Posted on: September 29, 2016

PHS Student Raises funds for Fricker Resource Center

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Local teen raises money by organizing tennis tournament to purchase sports equipment for Fricker Resource Center.

Giving back to the community is something that many people do these days, but sometimes the impact on the person volunteering is so great that it inspires them to do far more than they are asked. That’s exactly what happened when Eric Finger, a student at...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Register a Team for the 2016 Mayor's Cup Golf Classic

Join Mayor Ashton Hayward and the City of Pensacola for the 2016 Pensacola Mayor’s Cup Golf Classic on October 7, 2016 at Osceola Municipal Golf Course. All proceeds from the event benefit The First Tee of Northwest Florida.

The annual Mayor’s Cup event is a four-person scramble with a double shotgun start at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and is open to all players. The cost is $85 per individual or $300 per foursome if you register by the early bird deadline of September 23, 2016 and ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

This July, Pensacola Will Discover the Super Powers of Parks and Recreation


Month-long celebration highlights essential value of local parks and recreation

This July, Pensacola residents don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They just need to visit their nearest park or recreation center to find super powers they didn’t know they had.

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Posted on: December 23, 2015

City of Pensacola is Now Issuing 2016 Boat Launch Permits & Renewals

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is now issuing boat launch permits for 2016. Annual boat launch permits are required for use of the City’s four boat launches located at Bayview Park, Sanders Beach, 17th Avenue, and Bayou Texar. Permi...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

USTA Florida Recognizes Roger Scott Tennis Center and Volunteers with Awards

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Last weekend USTA Florida (United States Tennis Association-Florida Section) held their Annual Awards & Volunteer Celebration Weekend in Orlando, bringing together over 200 tennis professionals and organizations from around the state for educational s...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Adopt An Angel from Roger Tennis Center Angel Tree

Roger Scott Tennis Center has sponsored an Angel Tree again this year to help give 48 children from Lincoln Park Primary a brighter holiday! Many families with 2 to 4 kids each are also represented. Stop by and pick out one or more angels before they are ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Vickrey Resource Center to Reopen November 16, 2015

The wait is almost over...Vickrey Resource Center is set to open it's doors to the public on Monday, November 16th at 9:00 a.m.

The neighborhood resource center has been closed since April 2014 due to extensive damage from the record breaking flooding.

Staff are putting the finishing touches on the facility over the next week to ensure that it is ready to open and resume norma...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Offers Winter Basketball Programs

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is offering several options for youth basketball this winter, including leagues and a Basketball Boot Camp.

The recreation league at Vickrey Resource Center is for ages 5 to 14 and will start in January. Registration begins October 26 and continues through November 30. The cost to participate is $72 for city residents and $83 for non-city residents. Participant...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Community Maritime Park Associates to Unveil Statue of Vince J. Whibbs Sr.

The family of Vince J. Whibbs, Sr. and the Community Maritime Park Associates invite the community to attend an unveiling ceremony for a life-size statue of the former Pensacola mayor and businessman at the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park on Sat...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Cub Scouts Pack 99 Adopts Toledo Square Park

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The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department welcomes Cub Scout Pack 99 as the newest Adopt-A-Park volunteer group officially adopting Toledo Square Park off of 17th Avenue.

The group of boys and their pack leaders worked very hard on Monday afternoon trimming trees over sidewalks, picking up trash and limbs throughout the park, and sweeping off sand from the sidewalks.

“The park is definitely in much better shape now,” s...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

City to Host Halloween Egg Haunt on October 24

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th Annual Halloween Egg Haunt on Saturday, October 24, at Roger Scott Athletic Complex from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

There will be five egg hunts for children who are stroller age up to 13 years, plus a kid’s carnival, Haunted Hayride, Spooky Nature Trail, and bounce houses.

New to the event this year is the Pensacola News Journal Costume Contest and photo booth. Reg...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Food Trucks Pilot Program initiated

Today, the City of Pensacola initiated a six-month Food Trucks Pilot Program. For more information, visit, which has been updated to include the requirements of the program, a program application and checklist, frequently as...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

PPD Crime Stats Down for First Half of 2016

Crime Stats from January to June 2016

Semi-annual crime statistics for the Pensacola Police Department show a 6.3 percent decrease in crime within city limits for the same time period last year.

“I am pleased with these results,” said Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III. “I believe ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Police Investigating Fatal Crash at D and Garden streets

Pensacola Police are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred tonight at the intersection of North D and West Garden streets.

Police were notified of the crash shortly before 8 p.m. Motorists are asked to please try to avoid the area.

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Pensacola Police Department to deploy upgraded communications system

On Tuesday, December 15, Pensacola Police Department will begin using a new mission-critical communications system that will improve interoperability between counties for first responder coordination and response.

The City of Pensacola will connect to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

September 24, 2016 - Mayor's Neighborhood Clean up Day

The next Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on September 24, 2016. This month's clean up area covers the area from Spanish Trail down to Summit Boulevard and follows the boundaries of the Pensacola International Airport back up to North 9th Avenue and then...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Traffic Advisory-Intendencia St (S Jefferson to S Tarragona)-July 15, 2015 approx 30 months

The section of East Intendencia Street between South Jefferson Street and South Tarragona Street will close beginning July 15, 2015.

The road closure is to assist in the ongoing demolition of the old Pensacola News Journal building and the construction...Read on...