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Bayview Resource Center Groundbreaking Scheduled for May 7, 2018

April 18, 2018

Tonya Vaden, 850 436 5672
Bayview Resource Center Groundbreaking
Scheduled for May 7, 2018

City of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and District 4 Councilman Larry Johnson invite the community to join them for a groundbreaking ceremony at Bayview Park, 2000 East Lloyd Street for the new Bayview Resource Center. The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Bayview Resource Center will be an exciting new addition to Bayview Park. The facility, which replaces the former community center that was demolished in 2015, will provide more accessible uses and waterfront access for the community to enjoy. The building is designed to be an active and highly social building that also reinforces the importance of Bayou Texar as a natural asset, and supports continued improvements of and around Bayou Texar.

The community center portion of the facility will include a large event space which can be separated into two smaller event spaces, meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, fitness room, and staff offices. A large open lobby welcomes guests to the facility and there are multiple decks and balconies offering sweeping views of the waterfront. There is also space for storage of kayak, SUP, and rowing sculls to provide a home for paddle sports and non-motorized water activities. There will also be indoor and outdoor access to restrooms.

The Bayview Senior Center will remain in its current location adjacent to the new community center and will see relief from program crowding as well as improved access to parking.

“We are very excited for this new resource center at Bayview Park,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “My staff and I have worked tirelessly to bring another extraordinary amenity to our community. This new attractive facility will embrace the waterfront and will be something that everyone can enjoy.”

To stay up-to-date on the progress of the Bayview Resource Center and other projects please visit

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New Little Free Library at OJ Semmes Elementary School

The East Hill Neighborhood Association Board of Directors will be installing a Little Free Library at OJ Semmes Elementary School on Tuesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m. The board of directors include current and past educators that wanted to give our zoned school a gift that will keep on giving. The gift of reading adventures! The library was personally constructed by one of our board members, Richard Christine and his crew. Please join us in this wonderful opportunity for the students of OJ Semmes Elementary School. Just in time for summer!

Earlier this school year, the board donated over $1000 worth of headphones and STEM activities to the school’s media center for student enrichment. In addition, we hosted a neighborhood winter coat drive that donated over 60 brand new coats plus dozens of gently used ones. For the Little Free Library, many neighbors have contributed books to kickstart the reading selection. The board is committed to supporting OJ Semmes Elementary and the neighborhood children.

To learn more about Little Free Libraries please visit:

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EHNA Quarterly Meeting with Quint Studer

Save the Date for a Special guest speaker “Quint Studer” at a Special lcation “Old Sacred Heart Hospital”.  Speaking on City of Pensacola Transformation and the role of neighborhoods.

1010 N. 12th Ave. Suite 211 Pensacola, FL 32503

15 minutes of Q&A.  Park on 12th AVe. and enter through the main doors on 12th AVe.  Up grand stairs to entry.  Inside, take the left hallway to 211 for the meeting location.