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Watch the New Episode of Pensacola City News

A new episode of our City news show is available to watch

Tonya Vaden and John Scanlon host this week’s news show from Pensacola International Airport. They discuss the airport breaking a record in March, pedestrian safety improvements at Jefferson and Main Streets, the new Armstrong Park playground, employee recognition, and give us a rundown of upcoming events.

For more information or general questions please email pio@cityofpensacola.com and follow @cityofpensacola on Twitter. You can also sign up for email or text notifications about everything that’s happening with your City government through Notify Me.
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Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events: April 26-May 4, 2019 

Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events
April 26-May 4, 2019

Friday, April 26
Senior Game Day Expo-9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Brownsville Community Center
Join Home Care Solutions for a Senior Game Day Expo on Friday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for games, prizes, and door prizes all morning! Over 20 local vendors with valuable info for attendees! Finger foods provided by Longhorn Steakhouse. Ages 50-up

Arbor Day Celebration-2:00 p.m. at Miraflores Park,
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 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 on-site for one of three 15 gallon trees to be given away: a live oak, a red maple, and a river birch. You must be present to win.

Armstrong Park Playground Ribbon Cutting-The City of Pensacola invites you to a ribbon cutting celebration for the new playground at Armstrong Park, 300 West Lakeview Avenue on Friday, April 26th at 4:15 p.m. The new playground features new climbers, slides, and interactive elements for all ages.

Saturday, April 27

Be My Neighbor Day-Parks and Recreation’s Tonie Rivera and Justin Paul will be at WSRE’s Be My Neighbor Day, a FREE family event spotlighting the neighborly values of Mister Rogers on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check out the fun games they have in store and take our Step On Bullying pledge.

Saturday, May 4
Tippin Park Fun Ride-9-9:45 a.m. at Tippin Park, 6600 Tippin Avenue

Join us for a leisurely neighborhood ride among friends. The route is a 3.9 mile loop that also visits Parker Circle Neighborhood Park before returning to Tippin Park. The Ride celebrates a new map of the loop created by Bike Pensacola for Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers. There is also a park beautification project taking place following the Ride, so please stay for that if you can. We will obey all traffic laws on this ride–there is no police escort.

Call 850-436-5670 or visit PlayPensacola.com for more details.

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City of Pensacola to Celebrate National Arbor Day at Miraflores Park

The City of Pensacola will observe Arbor Day next Friday. Click below to find out how you can win a free 15-gallon live oak, red maple, or river birch to plant at your home.

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 on-site for one of three 15 gallon trees to be given away: a live oak, a red maple, and a river birch. You must be present to win. 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.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 17, 2019

Contact: Tonya Vaden, Marketing Coordinator
(850) 436-5672

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.

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NOTICE: Bayou Texar Stormwater Project

Map showing Osceola Boulevard and Yates Avenue in the project area

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.

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Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge (PNC) Grants

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.

Relevant information, such as applications and supplemental documents as well as FAQs, are provided on the City of Pensacola’s website: https://www.cityofpensacola.com/626/Pensacola-Neighborhood-Challenge-Grants

If you still have questions, please contact:

Leslie Statler, Planner
Planning Services Division
222 W Main St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Email Leslie Statler