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The City of Gainesville's Wild Spaces & Public Places Department, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, want your input on a future nature center at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park.

The 70-acre park property located at 1500 NW 45th Ave. was acquired by the city in 2007 with funding assistance from Florida Communities Trust. Funding conditions of the grant require that recreational amenities be constructed, as well as a staffed nature center where year-round educational classes and programs are held. A new playground with outdoor musical instruments and a fitness trail opened to the public in the fall of 2018.
 
From the early 1900s until 1961, the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park property was home to the Hartman family dairy farm where cows, milking barns and fences were main features of the property. The 1910 Hartman family house still remains on the site. The cost to renovate the structure into a nature center is estimated to be $400,000 due to the structure's advanced state of deterioration. Because of the high renovation cost, Wild Spaces & Public Places is asking you to weigh in on four options being considered.
 
A list of four options are provided below. Please select your preferred choice and submit this survey by December 17, 2018. Your feedback will be brought to the city commission for review in early 2019. (The images below are for concept example only). We also welcome additional thoughts on the project. 

Renovation of the existing Hartman House - Cost Estimate: $400,000
Replica of a 1910 Farm House (new construction) - Cost Estimate: $225,000 - $300,000
Modern Building (new construction) - Cost Estimate: $225,000 - $300,000
Replica of a 1910 Dairy Barn (new construction) - Cost Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
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Thank you for your input. Project updates will be provided at www.cityofgainesville.org/WildSpacesandPublicPlaces/CurrentProjects. 

We look forward to helping shape a bright future at
 Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park.
 
The future nature center will be funded by the Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) half-cent sales tax. The WSPP tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.