Ribbon Is Cut To Reopen The Newly Rebuilt Ascend Community Park

January 19, 2023

After a brief rain delay, the ribbon was cut Wednesday morning to reopen the renovated Ascend Community Park.

Ascend Performance Materials CEO Phil McDivitt was on hand to offer remarks and congratulate the teams from Ascend and Turner Industries who led the effort to restore the park after extensive damage from Hurricane Sally.

“Parks are about family,” said McDivitt. “For 70 years, our Pensacola site has employed fathers and mothers, their children and now grandchildren in this community, so Ascend is also about family. We’re happy to be able to welcome the community and their families to the park once again.”

The park, located at 3098 Old Chemstrand Road in Cantonment, is now open from sunrise to sunset daily.

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Pictured top: Ascend employee Chuck Langham, who managed much of the renovation work, cuts the ribbon to reopen the Ascend Neighborhood Park. Pictured first below: The first visitor to the park Wednesday enjoys the slide. Picture second below: Ascend Performance Materials CEO Phil McDivitt makes remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured bottom: Employees from Ascend Performance Materials and Turner Industries celebrate the reopening of the Ascend Neighborhood Park. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Ribbon Is Cut To Reopen The Newly Rebuilt Ascend Community Park”

  1. K.Byrd on January 21st, 2023 6:39 am

    Can’t wait to see

  2. Springer on January 20th, 2023 7:58 am

    @ Ben H. : Just Chuck being chuck

  3. Ben H on January 19th, 2023 7:11 pm

    I don’t see your safety gloves

  4. Ann Cook on January 19th, 2023 1:27 pm

    So excited to finally be able to take my great grand kids there. We took our grand kids there 20 years ago, now their children will have the same happy experience. Thank you Ascend.

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