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Gainesville Parks and Recreation - Sports Alliance

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Gainesville Parks and Recreation oversees eight major facilities, 21 parks and over 547 acres of park land. More than 100,000 area residents participate in recreation opportunities that improve health, develop skills, build self-esteem, and bring families and friends together. Over 750,000 visit Gainesville parks and facilities annually.

Sports and Recreational Facilities

  • Frances Meadows Aquatic Center – 10-lane competition pool, four-lane pool, stadium seating, concessions, viewing lounge
  • Lanier Point Park – four 300-foot fields with 8-foot outfield fences, two-story control tower, halide lighting, concessions
  • City Park/Candler Fields – two little league baseball fields, two softball fields, four tennis courts, pavilions, restrooms
  • Longwood Park – lakeside park, eight lighted tennis courts, pavilions, restrooms, fishing pier/boat dock
  • Roper Park – basketball court, lighted tennis court, ball field, restrooms
  • Wessell Park – basketball court, lighted tennis court, pavilion
  • Green Street Park – sand volleyball
  • DeSota Park – basketball court, lighted tennis court, restrooms, pavilion
  • Cabbell Field – multipurpose field, restrooms, concession, bleachers and ample parking
  • Holly Park – lake park with boat ramp access, pavilion and fishing area
  • Gainesville Skate Park – concrete drain invert with 7 ft. banks and rails, designed by Wally Hollyday
  • Gainesville Upper Lanier Watertrail – 17 miles of Lake Lanier Water Trail with park put in/take out locations


  1. City Park and Candler Fields - Baseball/Softball fields - Sports Alliance

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  2. City Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts - Sports Alliance

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  3. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center - Sports Alliance

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  4. Lanier Point Athletic Complex - Sports Alliance

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  5. Longwood Park Tennis Center - Sports Alliance

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