Bruce Beach Park Improvements

Picture of Bruce Beach waterfront


The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project is one of several locations along the the Continuous Waterfront Trail envisioned in the the Urban Core Community Redevelopment Plan, as further conceptualized in the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan. The vision for this project includes a prominent scenic overview mount, trails, early learning and play features, a grand entry plaza, and cultural exhibits, kayaking facilities and other exciting features. 

Phase 1 consists of the construction of a large central plaza with allee trees and cultural signage, a shade structure and two public lawn areas with seat walls, a learning garden, including a planted garden and play structures, a pedestrian bridge and seating at an existing palm grove. Lighting, stormwater improvements, a bus stop and additional striping, site furnishings and naturalized landscaping are also included. 

For more information on Bruce Beach visit: the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Facility Listing

To learn more about City parks, visit The City of Pensacola maintains 93 parks and open spaces. For the more information on the history of the City's parks, view the History of Pensacola's Parks PDF


Construction- Phase 1; Design - Phase 2

Project details

  • CRA District: Urban Core
  • Project Cost: $6,300,000 (Phase 1); Phase 2 - TBD
  • Funding Source: 2019 Series Urban Core Bond


  • February 3, 2020 - CRA held a public workshop to review projects for funding from the Urban Core Revenue Bonds, Series 2019.
  • February 10, 2020 - CRA approved the Bruce Beach Park Improvement project, along with 3 others, for funding from the Urban Core Revenue Bonds, Series 2019.
  • June 22, 2021 - Virtual Presentation and Discussion was held. (Video)
  • June 23, 2021 - In Person Open House was held.
  • Oct. 26, 2021 - Virtual Presentation and Discussion was held. (Video)
  • Oct. 27, 2021 -  In Person Open House was held. 
  • May 9, 2022 - CRA awarded bid #22-031 for construction of Bruce Beach Park Phase 1 to Biggs Construction Company, Inc.

Before & after photos

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Redevelopment plan

2010 Urban Core Redevelopment Plan


1. Waterfront Framework Plan Report - June 2019 Framework

2. Project Workshop PPT - February 2020 Concept

2. Phase 1 Final Construction Plans

CRA Meetings

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