Bob Sikes Pier, Parking, and Trail Restoration
State of Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
This project will improve access to a fishing pier in the Pensacola area in Escambia County as well as enhancing the quality of the experience for its recreational users. The improvements include: 1) adding solar-powered lighting to illuminate dark areas along the pier and enhance 24-hour usage of the pier; 2) completing a series of minor pier and rail modifications to generally improve the pier’s safety and allow better access for those with physical disabilities; 3) renovating and rehabilitating designated parking areas to improve parking efficiency of visitors and to improve traffic flow leading into and within the pier parking lot; 4) adding an entrance sign and informational/educational signage for pier users (e.g., proper actions to take if a sea turtle should be hooked while fishing); 5) widening and enhancing half mile section of multipurpose (bicycle/pedestrian) access trail that connects the fishing pier to other recreational and commercial areas on the beach.