Depot Park

Location:  South Main Street and Depot Avenue

Start Date:  2007

Key Partners:  CRA, GRU, Public Works, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, & more

Available Funding:  $5.9M

Depot Park
Depot Park
Depot Park


The vision for Depot Park was to create a contemporary public greenspace that would serve as Gainesville’s “Central Park”.  As the signature city park located within downtown, it is the gateway to central Gainesville and provides a space for public outdoor enjoyment unique to the city. The park offers community residents opportunities to experience the renovated historic train depot, enjoy a system of walking paths, and play in the 1.2 acre playground. The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention opened on the west side of the park in 2018, and creates a strong, positive draw. Since opening, Depot Park has established itself as an important city destination. The stormwater system within the site is also an important feature in that it enables cost-effective and environmentally sound stormwater management for downtown’s evolving development pattern.

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