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Bruce Beach Phase One Ribbon Cutting on April 27

The City of Pensacola invites the public to a ribbon cutting event celebrating the opening of Phase One of the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project, which is a catalytic project of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan supporting the city’s goal of creating a more connected public waterfront.


The ribbon cutting event will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Bruce Beach, located at 601 W. Main St.

All residents, stakeholders and community members are invited to join the City of Pensacola, Mayor D.C. Reeves, Pensacola City Council and the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency to celebrate the reopening of this historical site and transformational project.

The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project aims to create a new recreational and educational destination as part of a more connected public realm along the city’s waterfront.

Key project goals:

  • Connect people to the water
  • Restore and enhance local ecology
  • Mark and commemorate African American history and heritage at the site
  • Design for educational activities, both indoors and outdoors
  • Create a cultural and educational destination at the Bay’s edge
The project was designed by the planning and engineering firm HDR, with consistency review from SCAPE and input from the public. The City of Pensacola awarded a contract to Biggs Construction Inc. for construction of the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project beginning in 2022. Phase 2 construction is expected to be completed by fall 2024, weather permitting.

For more information about the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project, visit the City of Pensacola website.