The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places program and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to invite the public to come out and celebrate the dedication of the new neighborhood park, located at 700 NE 11th St.
A dedication presentation will take place Saturday, Feb. 22. from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. followed by obstacle course and traveling rings demonstrations by local residents and competitors on the “American Ninja Warrior” television program. The neighborhood groups Friends of Reserve Park and the Reserve Park Community Garden Group will also be in attendance along other friends and partners. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees should dress comfortably so they can enjoy all of the fun!
Parking for the event is courtesy of the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center (1028 NE 14th S.), where a shuttle van will take event attendees to the park and back. The shuttle service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and run through 1 p.m.
The new park has features for everyone. An original sculpture and service flags line the 8th Ave. entry, while a fenced community garden with fruit trees and a garden shed sits at the park’s 11th St. entry. Other amenities within the park include modern play equipment, traveling rings, an obstacle course, a pavilion, benches, picnic tables, grills, a walking path, open green space and landscaping with extensive tree and shrub plantings.