Alachua County Equestrian Center
The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Equestrian Center is a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. It benefits county residents and their quality of life by providing agricultural, human and natural resource based knowledge/research so citizens can make their own informed decisions. Several different types of classes, events and demonstrations will be offered in the new auditorium to the county. This facility houses a handful of UF/IFAS faculty and county support staff. The auditorium, which can seat up to 400 people, can also be divided into three (3) separate meeting rooms, and contains a teaching kitchen. The sitework and utility work on the existing 37 acre site and new adjacent five acre site included construction of new storm-water ponds, landscaping, new pole-barn structures over existing wash-down areas with related new underground utilities and relocation of PEMB. While work on the five-acre site included clear, grub, grading, and construction of new storm-water ponds as well as the building pads for the new 13,723 SF Auditorium and 7,379 SF UF/IFAS buildings, it also included a new roadway between two sites that connects to the residential area.
Click HEREGo to https://www.wcjb.com/video/2021/03/07/county-officials-cut-ribbon-acre-alachua-county-fairgrounds-newberry/ for video of the Ribbon Cutting.