Journey to Juneteenth Grand Re-opening of Clarence R. Kelly Center

  • When: Sunday, June 19, 2022,  3:00 pm -  5:00 pm
  • Location: Clarence R. Kelly Center and Park, 1708 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE

The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are thrilled to announce the completion of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center & Park. Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration. The ceremony will be held on the park’s event lawn followed by self-guided tours of the new 3,800 square foot community center.

View the center’s two large multipurpose event rooms, catering kitchen, office, game room, activity rooms, computer lab, lobby and reception area. Dress comfortably to enjoy the outdoor space which includes a new playground, adult fitness equipment, an event lawn, walking trail, garden learning lab, lighted basketball court and landscaping.

The event will feature light refreshments and children’s activities. Come and commemorate the new center and park at an opening celebration on Juneteenth—part of the City of Gainesville's month-long Journey to Juneteenth celebration.

Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St. Shuttle Service is provided from 2:30 until 5:30 pm.
Limited ADA parking will be available at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center.