Playground re-opens this Friday, March 31!
Gainesville’s busiest playground has been fully renovated! The park’s new play features are fully accessible to children of all ages and abilities. Children can play on a fully inclusive playground! Accessible play surfacing and a colorful theme boost imaginative play within the fenced playground.
Inspired by the NW 8th Avenue Solar Walk public art installation, the new space-themed playground offers physical, social and sensory play experiences for children of all ages and abilities. The playground area now includes a restroom and lighting! The new restroom will be available for use beginning Monday, April 3.
Spurgeon Cherry Pool is located here and also the Joyce Oransky Tennis Center.
Improvements to baseball fields 1 and 2 included field regrading, new “performance” turf, reconstruction of the ramp to the scorer’s platform, a new ADA accessible viewing area over field 1 and erosion stabilization measures. The southernmost parking lot entrance was permanently closed to minimize vehicular traffic adjacent to the children’s playground and reduce congestion and the associated safety concerns at the intersection with NW 8th Ave. The parking area was reconfigured to provide 20 new parking spaces, dedicated bus, scooter and motorcycle parking and triple the number of ADA spaces.