Parks & Recreation

What’s happening in High Springs

Parks Update:

The playground installation and court resurfacing at Walter Howard Park Began 7/14/17 and we have an estimated completion date for 8/1/17.

The sod replacement at the Sports complex will take place this summer and should be completed by the end of July.  During Construction the Park will be closed.  We ask that walkers and open rec sports participants use the trail/courts/fields at the adjacent Civic Center Park while we renovate the Complex.  The Sod will be down by August 5th and we will then allow it to rest and root for 4 weeks.  The Complex will open 9/5/17 for our first official soccer practice.

Blue Sombrero Online Registration Instructions 

To register your child online for one of our youth programs click HERE to open the online instructions

Frozen Foot 5K

Our Annual Frozen Foot 5k takes place each winter and runs through the city of high springs!  The 2018 race date has not been set.  Click HERE  to register!  If interested in volunteering for the event or potential sponsorship opportunities for future events email Robert Basford at [email protected]

Youth Programs

Recreation in High Springs is comprised of various programming. In the Fall and Spring, we team up with other cities in our surrounding area and offer recreational youth sports programs such as coed soccer, coed flag football, coed basketball and girls volleyball. To be considered for a volunteer position with the city working as a coach for youth sports, please click HERE.  To sponsor a youth team click here.

Pokemon & Magic the Gathering

The recreation department has created a Pokemon and Magic the gathering night here in the city.  We have partnered with Gamesville Tabletop and they bring their experts out to help run battles and facilitate the games!  They also bring merchandise for purchase!  Our first event was this past Thursday and welcomed an attendance of over 30 players.   The parents and participants asked that we bring this event back so we have decided to host another Pokemon/Magic night July 20th from 530-830 pm at the Old School in High Springs next to the Police department (23760 NW 187th Ave High Springs FL 32643 ).  IF you could please forward this message to all of your players, friends, family etc to help spread the word  it would be very helpful.  If we have enough participants will be able to run this event all summer long!!  We plan to host the event every other Thursday through the completion of summer (8/3/17, 8/17/17).

Basketball

Registration for the 2018/19 winter season Will be available in November. Click HERE for a copy of the registration form.  You can choose to print one out and bring it in to City Hall or a blank copy will be there for you to fill out.  Also don’t forget about our online registration!!

Baseball/Softball

Baseball and softball are available to youth through the local middle school program as well as the well established Santa Fe Babe Ruth Baseball organization and Santa Fe Babe Ruth Softball.

Sign-ups: online or in person at Alachua Rec Center, Clubhouse Athletics (High Springs) or contact Thad Beavers at [email protected] 352-327-4991

Find registration and more information at santafe.baberuthonline.com

Football

If you are interested in playing Middle School football for HSCS email [email protected]

Also the Santa Fe Pop Warner organization provides the football experience for the city.

Volleyball

Registration has been released. Click 2017 Fall Volleyball Registration for a copy of the Volleyball registration form.  Deadline is 9/7/17 at 5:30 PM!!

The most efficient way to register is with our online platform.  If you would prefer to register online as opposed to in person at city hall read under the blue sombrero tab above^^  and click the blue sombrero link for instructions on how to do so.

You can also choose to print one out and bring it in to City Hall or a blank copy will be there for you to fill out.  Team formation will take Place 9/12/17

3v3 Winter Soccer Tournament.

Our 3v3 Soccer Tournament has not been scheduled for 2018.  Click here for a copy of the registration.

Soccer

Registration for the 2017 Fall season has been released!

Click 2017 Fall Soccer Registration for a copy of the Soccer registration form.

The First Deadline to register is 8/24/17 before 6:00 PM

After the First deadline the price increases 15$.  Final Deadline is 8/31/17 at 5:30PM!!!

The most efficient way to register is with our online platform, the online platform even offers a multiplayer discount!! If you would prefer to register online as opposed to in person at city hall read under the blue sombrero tab above^^  and click the blue sombrero link for instructions on how to do so.

You can also choose to print one out and bring it in to City Hall or a blank copy will be there for you to fill out.  Team formation will take place soon!

The first official soccer practices begin the week of September 4th.  Any soccer activity prior to that is open recreation for all to join.  The first soccer games are scheduled to begin Saturday September 16th.

We are in need of team sponsors!! Click Here for more info.

Cultural Happenings

This Summer, James Paul Park will be hosting a Summer Sundays Concert Series.

Social Media

Visit High Springs Recreation on Facebook and LIKE the page HERE. We’ll see you then in your newsfeed with up-to-date information on current programs.

Active Older Adults

Are you an active older adult looking for something to do? Why not stop by the High Springs Civic Center on Monday or Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm? The City of High Springs sponsors an active group, BC Generation, who enjoy playing games and welcome new members. Here’s your chance to meet some new folk and make new friends!