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MORTON MUSEUM:
Housed in what was once Gainesville’s combination city hall, fire
station and jail. The building was built in 1884. Morton Museum is
the place to find historical information about the people, area &
events of Cooke County! Visit
DEPOT DAY FESTIVAL:
A Gainesville Main Street Festival held on the second Saturday in
October, Depot Day takes place Downtown Gainesville for the
purpose of bringing attention to the famous Santa Fe Depot, built in
1902.
Introduced in 1986 to raise funds for the restoration of the
historic depot, the Depot Day Festival offers many festivities
centered around the Courthouse, such as live entertainment,
antique and classic car show, food of every flavor, craft vendors and
Kid’s Zone.
DISCO BIKE RALLY & GISD FOUNDATION DISCO RUN
Fun for everyone! Information? Call 940-668-4530 or visit
SHOPPING:
Visit Gainesville Outlet Shops, Gainesville Shopping Center.
Historic Downtown Gainesville offers unique retail shops and
eateries with historic charm. Visit both
for more information.
EDISON PARK:
Located at the corners of Elmwood and Broadway, is dedicated to
adult softball, junior baseball and soccer fields and serves the many
active leagues that play throughout the year.
KENETESO PARK:
Located at the southern end of Weaver Street, and is home to the
city’s 45-acre, fully irrigated soccer fields and fishing pond. Every
year the Park Department host the Kid Trout Fish Derby.
LEONARD PARK:
Located on the south side at
1000
W. California Street,
west of I-35.
A beautiful park with lots of
shaded picnic areas, that
contains one of the nicest
play areas in North Texas,
including a swimming pool,
ballfield and home of the
famous Frank Buck Zoo. For
a small fee you may ride the F. E. Schmitz Train around the park.
Visit the Veteran’s Memorial while you’re there.
MOFFETT PARK:
Located across from Leonard Park on the north side of California, a
beautiful wooded green space along the banks of Pecan Creek with
picnic tables and swings for the children.
PARKS: