- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Fields
- Special Purpose
The newest park in the City of Gainesville is Keneteso Park. This park sits on the southern city limits on Weaver Street in southwest Gainesville. The park is classified as a community park / special purpose park and consists of 84 acres. Keneteso Park was constructed in 1998. The park consists of 12 semi-automated irrigated soccer fields, two drinking fountains, six portable toilets, and a 450-space parking lot. Gainesville's Public Works department cleared, leveled, and seeded 45 of the 84 acres. A $55,000 grant obtained through our Wastewater Department for a gray water irrigation system helped to finance this project. Two soccer associations comprised of two thousand (2000) athletes use Keneteso Park in the spring and fall.
A unique aspect of the Park is a two-acre pond that provides public fishing to park visitors. An annual Kid Fish Fest, hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by our local businesses is held every January.