Keep Pensacola Beautiful

J.C. Schwab / Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast

 

The Grand Opening of Pensacola’s first ever Harmony Park is set for this Friday, Jan 17. The project is an initiative of the local environmental organization, Keep Pensacola Beautiful.  

After a few years in the works, three outdoor musical structures now mark the spot at Englewood Park next to the Boys & Girls Club.

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Keep Pensacola Beautiful has dropped plans to purchase and restore the historic Coca-Cola building on North Palafox Street near downtown.

The project fell through because it became too large and too expensive.

“Unfortunately, you know, it was just too big of a hurdle for us to tackle,” said Sigrid Solgard, executive director of Keep Pensacola Beautiful. “We were pretty disappointed about it, that Keep Pensacola Beautiful can’t be the ones to save this building.”

Courtesy Keep Pensacola Beautiful

Keep Pensacola Beautiful is seeking to trigger a revival of North Palafox Street in the downtown area by purchasing and restoring the old Hygeia Coca Cola Bottling Company building.

The non-profit organization has big plans for the historic building, but needs community support to make it happen.

Photo courtesy of the artist

Keep Pensacola Beautiful has teamed up with First City Art Center to present Pieces Adrift: an art show and silent auction this Saturday, Sept. 7.

The featured art pieces have been created using litter from in and around the waters of Escambia County.

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Throughout the month of April, Keep Pensacola Beautiful has been hosting a series of Plastic Bag Swaps. Thus far, the effort to encourage the switch to reusable canvas totes has been successful and will culminate with two events this Saturday, including the annual Pensacola Earth Day celebration. 

For the past couple of Mondays, members of the Keep Pensacola Beautiful (KPB) staff have rounded up their haul from the previous weekend.