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Depot Park, Gainesville

#9 of 23 in Parks in Gainesville
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Welcome to Depot Park, the junction of past and future located in middle of Gainesville’s Downtown.

What was once contaminated earth, the residue from the site’s history as a rail yard, is now a blooming field of wildflowers and native plantings lined by decorative tracks that commemorate this former railroad transportation hub.

The vision for Depot Park was to create a contemporary public greenspace to serve as Gainesville’s “Central Park”. To be a signature city park located downtown and provide a space for public outdoor enjoyment unique to the city.

There is no charge to play at Depot Park.
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  • Nice destination place to sit and people watch, dog watch, and have drinks or lunch / dinner. Bar has at least five beers on tap, some great wine spritzers, and bottled beers / etc. Seating for...  more »
  • Someone told us that we should check out Depot Park in Gainesville as we were looking for something to do. What a cool place. We had some cocktails at an old railroad station and watched folks walk...  more »
  • This park is gorgeous. So much for the little ones to do. I completely forgot wet clothes for the splash park and we still had a blast. Tons of shade, bathrooms were clean and easily accessible. The entire play are is gated. Wish I lived closer we would be here everyday
  • I am impressed with the amount of fun my son had at this park, because he is an older kid. Each play area is different. There is a sandpit w/play heavy equipment, a train that is begging to be climbed on and explored. Plus, the water element and play ground are combined for a rousing exercise and cool off area. Lots of shaded areas to sit and watch too. We loved it! Kudos to the City of Gainesville for a fantastic new park!

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