Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in Escambia County

July 8, 2018

Escambia County is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting residents and visitors to get out and explore everything your local parks have to offer, from athletic fields and playgrounds to nature trails and beach accesses. Escambia County Parks and Recreation maintains parks throughout the county for the public to enjoy, with park properties from Century in the north all the way south to Pensacola Beach, west to Perdido Key and scattered in between.

An initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association, National Park and Recreation Month aims to highlight recreation opportunities and encourage the public to support local parks and recreation.

In celebration of Park and Recreation Month, Escambia County’s Parks and Recreation Department is highlighting one park in each commission district, with several featuring new or recently upgraded amenities:

District 5 – Molino Community Center Playground: Located behind the popular Molino Community Center, this playground offers a fun place for children to play near the community center and Molino Library. Along with the playground, there is a new .24-mile walking path, pavilion and picnic tables. There is also a newly-renovated school cafeteria that is available for the public to rent, featuring a full kitchen and seating for up to 100 people. Call 850-679-4817 for pavilion or cafeteria rental information. For information about renting a room at the Molino Community Center or auditorium, contact the Molino Mid-County Historical Society at 850-587-5011.

District 1 – Beulah Regional Park: Located off Mobile Highway near the Escambia County Equestrian Center, this park truly offers something for everyone and is one of the busiest parks in the county. Beulah Regional Park has basketball and tennis courts, dog park, .33-mile walking path and a pavilion that can be rented for birthday parties and special events. To rent the pavilion, please call 850-475-5220.

District 2 – Civitan Park: This 2-acre neighborhood park in Warrington is a beautiful waterfront park with a covered pavilion, playground and a fishing pier. Tremendous upgrades have been made recently at the park, including a new .22-mile walking path, workout equipment and a new pavilion. To rent the pavilion, please call 850-475-5220.

District 3 – Brownsville Community Center Playground: A brand new playground unit was recently added outside of the Brownsville Community Center, offering a fun place for children to play in the Brownsville area. The playground features slides, monkey bars and more. Since opening in May 2017, the Brownsville Community Center has hosted dozens of community events, including town hall meetings, festivals, expos and holiday celebrations. To rent the community center, please call 850-595-3130 for scheduling information.

District 4 – Regency Park:
Spread over 10 acres, Regency Park is one of the largest parks in Escambia County. It features a .33-mile walking path, dog park and plenty of open space for recreational activities. It also offers a basketball court, practice baseball backstop, security lights and a picnic area for residents of all ages to enjoy. A pavilion is available to rent for special events; call 850-475-5220 for more information.

Pictured: The playground at the Molino Community Complex. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


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