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Citys park and rec program began with $1,000 purchase
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The lights decorating the Gainesville Civic Center and its front campus provide a perfect bookend to the annual Christmas on Green Street with the holly tree lighted by the Rotary Club at the other end of the historic street. The decorations at the equally historic Civic Center are courtesy of Gainesville’s Park and Recreation Agency, which this year marks its 90th year in formal existence. Its activities and programs, though much broader in scope and reach today, have for much of its history focused on the adjacent City Park.