Cofrin Nature Park

In the heart of urbanized west Gainesville, Cofrin Nature Park features a beautiful half-mile long, pet-friendly hiking trail, playground and covered picnic area. Once a horse farm, much of this park is returning to forest through natural succession. Large hardwood trees are found in the forest along picturesque Beville Heights Creek, and seepage wetlands on the slopes above the creek support lush growths of ferns and wildflowers. In 2013, the Friends of the Crisis Center established the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden — “a place of comfort, meditation and healing for those who have lost a loved one through suicide.”


4810 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32605


7:00 am—6:00 pm daily (Nov—Apr)

7:00 am—8:00 pm daily (May—Oct)

Park Rules & Info

The park is a sanctuary where plants, animals, and historic and cultural resources are protected by law. Please stay on the established trails and keep pets on a leash at all times. Motorized vehicles, camping, fires and digging are prohibited. While this park can be easily accessed by bicycle or on foot, on-site parking is also available.

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