Parks and Recreation Services


    Santa Rosa County is seeking input from local boaters and anglers to help decide how to use a $1.3 million grant from NRDA to add artificial reefs to local waters. Provide your input
  2. Improvements coming to Swenson Park

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The Splash Pads at Benny Russell Park and at Navarre Park are scheduled to open on May 2, 2023. They will operate until September 30, 2023.

The Splash Pads at both locations will be closed every Monday for maintenance. 


Improvements coming to Swenson Park

Construction at Swenson Park, 1076 Circle Lane in Gulf Breeze/Midway, is expected to start the week of Jan. 16. Improvements include:

• New playground equipment

• Basketball and tennis court renovations

• Updated picnic facilities

• Construction of a new fitness fun zone/play area

• Installation of exercise trail equipment

• Additional lighting

• ADA compliant parking improvements


Weather permitting, construction is expected to be completed by the end of July 2023.

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Important Notice - Surplus Property:

In accordance with s. 274.05, Fla. Stat., the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners has classified certain playground property as surplus property and has directed staff that such property may be donated to a private nonprofit agency. Any interested nonprofit agency will need to notify the Facilities Manager at (850) 983–1940 and provide necessary proof of nonprofit status as well as enter into an Agreement with the County to indemnify and hold the County harmless as it relates to the property.  The private nonprofit agency will also be responsible for any relocation and costs related to the property.