Community Maritime Park

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Locally, the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is this Sunday afternoon at 3, at Community Maritime Park.  This year’s event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association features almost 700 participants on 96 teams.  One of those teams is Brian’s Brainstormers captained by Brian LeBlanc. 

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

A big crowd is expected to put in some miles and raise some money this Saturday during the annual Walk for Epilepsy. The event will support the local chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. The foundation sponsors fund raising walks all over the state, and the local event will be held this Saturday, May 19 at Community Maritime Park in Pensacola. Cecily Chundrlek, an advancement and development specialist with the local chapter of the foundation says the money raised locally helps fund some medical help for their clients.

Autism Pensacola

Blue Wahoos Stadium will be alive with all sorts of heroes this weekend with the annual Steps For Autism event. "This is a fun, family event with lots of activities for the kids" said Susan Byrum, the President and CEO of Autism Pensacola. Steps For Autism is an event that raises money for Autism Pensacola. This is, in addition to the usual fund raising activities going on at the stadium that morning, Autism Pensacola will be honoring their local Hometown Heroes. "Because we appreciate everyone who puts themselves in harms way on our behalf.

Community Maritime Park Scores Highest In Park Survey

Apr 28, 2016
Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO

   For the second year in a row, a University of West Florida freshman seminar class focused on the theme of community has studied the quality of Pensacola parks. This year, 70 students in the Kugelman Honors Program engaged in the research project to evaluate 60 parks. 


Dave Dunwoody

  The late Vince Whibbs was enshrined at Community Maritime Park on Saturday, with the unveiling of a statue honoring the seven-term Pensacola mayor and community leader.

Whibbs, who died in 2006, was a driving force behind the park’s development, along with the late Admiral Jack Fetterman, whose name adorns the field at Bayfront Stadium.

“When the vision for this park was formed, Vince Whibbs was right there in the middle of the process,” said Jim Reeves, who chairs the Community Maritime Park Board.

  Pensacola wants just over two million dollars in RESTORE Act funding, to build a marina at Community Maritime Park.

Rebecca Ferguson, the city’s Economic Policy Coordinator, told the Community Maritime Parks Associates that the proposal is currently in draft form. The project title is “A Maritime Sports Tourism Development/Maritime Infrastructure Project.”

Institute for Women Politics


It appears that rumors of a rift between Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and businessman Quint Studer are overblown or without merit. Both feel they’re still on the same economic development page.

Lindsay Myers

A proposed multi-million dollar project at Community Maritime Park has been scrapped, after the City of Pensacola rejected the proposed leases for three parcels.

New Downtown YMCA Could Be On News Journal Site

Jan 6, 2014

One year after the first mention of a new YMCA for downtown Pensacola, businessman Quint Studer is out with a new offer to the organization.

Studer – who closed on a 3.4 million dollar deal for the Pensacola News Journal property last week, is offering part of the six acres for the YMCA to replace its 62-year-old facility. No money will change hands; Studer considers it a “donation.”