City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Hurricane Sally Recovery


City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #2

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has implemented recovery efforts to assist citizens due to the impacts of Hurricane Sally. City parks, several city community resource centers and facilities were affected by the storm resulting in the following changes:

Scheduled Programming

  • All city parks will remain closed until further notice.
  • All city community resource centers will reopen to the public Monday, Oct. 5. Exception: Bayview Senior Center and Theophalis May Resource Center will remain closed to the public until further notice. Bayview Senior Center offers virtual programming.Citizens are encouraged to like and follow Bayview Senior Center on Facebook.
  • Roger Scott Tennis Center hard courts reopened Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. Clay courts remain closed.
  • Osceola Golf Course has reopened to the public.
  • Exchange Park Adult Sports Leagues and Youth Sports activities at Roger Scott Athletic Complex will be postponed until further notice.
  • Vickrey Resource Center will reopen to the public Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. The weight room at Vickrey Resource Center will be available from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. YMCA DCF Certified After School programming will operate from 2-6 p.m.
  • Machine washable face masks will be distributed at the following locations, days and times while supplies last (Limit five masks per household):
    • Bayview Senior Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St.: Monday-Friday from 8-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. (drive-through only)
    • Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St.: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Fricker Resource Center, 900 N. F St.: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
    • Gull Point Resource Center, 7000 Spanish Trail: Monday-Thursday from 3-5 p.m.
    • Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 S. I St.: Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (drive-through only)
    • Woodland Heights Resource Center, 111 Berkley Drive: Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m.
  • After school snacks will be distributed Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the following sites:
    • Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St.
    • Fricker Resource Center, 900 N. F St.
    • Gull Point Resource Center, 7000 Spanish Trail
    • Woodland Heights Resource Center, 111 Berkley Drive 
  • Ongoing senior meal programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Impacted sites include: Bayview Senior Center, Cobb Resource Center and Fricker Resource Center. To assist recovery efforts during program suspension, Council on Aging will distribute five free shelf-stable meals Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. until noon at the following sites (Opento existing participants currently registered with Council on Aging only):
    • Bayview Senior Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St.
    • Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St. 
    • Fricker Resource Center, 900 N. F St.

Seniors must call Council on Aging at 432-1475 by noon the day prior to pick up to reserve their meals.

Relief Programming

  • Tarp and water distribution at city community resource centers has ended. Announcements will be made upon restock, if any.

Relief Updates

City Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Facilities, Inspection Services and Sanitation Services staff began recovery work as soon as it was safe to do so after Hurricane Sally, and the city has also hired several contractors to help expedite recovery efforts. At the time of this press release all reported downed trees have been cleared from city roadways.