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Veterans Park is a must visit site

The war memorial is remarkable in it portrayal of the lives lost in each conflict. Its a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veterans Park, Much more than a Memorial

Want to get involve in youth soccer, stop by and get to know the coaches and teams, stroll along... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2019
Gainesville, Florida
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Tower Road and SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The war memorial is remarkable in it portrayal of the lives lost in each conflict. Its a great place for events and for individual visits.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank James71542
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Want to get involve in youth soccer, stop by and get to know the coaches and teams, stroll along the walkways around the park, bring your roller skates or blades and skate around the skating rink. Need a place for a picnic or group gathering?...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 76vetteguy
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We have been several times for parties. Get there early to reserve an outside table in one of the pavilions. There is a room inside as well which seats 50+. The Park has a walking trail, soccer field, basketball diamond, skating rink, volleyball courts, playground...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We go every year to the Veteran's Day Celebration and it is always wonderful. It is so great to gather with others who value the veteran's of this great country. I encourage all who want to let local veteran's know they appreciate them to attend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dboal
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Take a pleasant walk through this good sized botanical park to calm your nerves and brighten your day. Plenty of diversity. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jane O
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The memorial events held at this park and the time and care to the maintenance of the park are exceptional.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Laura L
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I love to take walks here, short and long. Most of the time I take my dog and sometimes its nice to be alone. It has wide open spaces to walk or there's a section where you can do some instructed workouts. Just read the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SandaLs503
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We went during a weekday so there were not very many people. Kanapaha has alot to offer, basketball, roller hockey, beach volleyball courts, baseball field, nice playground and lots of open spaces. Baseball field was closed for repairs when we visited. The Veterans Memorial was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alison R
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Late spring is a great time to visit Kanapa Park. The stands of Bamboo are so impressive. We also got to see a lovely garden wedding taking place on the grounds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This park is beautiful for pictures and picnics. The only thing i don't LOVE is that the playground has that ground up tire stuff. It gets the kids' hands so gross and the bathrooms don't have soap. I am glad that there are bathrooms though.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank genaveve
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February 21, 2017|
Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
There are no formal parking places for an RV (and no hookups), but i guess you could try to park in their parking lot. I cannot guarantee that the police wouldn't run you off (especially at night, since there was a... More
September 12, 2016|
Response from S432MEcarolc | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you are allowed to fish the lake.