Parks and Greenways

More than 800,000 people visit our parks, athletic fields and facilities each year. Whether you like to walk along canopied trails, spend the day by Lake Lanier, enjoy a family reunion under a pavilion, or play to your hearts content, we have just what you are looking for.

Blueways & Water Trails

The Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail is a 14 mile section of Lake Lanier and is a continuation of the Upper Chattahoochee River Water Trail.


Learn more about Gainesville’s multi-use trail system and green corridors that connect our community.

Historic Parks

Gainesville’s rich history can be found in your parks.

Lake Parks

Five very unique parks in the City provide public access to Lake Lanier.

Neighborhood Parks

Neighborhood parks are a vital part of Gainesville’s community landscape and offer a variety of amenities for all ages and interests.

Linwood Nature Preserve

In the heart of the city, this 32-acre preserve is a national mode for native plant conservation.

Skate Park

Skaters from across North Georgia come to this one of a kind park.

Athletic Field Rentals

Gainesville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of athletic fields for rentals and tournaments.


Our tennis, basketball and pickleball courts are open to the public and free to use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pavilion Rentals

Reserve a park pavilion for your next gathering.

Park Rules

Take a look at the park rules.

Park Vendors

It is illegal to conduct business in a park without prior written approval and fees. Find out more.

Contact Us:

Contact Parks and Recreation

Physical Address

Gainesville Civic Center
830 Green Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: 770-531-2680
Fax: 770-531-2681