There is ...

Corner of Hipp Way and NW 155th, Alachua, FL, 32615
Restrooms: None
Green Acres Park

This is a small, quiet, shady playground tucked back in a neighborhood across the street from the movie theaters and shopping plaza on University Ave. ...

3704 SW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Green Tree Park

This is a medium sized playground located right next to some city baseball fields, and around the corner from the Kiwanis playground. The playground f ...

1900 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: Near the playground
Grove Park

Grove Park property was purchased in 1972 and developed into a community park and playground for this rural area.

6300 SE 152 Street, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Haile Village Center Playground

This is a small fenced in playground right in the heart of Haile Village Center. It’s a nice place to play if you have other business to attend to in ...

5100 SW 91st Ter, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: None
Hal Brady Rec Center

This is a spectacular playground! The equipment is brand new and there are multiple playground structures for kids to enjoy. There are climbing walls, ...

14300 NW 146th Terrace, Alachua, FL, 32615
Restrooms: Adjacent to the parking lot and the playground
Hampstead Park

This playground is situated right in the middle of a nice neighborhood, and is next to a large open field with a pavilion at the far end. There are tw ...

SW 98th Ter & SW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: None
Hawthorne Athletic Park

The Hawthorne Athletic Park features four baseball/softball fields, a multipurpose field, a playground, concession stand, and a large picnic pavilion. ...

State Road 20 at 6000 SE 205 St, Hawthorne, FL

Basketball Courts w/o Light, Picnic Tables, Grills, Playground,

NW 32nd PL AND 20th LN, Gainesville, FL
Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park

This playground very popular and is often packed with kids on weekends, when birthday parties and soccer games are in full swing.   Two main play area ...

SW 75th St & SW 41st Pl, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: yes
Kiwanis Challenge Park

This is a huge playground area located right around the corner from Green Tree Park. It was funded by the Kiwanis and was especially designed to be ac ...

NW 36th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Directly next to the toddler playground
Kiwanis Girl Scout Park

This is a nice shady playground with lots of benches and space for running around. There is no playground structure, but there are lots of swings; bot ...

NW 8th St and NW 8th Pl, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: None
Lincoln Park

This playground is located behind Lincoln Middle School. This small playground is tucked away under some large trees offering plenty of shade.   There ...

900 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: None
Lindsey Phillips Park

Features a boat ramp, fishing pier, playground and picnic facilities.

6905 SE U.S. Highway 301, Hawthorne, FL
Loften/Tomkis Playground

A small downtown playground with a traditional playground structure and some bucket swings, located across the street from Sweetwater Park.

SE 2nd Ave and SE 6th St., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Maude Lewis Playground

This playground is located off a semi-busy street in Alachua. The playground is located adjacent to a large field, perfect for running around.   Altho ...

15731 NW 141st Street, Alachua, FL, 32615
Restrooms: None
MLK Center Playground

A small add-on to the community center featuring a new playground structure and some swings.

.1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: in the Community Center
Mother Lucille Perkins Tot Lot #7

Picnic Tables, Grills, Pavilion, Playground

318 SW 7th PL, Gainesville, FL
NE 31st Playground

6 bucket swings and 6 big kid swings plus a merry-go-round piece of equipment.

1700 NE 31st Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Restrooms: None
Northeast Park

Diamond Fields for Baseball/Softball, Multipurpose Field, Racquet Ball Courts, Tennis Courts w/ Light, Paved Trail, Picnic Tables, Grills, Pavilion, a ...

400 NE 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: Located near the baseball fields. Short walk from the p...
Northside Park

The playground equipment features multiple monkey bar and climbing apparatus, plus slides, swings and more. The playground is pretty quiet, and is a n ...

5725 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: Near the parking lot and across a field from the playgr...
Oakhill Park

This playground is tucked into a small neighborhood. There are big kid swings as well as bucket swings, plus a newer playground structure. It is surro ...

4100 NW 9th St., Gainesville, FL, 32609
Restrooms: None

A brand new neighborhood playground featuring unique climbing and swinging features.

2600 block of SW 31st Place, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Pleasant Park Tot Lot #3

This is a small shady playground tucked into an old neighborhood.   There are big kid swings as well as bucket swings, plus a playground structure fea ...

508 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Porter's Community Center Playground

This is a small, brand new playground located next to the Porter’s Community Center. It features a great rock wall and a traditional playground struct ...

512 SW 2nd Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Restrooms: In the Porter's Community Center
Possum Creek Park

Possum Creek Park features mowed recreation fields suitable for ballgames, flying kites, frisbee and other sports. Children of all ages enjoy the play ...

4009 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Roper Park

Within walking distance of downtown, this scenic green square offers a place to play and a place to relax, with a bit of local history thrown in.   Th ...

400 block of NE 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None, but the Thomas Center is nearby
Rosa B Williams Community Center Playground

A small add-on to the community center, featuring a rock wall, swings and a traditional playground structure.

524 NW 1st St., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: In the Community Center
Rotary Park at Jonesville

There's a brand new playground at the Jonesville Sports Complex. Located across the parking lot from the Gatorball Baseball fields. There are restroom ...

14100 NW 32nd Ave, Gaiensville, Florida, 32669
Restrooms: yes
San Felasco Park

At Gainesville's northwestern edge lies this beautiful forested oasis, recently transferred to the City of Gainesville from Alachua County. Listen to ...

6400 nw 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Near the playground
Seminary Tot Lot

Paved Trail, Picnic Table, Grills, Playground, Dog Allowed w/ Leash.

1007 NW 5th Ave., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None