City of Pensacola to Celebrate National Arbor Day at Miraflores Park in East Hill
The City of Pensacola will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 at Miraflores Park. Mayor Grover Robinson will issue a proclamation observing Arbor Day in the City of Pensacola on the same day as this national day of recognition. In addition to planting a live oak at the park, Parks and Recreation invites guests to register for a free raffle for one of three 15 gallon trees to be given away: a live oak, a red maple, and a river birch. The Parks and Recreation Department can assist with delivery to the winners’ home(s) if needed.
When: Friday, April 26 2:00 p.m.
Where: Miraflores Park, 1601 East LaRua Street
The City of Pensacola is designated as a Tree City USA Community for its commitment to preserving the urban tree canopy and improving care and protecting the trees in our community. This will be the 28th year the City of Pensacola has received this honor.
For more information about Arbor Day and the Tree City USA program, please visit www.arborday.org.
Local theatre company, Arrant Knavery, is hosting a Mask and Movement Workshop right here in East Hill.
Arrant Knavery is a 501(c)(3) theatre company with a focus on producing classical and underproduced plays. Their upcoming production of Lysistrata, a greek play by Aristophanes, will be showing at the Pensacola Opera Center on April 27, BUT FIRST, join the cast of Lysistrata for a mask and movement workshop. Learn the acting and movement techniques used to create a comedic, visually compelling Greek chorus. No experience necessary! Complimentary wine and cheese will be served; after all, no Greek gathering is complete without a celebration of Dionysis, the god of wine and revelry!
When: Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM Where: Communio Health & Fitness: 904 E Scott St. Pensacola, FL 32503 Cost: $20 – Complimentary wine & cheese will be served.
A new episode of our City news show is available to watch
Tonya Vaden and John Scanlon host this week’s show from Pensacola Energy. They discuss the City’s new logo, tell us how you can rent one of Pensacola Energy’s gas grills for free and give us a rundown of upcoming events.
The City of Pensacola City Council awarded a contract to B&W, Inc. of Pensacola, Florida for the construction of East Cross, Yates, Escambia, and Osceola Outfalls at Bayou Texar Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project. The goal of this project is to provide treatment for two stormwater basins which currently discharge into Bayou Texar with no form of treatment. This treatment will be provided via the installation of two proprietary underground treatment units. These treatment units will be installed at the eastern end of Yates Avenue and Escambia Avenue.
Starting on April 8, 2019, this project will begin construction and if we’re able to avoid weather delays, it is anticipated to take 100 days to complete.
As you own property in close proximity to this work, it is the City’s desire to keep residents informed and we definitely want to accommodate any concerns you may have both now and during construction. A City Construction Inspector will be monitoring the contractor and project progress daily. We will make every effort to be considerate of the fact we’re working in a residential area as well as force the contractor to implement all necessary safety precautions onsite. We would greatly appreciate your understanding of our project and its direct benefit to Bayou Texar’s water quality.
If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance, feel free to call our us at 850-435-1645.
The Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge (PNC) grant program, previously known as PCIP, is a matching grant program which provides City of Pensacola Neighborhood Associations with funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects. Funds can be used for various neighborhood initiatives including beautification projects, signage, sidewalks, or other improvements to public property. Funds can be matched by cash, in-kind contributions, volunteer labor, or any combination of the three.
Applications for the SPRING CYCLE of the FY 2018-2019 Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant will be accepted from April 1, 2019, thru May 31, 2019.
Grand opening for the Pensacola Ferry Landing scheduled for April 13
You are invited to join us in the celebration of the grand opening of a new iconic addition to downtown Pensacola. On April 13, 2019, City of Pensacola and its partners will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pensacola Ferry Landing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility and boats will be offered following the ceremony.
Located at the head of Commendencia Slip between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza de Luna/Palafox Pier, the new $3.5 million dock and terminal building will serve as the homeport location for two vessels; the “Turtle Runner” and “Pelican Perch” are the National Park Service’s 150-passenger, catamaran-style boats.
The grand opening of the new landing comes in anticipation of Pensacola Bay Cruises beginning service for the recreational season. HMS Ferries, Inc. is the concessioner under contract with the National Park Service to operate the boats. Once in service, the boats will transport passengers between Quietwater Beach, Fort Pickens and downtown Pensacola.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The Downtown Ferry Landing project was funded through grants and the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Grant awards came from the Office of Federal Lands Highway’s Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) and the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development Fund. The dock was constructed by Bellingham Marine Contractors based in Jacksonville, Florida. Green-Simmons Company of Pensacola won the contract to build the terminal building.
The city has put in the new basketball goals in Operto park on 17th and Blount. A special shout out to City Parks and Rec and the public works department. The EHNA is paying to have the courts painted with lines and it should be done in the next month.