When we moved to Pensacola a few years ago, I heard about Community Maritime Park but wasn't exactly sure where or what it was. I mean a park behind the local minor league stadium, what?
Last week, I looked for a place to walk that had enough room for social distancing and was by water – I happened upon Community Maritime Park and fell in love. This Pensacola park has everything I was looking for and more.
This no so hidden gem right in Downtown Pensacola is perfect for all ages.
Community Maritime Park Location
Community Maritime Park is an open-air, public park on the waterfront in Historic Downtown Pensacola. The park is located behind the Blue Wahoos Stadium at 301 W Main St, Pensacola, FL 32502.
Community Maritime Park Features
The multi-use park is full of features that promote fun, health, and wellness for all ages.
The Rotary Centennial Playground is great for kids ages 5-12 and includes climbing structures and more for them to explore and play!
The park also has green space that measures just under a football field. So enough for playing, picnicking, and just relaxing by the water.
The walking path around the water makes the park perfect for walking, working out, biking, and running in Pensacola. Community Maritime Park also has an outdoor fitness court that is free to use.
I love walking and working through my C25K training here. The park is peaceful and always seems to have a nice breeze, and walking along the water is great for my mental health.
Love to fish? Well, you can do that at the park too! Because the park is on the waterfront, it makes a great place for fishing. There is even a fishing pier.
You cannot only play, workout, run, picnic, walk, and fish from Community Maritime Park, but there also an amphitheater. I swear this park has EVERYTHING.
Throughout the year, the park hosts free concerts such as Blues on the Bat and Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park Series, which shows free movies at sunset throughout the year.
Attractions Close By
Being in Historic Downtown Pensacola, the park is close to tons of wonderful Pensacola attractions such as Blue Wahoos Stadium, Imagination Station, Pensacola Art Museum, Pensacola Children's Museum, Plaza del Luna Splash pad, and all the great restaurants and shops that Downtown Pensacola has to offer.
So pack a picnic, bring the bikes and spend some time playing at this not so hidden gem in Downtown Pensacola.