Sept. 7, 2022
Community Invited to Herman Jones Building Dedication Sept. 12
The City of Pensacola invites the community to a dedication of the newly renamed Herman Jones Building on Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex, located at 2130 Summit Blvd. Please see map for details.
The Parks and Recreation Ball Crew Building at Roger Scott has been renamed in honor of Herman Jones, who worked for the City of Pensacola for 30 years and played an integral part in the creation and improvement of the ballfield maintenance crew.
Jones began his career with the City of Pensacola in July 1980 in the Sanitation Department, later transferring to Parks and Recreation as part of the two-person ballfield crew. The crew was tasked with the maintenance of 13 ballfields, including mowing and irrigation, field lining, and more. Jones added employees to the ballfield crew to increase their level of service to include weed control, fertilization, and even building new ballfields for the city.
Continuing to demonstrate success from himself and his team, Jones was promoted to operations supervisor, which included distributing and managing work assignments, creating monthly reports, and maintaining equipment for his crews, in addition to all of his previous job responsibilities.
During his 30 years with the City of Pensacola, Jones cared for many ballfields and parks including Bill Bonds Field, Bill Gregory Park, Exchange Park, Gull Point, Hitzman Park, Kiwanis Park, Legion Field, Lions Park, Magee Field, Roger Scott Fields, Terry Wayne East Park and more. Jones and his crew were nicknamed the "dream team" for their dedication to quality service for City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation and all city athletes and citizens.