The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide efficient, accessible and responsive services that enhance the quality of life, meet common and diverse needs, and promote safe and healthy recreation opportunities to a growing community.
The Parks and Recreation Department inventory of parks ranges from Perdido Key to Century and includes boat ramps, regional, neighborhood, and athletic parks. In addition to the vast array of park options, the department also manages the Escambia County Equestrian Center, Lake Stone Campground and the Pensacola Fishing Bridge. Youth athletics are managed by local athletic associations at county parks, with the department serving as a liaison to enhance the efforts of each organization. These organizations provide open athletic opportunities for the youth of Escambia County. Adult athletic leagues are managed through the department and include softball, soccer and flag football leagues. The Parks and Recreation Department also partners with eight local associations that coordinate the daily activities and programs for youth and adults at county community centers.