City of Alachua

City of Alachua Welcome to the City of Alachua - the Good Life Community. The City of Alachua is a vibrant, diverse and historical community that has much to offer.

01/29/2020
01/29/2020
Today we salute and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/20/2020

Today we salute and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Florida Municipal Power Agency
01/17/2020

Florida Municipal Power Agency

The Florida Municipal Solar Project is only two months into construction, and the solar sites are taking shape. Crews have been working nonstop to prepare the site and install transformer pads and racking systems. At the Harmony Solar Energy Center, approximately 32% of the piles for the racking systems are in the ground, and crews have begun installing the panel mounts and motors for those units. The first panel is scheduled to be installed by early to mid-February. The Taylor Creek Solar Energy Center has fewer piles and racking systems installed, but it’s on schedule to come online in late-June with the Harmony site. When construction on phase one of the project is complete, the total generating capability will be 223.5 megawatts of zero-emissions energy, which is enough to power 45,000 typical Florida homes in the 12 participating Florida cities. Get ready City of Alachua, City of Bartow, a Florida Municipality, Beaches Energy Services, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, City of Homestead Government, Keys Energy Services, Kissimmee Utility Authority, City of Lake Worth Beach, Ocala Electric Utility, OUC - The Reliable One, City of Wauchula - Government and City of Winter Park - Government. It will be here soon.

01/14/2020
01/14/2020
12/20/2019
TONIGHT at 5 pm: come take a free carriage ride with Santa on Main Street Alachua. At 7 pm there will be a drawing for g...
12/19/2019

TONIGHT at 5 pm: come take a free carriage ride with Santa on Main Street Alachua. At 7 pm there will be a drawing for gifts and gift cards to Main Street shops. Pick up your ballot in any shop and have it in the dropbox by 6:30! Enjoy some hot chocolate and chili from Bubba Luigi’s Food Truck.

It’s a beautiful day for a Christmas parade! Starts at 2 PM on Main Street!
12/14/2019

It’s a beautiful day for a Christmas parade! Starts at 2 PM on Main Street!

12/14/2019
Alachua had the honor of hosting The Nutcracker “Under the Stars” by Dance Alive National Ballet last night at Legacy Pa...
12/13/2019

Alachua had the honor of hosting The Nutcracker “Under the Stars” by Dance Alive National Ballet last night at Legacy Park in our brand new amphitheater. What a show!

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!!Start a new Holiday Family Tradition by coming to see Dance Alive National Ballet's The Nutcracker ...
12/12/2019

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!!

Start a new Holiday Family Tradition by coming to see Dance Alive National Ballet's The Nutcracker "Under the Stars" tonight at 7 p.m. at Legacy Park's brand new Amphitheater!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this holiday classic in a memorable, one-of-a-kind, setting!

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

You DO NOT want to miss this event!

Legacy Park
15400 Peggy Road
Alachua, FL 32615

Make your plans to start a new Family Holiday Tradition THIS THURSDAY at 7 p.m.!!
12/09/2019

Make your plans to start a new Family Holiday Tradition THIS THURSDAY at 7 p.m.!!

12/05/2019
12/04/2019
11/28/2019
Come Downtown to see our Third Thursday Event for November! We have the Crooked Counsel band playing, unique local art a...
11/21/2019

Come Downtown to see our Third Thursday Event for November! We have the Crooked Counsel band playing, unique local art and craft vendors, the Chamber of Commerce Farmer's Market and our Downtown Main Street shops. Join us at Third Thursday on Main today from 5-9pm to enjoy the cool Florida weather. It is free, family friendly and open to everyone!

Today we honor and thank the men and women who have, who do and who will serve and protect our nation.
11/11/2019

Today we honor and thank the men and women who have, who do and who will serve and protect our nation.

10/31/2019
City of Alachua's cover photo
10/23/2019

City of Alachua's cover photo

10/22/2019

The City of Alachua is honored to participate in Florida City Government Week (October 21st - 27th).
As part of this celebration, each year we highlight just some of the things that have made Alachua a special place to call home since 1905.
This year, our video presentation spotlights how Parks, Recreation and Culture provide many of the reasons why our residents enjoy such a high quality of life. #FLCityWeek

10/22/2019
2019 City Government Week - Alachua

The City of Alachua is honored to participate in Florida City Government Week (October 21st - 27th).
As part of this celebration, each year we highlight just some of the things that have made Alachua a special place to call home since 1905.
This year, our video presentation spotlights how Parks, Recreation and Culture provide many of the reasons why our residents enjoy such a high quality of life. #FLCityWeek

10/17/2019
10/08/2019
10/03/2019
As of 10 a.m. EST, Hurricane Dorian was located 100 miles east of St. Augustine Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 1...
09/04/2019

As of 10 a.m. EST, Hurricane Dorian was located 100 miles east of St. Augustine Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and moving NNW at 8 mph.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

After remaining stationary for about 24 hours, Hurricane Dorian is finally beginning to move again, albeit very slowly a...
09/03/2019

After remaining stationary for about 24 hours, Hurricane Dorian is finally beginning to move again, albeit very slowly at 1 mph to the NW.

