When visiting the creek environment, please remember that most of our creeks receive stormwater that can carry pollutants. Due to their urban environment, most of the creeks have bacteria levels that exceed state standards and could pose a health risk to humans and pets even when the water looks inviting. Please enjoy our creeks from designated trails in our parks.

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Boulware Springs


Boulware Springs is a historic site in Gainesville. It is located at 3400 Southeast 15th Street. On June 20, 1985, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is also the western terminus of the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Boulware Springs once provided the water supply for the City of Gainesville. It produces approximately 194,000 gallons of water a day, which flows into Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Picnic facilities are available.


You can visit Boulware Springs at the Boulware Springs Park and Historic Waterworks. For directions and up-to-date park hours, please visit this Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs page.


Water quality monitoring information is available for Boulware Springs Run. To access this data, please visit here and access the monitoring stations and data by clicking on the station on the interactive map.

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