Alfred A. Ring Park

More than a mile of trails wind through 21 acres of upland mixed and slope forests, tracing the course of Hogtown Creek. A scenic overlook provides visitors a view of the confluence of Glen Springs Run and Hogtown Creek, where the clear water from Glen Springs sharply contrasts with the tannic water of Hogtown Creek. Birds, gray squirrels, and other urban wildlife are abundant in the park. Visitors may walk or jog the trails, picnic under the pavilion, romp in the playground, or rest on a quiet bench and take in the sights and sounds of this hidden gem.


1801 NW 23rd Blvd
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.

Vehicle parking is available at the nearby Elks Lodge and is also easily accessed by bicycle.