Midland Greenway

The Midland Greenway (formerly Midtown Greenway) is the centerpiece of Gainesville redevelopment efforts south of the Downtown Square. This Urban Brownfields rails-to-trails project follows the north-south route of an abandoned historic railroad line and will be Gainesville’s downtown connection to the Highlands to Islands trail system. Biking and pedestrian trails, Skate Park, and public art are just a few of the amenities that make this greenway special. Expansion is in progress and exciting plans are in the near future. Under construction is the Engine 209 Midland Train Park.  An Inclusive ADA Playground is being installed January 2022.

Midtown Greenway Renovations Concept Plan
Engine 209 Train Park Concept Plan
ADA Destination Playground Concept Plan

Rock Creek Greenway

Enjoy two miles of tree canopied trails connecting Gainesville Downtown Square to beautiful Lake Lanier through a series of four connecting parks. Visit war memorials, tour the solar system walking trail, relax on lakeside swings, have fun on Gainesville’s most popular playground or play a game of tennis.

Take a look what makes each park so special!
Rock Creek Veterans Park

223 Northside Drive

  • War Memorials Honoring Area Heroes
  • Amphitheatre
  • On the Solar System Trail
  • Park Benches
  • Walking and Biking Trail

Ivey Terrace Park

607 Ridgewood Terrace

  • Walking and Biking Trail
  • Pavilion, Gazebo, Picnic Tables and Benches
  • On the Solar System Trail
  • Historic Civilian Conservation Corps Structures

Wilshire Trails Park

849 Wilshire Trails Road

  • Walking and Biking Trail
  • Playground
  • Bilingual Storybook Trail
  • Pavilions, Gazebo, Picnic Tables and Benches
  • Covered Bridge
  • Public Art
  • On the Solar System

Longwood Park

20 Pearl Nix Parkway

  • Lakeside Park
  • Walking Trails
  • 8 Public Tennis Courts
  • Boat Dock and Fishing Pier
  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilion, Gazebo, Picnic Tables and Benches
  • On the Solar System Trail