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Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Recs deputy director
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Michael Graham has been deputy director of Gainesville Parks and Recreation for the past 12 years. - photo by David Barnes
It’s no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville. On a hot, sunny day in the South, the place teems with activity. Since opening its door in 2008 at a total cost of more than $15 million, Frances Meadows has become a focal point of sorts in the Gainesville community.