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Bike, Hike or Just Change Your View – Explore Gainesville and Alachua County’s Bountiful Outdoor Open Spaces

North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs and the largest collection of First Magnitude fresh water springs in the United States. The springs are a perfect way to get outside and explore the natural side of the state. Did you know the crystal clear water flows from underground at a refreshing 72 degrees Fahrenheit, or 22 degrees Celsius, all year round? Make sure to add a visit to the springs to your Gainesville and Alachua County itinerary.

Find the park that suits you best! Most of the parks and trails in Alachua County have reopened including – Alachua County Parks, Playgrounds and Preserves including Poe Springs on weekends, city parks, Alachua Conservation Trust preserves and all Florida State Parks.

When enjoying the outdoors, please strictly adhere to public health safety guidelines, keep 6 feet away from others, avoid large groups of people and follow all State and local ordinances. Note that due to the changing environment and regulations, open hours are subject to change and some facilities may not be available.

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The Devil's Millhopper Boardwalk

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Rd
Gainesville, FL 32653
352-955-2008 |
Dogwood Park Gainesville FL

Dogwood Park & Daycare

5505 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-335-1919 |
Dudley Farm

Dudley Farm Historic State Park

18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669
352-472-1142 |
Evergreen Cemetary

Evergreen Cemetery

401 SE 21st Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-393-8535 |
Runners on the track at Fred Cone Park

Fred Cone Park

2841 East University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-334-5067 |
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

3400 SE 15 St
Gainesville, Hawthorne, FL 32641
352-466-3397 |
Gum Root Park

Gum Root Park

7300 NE 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-334-5067 |
Splash Park

Hal Brady Recreation Complex

14300 NW 146 Ter
Alachua, FL 32615
386-462-0145 |
Ironwood Golf Course

Ironwood Golf Course

2100 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-393-8500 |
John Mahon Nature Park

John Mahon Nature Park

4101 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
352-334-5067 |
Flowers at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-372-4981 |
Little Orange Creek outside

Little Orange Creek Nature Park and Event Center

24115 SE Hawthorne Rd
Hawthorne, FL 32640
(352) 359-2603 |