March 22, 2020MEDIA CONTACT:
Important Notice Regarding Use of City of Pensacola
Parks and Playgrounds
Parks managed by the City of Pensacola remain open to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but park visitors should not use playground equipment, park benches, and other shared public surfaces.
The COVID-19 virus has been shown to survive on surfaces up to several days according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is not disinfecting these frequently touched surfaces.
As recreation and physical activity are essential for optimal health, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department encourages families to continue enjoying open spaces at any of the city's 93 parks. Park visitors should bring their own equipment such as a ball or Frisbee, and CDC guidelines
should be followed to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing.
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has taken the following actions to protect the public:
- All drinking fountains at city parks have been turned off.
- The city's splash pad at Plaza de Luna is closed until further notice.