Playgrounds and Parks

This page lists kids outdoor playgrounds and recreational parks in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Porter's Community Center Playground

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

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

Playground at the Jonesville Sports Complex. Trails are located nearby. Located across the parking lot from the Gatorball Baseball fields. There are r ...

14100 NW 32nd Ave, Gainesville, 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
Sharmie Ffar Park

Playground with spin features

321 NW 10th ST, Gainesville, FL
Smokey Bear Park

New benches; a dog park; barbecue grills; playground equipment, including overhead climbers and swings; an open air picnic pavilion; a quarter-mile wa ...

2500 NE 15th St., Gainesville, Florida, 32609
Restrooms: no
Springtree Park

Springtree Park features a small playground and picnic area, as well as nature trails that pass through flatwoods with towering pines and fern covered ...

2700 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
Squirrel Ridge Park

This playground is situated next to a large field as well as soccer fields. Right next to the playground is a small memorial garden with many benches ...

1603 Williston Road, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: None
Sugarfoot Oaks Neighborhood Pocket Park

Kids in the unincorporated area of southwest Gainesville have a shiny new pocket park thanks to Wild Spaces and Public Places. The park completely fil ...

817 SW 64th Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: No
Sweetwater Park

Located directly behind the Museum, the park is a joint effort of the Matheson Museum and the City of Gainesville.   The park is an outdoor museum in ...

513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Basketball Courts w/ Light, Racquet Ball Courts, Tennis Courts w/ Light, Picnic Table, Grills, Pavilion, Playground, Mickle Pool

1717 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Tot Lot #2

This small park is tucked into a small neighborhood off Williston Road. There are big kid swings as well as bucket swings, plus a playground structure ...

SE 9th Street and SE 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
Trinity UMC Playground for All Abilities

Trinity is very proud of our new inclusive playground. We have tried to meet, and where possible exceed, ADA standards so the Gainesville community co ...

4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Tumblin Creek Park

This is a shady area with lots of benches and space for running around. There is no playground structure, but there are two sets of swings.

600 SW Depot Ave., Gainesville
Restrooms: None
Walter Howard Park


18651 NW 250th St., High Springs, FL
Westside Park

This is one of the most popular playgrounds in Gainesville. There are three main playground structures; one for toddlers, one for kids 2-5, and one fo ...

1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: Located in the Recreational Building on the other side ...
Woodlawn Park

This neighborhood playground is located right next to a Boys and Girls Club. The equipment is brand new, and features two rock walls, swings, slides, ...

1900 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32602
Restrooms: In the Boys and Girls Club