- ADA accessible
Roosevelt Square is situated at the center of Gainesville's government complex and was named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On April 9, 1936, just three days after a deadly tornado ripped through the downtown square, Roosevelt visited Gainesville and pledged his support to rebuild downtown. Today the park-like setting features a monument to him, fountains and the eternal flame.
This large, grassy area offers an excellent location for community events. First Fridays concerts and Mule Camp concerts have been performed at Roosevelt Square. It has also been home to the Mutts on Main dog park and the Jingle Mingle train ride.
The Highlands to Islands trail passes through Roosevelt and then crosses over Jesse Jewell Parkway via a bridge that connects the downtown business district to the Midland area. And while you are there, make sure and visit the City of Gainesville Visitor Center where you will find information on local attractions and things to do around the area.
Convenient and ADA accessible parking at 117 Jesse Jewell Parkway