According to a recently published newsletter from the organization, Wild Spaces & Public Places recently oversaw the completion of several projects for the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department.
Projects funded by the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax are a result of the PRCA Vision 2020 Master Plan. The Master Plan was adopted by the City Commission in 2012 after over 1,700 citizens provided input. It identified gaps in amenities and in service levels throughout the city and provided a unified plan for the department. As part of each project’s implementation, the City Commission reviews and approves the scope of work and budget and receives periodic updates from staff.
Several projects and upcoming events are listed. More details may be found by visiting http://www.cityofgainesville.org/WildSpacesandPublicPlaces.aspx.
520 NE 21st St.
Located in east Gainesville’s Duval neighborhood, visitors can once again stroll on the 1/2 mile walking loop winding among the wildlife and pine trees. 959 linear feet of the wooden boardwalks were replaced after being closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma. Approximate project cost: $369,000