Downtown Gainesville’s signature outdoor gathering spot, the 32-acre Depot Park right at the junction of Depot Avenue and South Main Street, is hard to miss.
In a way, it is Gainesville’s equivalent of New York’s Central Park. There’s something for everyone – regardless of age or physical ability. Runners, walkers, joggers, picnic-goers, families, including those with small children, nature lovers, history buffs, festival goers when an event is taking place, and even museum afficionados drawn to the Cade Museum, which anchors the park.
In 2012, the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency rehabilitated the train station, which now houses a convenience store, a restaurant, and a place where beer and wine is sold.
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