Parks & Recreation

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  1. Operation Backpack

    Local schools haven’t even released for the summer yet but the City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation Department is already looking ahead to the start of the 2017-18 school year. Read on...
  2. Hilly-Kelly Movies in the Park Schedule Released

    Did someone say free movies? That's right...the Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park series returns to the Community Maritime Park on May 26th! Read on...
  3. Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Lineup Announced

    The Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay summer concert series returns to the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park this May! Read on...
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The City of Pensacola has a total of 93 parks & open spaces, along with resource centers which are maintained by the Parks & Building Maintenance Divisions, programmed by the Recreation Division, and utilized by Pensacola residents and City organizations.

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Mission
The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to improve and promote the quality of life for all citizens and visitors of Pensacola by protecting the heritage of our parks while providing a wide range of recreational, social, and educational opportunities.

Goals
  • Increase Property Value
  • Help to Attract New Businesses
  • Help to Boost the Local Economy
  • Create Community through People, Parks, & Programs
  • Promote Health & Wellness
  • Foster Community Pride
  • Protect Environmental Resources
  • Increase Cultural Unity
  • Create Lifetime Experiences
  • Strengthen Community Image & Sense of Place
Services / Facilities
  • 11 Activity Centers 
  • 2 Seasonal Swimming Pools
  • 28 Court Tennis Center
  • 600 Acres of Park/Open Space
  • 58 Playground Structures
  • Osceola Golf Course
  • 21 Sports Fields
  • 20 Practice Sports Fields
  • 18 Lighted Sports Fields
  • 25 Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • 200+ Recreation Programs/Activities Annually
Divisions & Staff 
  • Office of the Director
  • Athletics 
  • Community Maritime Park
  • Recreation
  • Parks