Pensacola e-newsletter

City's ADA Sidewalk Repair Project Surpasses 9,000 Feet

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The City of Pensacola's Public Works and Facilities Department has repaired approximately 9,350 linear feet of sidewalk and installed 215 curb ramps as part of the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Sidewalk Assessment. Another 18,750 linear feet of sidewalk is expected to be repaired by 2023, along with an additional 1,806 curb ramps.

The city completed an ADA Sidewalk Assessment in 2017 to evaluate existing sidewalks for ADA deficiencies, identifying approximately 28,100 linear feet of sidewalks and another 2,021 new curb ramps needed in order to achieve an acceptable level of ADA compliance. 

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"These repairs and improvements are essential to making our sidewalks accessible to all of our residents, so I'm excited to see projects continue to move forward," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "Sidewalks help create accessible, safe communities, which is what we strive for the City of Pensacola to be."

Sidewalk repair projects were also prioritized in the survey to create a master sidewalk improvement project list, which is available on the city's website. 

Projects began on the west side of the city and are moving eastward, with the next set of projects planned for the Community Redevelopment Area Urban Core District, which is primarily the downtown area. Two sidewalk repair projects in the Urban Core District are expected to begin this year, with three additional projects expected to be completed in 2020.

Read more about the project in our news release.

City of Pensacola Celebrates Florida City Government Week with Photo Contest Oct. 21-27

The City of Pensacola will be joining cities throughout the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week Oct. 21-27.

The City of Pensacola will hold a photo contest to celebrate Pensacola and showcase its residents and community pride. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best images celebrating “My City: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It” between Oct. 21-27. 

How to enter:
1. "Like" our Facebook page to be notified when the contest opens.
2. Submit your photo to the contest through our Facebook page.
3. Get your friends to vote on your photo.

All photos must be taken within Pensacola city limits and submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Photos will be voted on by social media users once uploaded. Winners will be announced in our newsletter on Oct. 31. Subscribe to our newsletter by visiting our website. The top two winners will receive a swag bag and a photo with Mayor Grover Robinson. The winning photos will be displayed in the lobby of City Hall.

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Mayor, Council Proclaim Oct. 21-27 as "Florida City Government Week"

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Mayor Grover Robinson reads proclamation during the regular City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10 recognizing the City of Pensacola's participation in Florida City Government Week Oct. 21-27.
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City administration and council join Mayor Grover Robinson in proclaiming Florida City Government Week in Pensacola Oct. 21-27 during the regular Council Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. (Pictured from left to right: City Attorney Susan Woolf, District 4 Councilman Jared Moore, City Administrator Chris Holley, District 5 Councilman John Jerralds, Council President Andy Terhaar, Mayor Grover Robinson, Council Vice President P.C. Wu, District 2 Councilwoman Sherri Myers, District 7 Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn, District 6 Councilwoman Ann Hill.

PNS Hosts Survey to Determine Travelers' Desired Non-Stop Destinations

Pensacola International Airport invites the public to take part in a five-question survey to help determine where travelers would visit for leisure if they had non-stop service to their preferred destination.

The survey asks travelers questions regarding their current mode of transportation, frequency of travel and destinations. The survey is voluntary and will not ask for any personal information. The data collected will be shared with existing airlines servicing PNS, as well as any potential new carriers interested in providing service.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Nov. 1.

Pensacola Energy Takes Part in Annual Dragon Boat Festival

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Pensacola Energy competed in the 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival benefiting Gulf Coast Kid's House on Saturday, Oct. 12. A total of 12 Pensacola Energy and four City Hall employees hopped in a boat and rowed for a cause. Northeast Pensacola SERTOMA hosts the event.  

Save the Date, Sax on the Sixth is Nov. 6

Foo Foo Festival will be here before you know it. The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will throw a musical event for senior citizens to take part in this special celebration. 

Join us at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center for Sax on the Sixth on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. Pensacola jazz veteran Joe Occhipinti will provide music for this FREE event.

For more details, visit

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Reminder: City Parks and Recreation To Host Halloween Events

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will host several Halloween-themed events in October. All events have free admission. 

Woodland Heights Resource Center will host the 4th Annual Woodland's Haunted Hallway on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. All who dare to enter will get a frightful tour of the haunted hallway. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

The 10th Annual Play Pensacola Halloween Egg Haunt will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Roger Scott Athletic Complex from 5:30-8 p.m. 

There will be five egg haunts for children who are stroller age up to 13 years, plus carnival-style games, a haunted hayride, bounce houses, costume contest and photo booth, and visits from some creepy crawlers. Admission to the event is free. We ask those who can to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to the event for a MANNA food drive. 

Egg Haunt Schedule: 

6 p.m.      Infant to 2 years
6:30 p.m.         3 to 4 years
7 p.m.             5 to 7 years 
7:30 p.m.      8 to 10 years 

7:50 p.m.      11 to 13 years

Participants should arrive at the Egg Haunt (football field main gate) 15 minutes before their age group begins.

Registration is now open for the Pensacola News Journal Costume Contest on Space is limited to 30 participants per age group, so preregistration is strongly recommended.  The deadline to preregister for the costume contest is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Walk-ups will only be taken at the event for age groups with space available.

Prizes will be awarded by the Pensacola News Journal for the Cutest, Scariest, and Best Overall Costume in each age group. Preference may be given to original costumes in all age categories.  

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Costume Contest Schedule:

   5:45 p.m.         11 to 13 years
  6:15 p.m.         8 to 10 years
        6:45 p.m.         Infant to 2 years
7:15 .pm.         3 to 4 years

8:00 p.m.         5 to 7 years

Sponsors of the Halloween Egg Haunt include: My Pensacola Credit Union, Summer Vista Assisted Living, Lighthouse Health Plan, The Pensacola News Journal, Magic 106.1 FM, Soft Rock 94.1 FM, and Cat Country 98.7 FM.

Bayview Senior Center at Sanders Beach will host their 4th Annual Chili Cook Off & Costume Contest on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. until noon for ages 50 and up. Participants can register by calling 850-436-5188. 

Fricker Center Halloween Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Join the free Halloween extravaganza filled with candy, games and fun for ages 3-12. New this year will be a Haunted Hallway for those who dare to enter. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Candy and prizes available while supplies last. 

For more information, please call 850-436-5670 or visit

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