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Gainesville parks department to consider trading fields with school board
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Gainesville Parks & Recreation wants to swap properties with the Gainesville School Board. The school board wants Ivey-Watson field — the Gainesville High School baseball team plays home games there — on Lee Waldrip Drive off Dawsonville Highway, and the city wants the Gainesville Middle School multipurpose field across from the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center off Jesse Jewell Parkway. Parks & Recreation Deputy Director Michael Graham said the move aligns with long-term plans for intergovernmental agreements between the city and school board.