It has also diminished to a Category 3 storm - with top winds now at 120 mph - but City of Alachua officials and staff are still watching this storm very closely, as should everyone else in Florida.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Dorian.Dorian’s wind speeds are down slightly...
09/02/2019

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Dorian.
Dorian’s wind speeds are down slightly from 185 to 165 mph, but is still a strong Category 5 storm.
Alachua officials and staff will remain vigilant until Dorian is no longer a threat.

Updates for Hurricane Dorian have improved somewhat for our area, but it is still extremely important to remain vigilant...
09/01/2019

Updates for Hurricane Dorian have improved somewhat for our area, but it is still extremely important to remain vigilant.
The latest update from the National Hurricane Center reports Dorian has intensified to a strong Category 5, with sustained winds of 180 mph.
City officials and staff are keeping a close eye on this storm as it approaches the east coast of Florida.
Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

City of Alachua officials and staff continue to keep a close eye on Hurricane Dorian.Here is the latest update from the ...
08/31/2019

City of Alachua officials and staff continue to keep a close eye on Hurricane Dorian.
Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

08/31/2019

PLEASE SHARE: Update from the Alachua County Public Schools regarding school closure in advance of potential effects from Hurricane Dorian:

Due to the latest forecast on the path of Hurricane Dorian, Alachua County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 3. We'll continue to monitor the storm to determine if we will need to close schools for additional days. We appreciate your patience as the district makes these very important decisions.

City of Alachua officials and staff are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian and are as prepared as we can be. Please...
08/30/2019

City of Alachua officials and staff are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian and are as prepared as we can be. Please stay tuned to this page, as well our website www.cityofalachua.com for all storm-related updates regarding The Good Life Community.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

IMPORTANT HURRICANE DORIAN PREPARATION/RESPONSE INFORMATIONIn anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian la...
08/29/2019
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IMPORTANT HURRICANE DORIAN PREPARATION/RESPONSE INFORMATION

In anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian later this weekend and early next week, the City of Alachua has activated its emergency operations plan and urges its residents and businesses to get prepared.
Depending on its path, Hurricane Dorian is capable of causing widespread power outages and catastrophic property damages. In addition, restoration may be hampered by flooding, downed trees or other obstacles. City of Alachua crews are prepared to work long hours after the storm passes, restoring service to residents and businesses as quickly and as safely as possible.

Take action now!

Create a hurricane survival kit that includes first aid supplies, a battery-powered radio, tarps, batteries and flashlights. Make sure to have a few days’ supply of any needed prescription medicine, baby food and diapers, pet food, canned food and drinking water (at least one gallon per person, per day). Have extra cash on hand and make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car and proper fuel on hand for a gas grill and/or generator.
To determine a hurricane evacuation route, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

Current sand bag locations open in Alachua:

• Wayside Park Near Hague/Turkey Creek: 12093 NW US Hwy 441 (Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Limit of 10 bags per person. Please be prepared to bring your own bags due to limited quantities.

Emergency Shelter Information:

Information about local emergency shelters that will be open during the storm can be found by visiting the Alachua County Emergency Management webpage:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/EM/Preparedness/Pages/Emergency-Shelters.aspx

Hurricane shelters are a last resort. If you have family, friends or a hotel to go to out of the area, it would be preferable to living in an emergency shelter. The decision to open shelters will depend on the severity of the event as well as local needs.
Emergency shelter information will be available by calling 3-1-1 as well as through the media and the Alachua County Emergency Management website. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 for shelter or storm information. Call 9-1-1 only for a life-threatening emergency.
Power Outage Information:

Customers who experience a power outage or water/sewer issue are asked to call386-418-6185 to report the matter.

After the severe weather passes, City of Alachua crews will begin restoring services as quickly as possible. Crews will begin restoring services by repairing treatment facilities, substations, lift stations and main distribution lines first. Once the main lines are repaired, crews will then turn their attention to individual customer outages.

If you are a City of Alachua utility customer who is medically dependent on electricity for oxygen or other equipment, please make sure you have a backup generator in place or additional power backup. Utilities typically cannot respond to customers with special needs during or immediately after a storm. Have an evacuation plan and know special needs shelter locations. If you or someone you know has special electrical medical equipment needs, notify the City’s utility billing division at 386-418-6110 prior to the storm’s arrival.

Generator Use Safety Tips:

• DON’T run a generator in the house
• DON’T run a generator in the garage, and
• DON’T plug a generator directly into a house’s main electrical system.

The first two could lead to suffocation and the third could send an electrical charge back to the power grid, which would create an electrocution hazard for utility workers.

• DO set up generators outside in a well-ventilated area, and
• DO plug individual appliances directly into the generator.

Following the storm, restoration information can be obtained by checking the City’s website: www.cityofalachua.com and page: https://www.facebook.com/cityofalachua

This is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.
08/29/2019

This is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.

We continue watch Tropical Storm Dorian closely.Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:1. Tropical...
08/28/2019

We continue watch Tropical Storm Dorian closely.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

1. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, and are possible in portions of the Dominican Republic tonight and Thursday. Hurricane conditions are possible in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today.

