Neighborhood Parks

Neighborhood parks are a vital part of Gainesville's community landscape and offer a variety of amenities for all ages and interests.

City Park and Candler Fields

549 Glenwood Drive and 525 Prior Street
Both parks are home to ball fields, playgrounds and restrooms.  City Park has been renovated with a cool new playground and fitness equipment..

Desota Park

1142 Desota Street
Recently renovated, this quiet park is perfect for a family gathering under the pavilion or a game of basketball. The park also offers a playground, tennis court, fitness equipment and restrooms.

Ivey Terrace Park

607 Ridgewood Terrace
A link in the Rock Creek Greenway, Gainesville's oldest park is a tree-lined oasis great for a walk or run.

Kenwood Park  and Myrtle Street Park

725 Kenwood Drive and 854 Myrtle Street
Located opposite from one another, these two parks couldn't be more different. Kenwood Park offers a quiet wooded area to picnic or relax, while Myrtle Street Park is the site of countless basketball pickup games.

Riverside Park

1267 Riverside Drive
A perfect stop for shade or playtime on one of Gainesville's most popular running and walking corridors. Features a playground, pavilion and fitness equipment.

Roper Park

171 Virginia Circle
Conveniently located off Thompson Bridge Road, this park has it all; tennis, basketball, a shaded playground, fitness equipment, picnic pavilion, ball field and restroom.

Wessell Park

493 Holly Drive
Another intown gem with multiple amenities, this park offers basketball, tennis, playground, picnic pavilion and tons of shade.

Wilshire Trails Park   

849 Wilshire Trails Road
A convenient favorite for many families, this park is nestled along the Rock Creek Greenway and offers so much to do; shaded walking trails, a playground, public art, picnics and a bilingual storybook trail, restroom and more.