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Alachua County

Alachua County Parks and Preserves

Home to over 1,000 freshwater springs and 33 parks and nature preserves, Alachua County is the perfect place for you to explore the great outdoors.

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CORE Outdoor Gear Rental

Prepare for your outdoor adventure with CORE’s rental resources.

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Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department manages more than 3,200 acres of parks, recreation spaces, natural areas and community centers.

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Lake Wauburg

Located eight miles south of campus on Highway 441, Lake Wauburg offers UF students, faculty and staff a place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Outdoor Skills Workshops

From sailing and climbing to Wilderness First Responder medical certification, find workshops that will leave you empowered and prepared to get out there.

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Travel Discounts

CORE Adventure Trips

From beginner friendly day trips to extended overnight trips, whatever type of adventure you’re looking for – CORE has you covered!

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GatorPerks: Transporation Discounts

Save at various businesses and retailers with the GatorPerks program, which provides exclusive discounts for UF faculty and staff.

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Learn about the benefits of composting, UF’s composting program and how you can start composting.

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Gainesville-Area Farmers’ Markets

Fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, plants, crafts and more — explore our list of farmers markets in Gainesville and the surrounding area!

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UF/IFAS Extension Lawn & Garden Resources

Whether you hope to grow your own vegetables, adorn the yard with gorgeous ornamentals, or simply keep your lawn neat and healthy, UF/IFAS Extension has resources that can help.

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Wilmot Gardens

Located in the heart of the Southeast’s largest academic health center, the gardens provide a peaceful and verdant respite for patients, faculty, staff and the public.

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