2. Heavy Rainfall over portions of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands could produce flash flooding during the next couple of days. Heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas and Florida later this week and into early next week.

3. The threat of tropical storm or hurricane conditions, along with storm surge, in the northwestern Bahamas and along portions of the Florida east coast have increased. Residents in these areas should monitor the progress of Dorian and ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place.

4. Uncertainty in the intensity forecast late this week remains higher than usual due to a large spread in the model guidance.

Do you have a hurricane plan?

If you don't, follow this link below to make sure you are ready.

https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

We are keeping a close eye on the progression and movement of Tropical Storm Dorian.Here is the latest message from the ...
08/27/2019

We are keeping a close eye on the progression and movement of Tropical Storm Dorian.

Here is the latest message from the National Hurricane Center, as of Tuesday, August 27 at 5 a.m.:

"While uncertainty remains high, wind and rain impacts are possible in the Bahamas and Florida later this week and this weekend. Residents in these areas should monitor the progress of Dorian and ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place."

Do you have a hurricane plan?

If you don't, follow this link below to make sure you are ready.

https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

08/22/2019
08/15/2019

Due to rainy Florida weather, we will be CANCELLING today's Third Thursday Event!

Thank you to those who planned on coming out, please come out again next month on September 19th

08/07/2019

The August 5, 2019 Precautionary Boil Water notice has been rescinded for Turkey Creek.
If you have any questions, please call the City of Alachua Public Services Department at 386-418-6140.

August 6th is the date!Feirmon E. Welch Park is the place!Come join us for the National Night Out celebration at our new...
08/05/2019

August 6th is the date!
Feirmon E. Welch Park is the place!
Come join us for the National Night Out celebration at our newly-renovated Welch Park. There will be food, games, giveaways AND a Community Partnership Walk.
Don't miss it!

08/05/2019

Attention residents of the Turkey Creek subdivision: a Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been issued due to a break to a water main. Our crews are currently repairing the break. As a precaution, all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. It is not necessary to boil water for hand washing or bathing. We anticipate rescinding the notice on Wednesday, August 7th in the afternoon, following testing. Notices have been posted throughout the neighborhood as well. We will keep you updated.

07/26/2019

Unfortunately, the weather has won for now and has forced us to cancel our Parks & Play Field Day event today at Maude Lewis Park. Please stay tuned for updates or potential make up dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Need a new backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year? Does your child attend one of our four local schoo...
07/26/2019

Need a new backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year? Does your child attend one of our four local schools here in the City of Alachua? Come join us this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Back to School Bash at the Hathcock Community Center. School physicals will also be provided.
This is a free event for students attending school within the City of Alachua. While supplies last.

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15100 NW 142nd Terrace
Alachua, FL
32615

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00

Telephone

(386) 418-6100

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Friday Night in Turkey Creek! Special V-Day dinner. Make your reservations now!
Thursday January 9 4-7 at the Downtown Alachua Farmers Market-- I'll be helping kids plant seeds for their spring garden. FREE! Plus animals and vendors. Skinner Field on Main Street.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190806/aarp-plans-fitness-parks-in-every-state-by-2021 Great idea...would love to see something like this here!
Our video camera caught this guy hanging out on our porch last night, be on alert.
Good evening Raiders! We would like to welcome you to the 2019 season! Just a few announcements as we get geared up for the next upcoming year. Tomorrow, July 13th, we have free UF Health physicals at Legacy Sportsplex in Alachua from 9am-1pm. We will have all the forms there to complete your yearly, required physical to play football and cheer for Pop Warner. Monday, July 15th, starts our Santa Fe Raider football and cheer camp program. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm, bring your 5-14 year old out for a skills and conditioning camp that will kick starts their skills for the 2019 year. This camp will run for two weeks until July 25th. Friday, July 19th, there is a Parks and Play field day hosted by the City of Alachua at Skinner Field in Alachua from 4pm-7pm. There will be food, music, bounce houses and games that the kids could enjoy. Sign-ups will be available at all these events or you and can sign-up online at http://tiny.cc/Santafepopwarner. If you have additional questions, concerns about websites/links not working or need general information, please contact the league at [email protected] or call Colby Thompson at 352-745-1038. We are looking forward to a successful year! With thanks, Colby Thompson President Santa Fe Pop Warner
Power is out AGAIN in Alachua. The city says they have no idea why and it could take several hours. ???
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COULD SOMEBODY PLEASE MAN THIS PAGE, OR POST UPDATES ON THE WEBSITE??? Boil water still in effect for Alachua HIlls??? Police don't know, and you're not there. 1/29/19 7:00 PM.
Does anyone know what they are building in front of Publix?
Does anyone know anything about the power outage in Turkey Creek? Has anyone been able to contact someone at the city? It keeps going to voicemail for me.
Is there any update on if there will be a boil water notice and who will be affected?
Is there a boil water notice for the area of Alachua that lost water this evening? I can't seem to find any updates on the website, Facebook or the hotline.