About Parks and Recreation
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.
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.
- 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
- 10 Activity Centers
- 2 Seasonal Swimming Pools
- 28 Court Tennis Center
- 600+ Acres of Park/Open Space
- 93 Parks, 58 have 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
- Community Maritime Park
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation department would like your feedback to help us improve services and facilities for you and your community. We encourage you to fill out the surveys and share this link with others so we can reach more community members. Your input is greatly appreciated and will help shape the future of the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Be part of our winning team! We have a variety of opportunities for local businesses or community organizations to support our efforts in the following program areas: Special Events (Senior Games, Annual Easter Easter Egg Hunt, Mayor’s Cup, Trunk or Treat) Parks (Playground Equipment, Tables, Benches, Shelters) Youth and Athletic Programs (Uniforms, Equipment, Teams) Summer Camp (T-shirts, Field Trips, Registration) Swimming Lessons Parks make a community more attractive and the recreational activities provide a better way of life. They play an important role in shaping the lives of our youth, senior citizens, and families. You can help be becoming a sponsor and showing your support for your community today.