Bob Sikes Pier, Parking, and Trail Restoration

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Recreational Use

Project Description

This project will improve access to a fishing pier in the Pensacola area in Escambia County and enhance recreational users’ experiences. Improvements include: 1) adding solar-powered lighting to illuminate dark areas along the pier; 2) improving safety with minor pier and rail modifications; 3) renovating and rehabilitating designated parking areas to improve parking efficiency of visitors and to improve traffic flow; 4) adding a entrance sign and informational/educational signage for pier users; 5) widening and enhancing half mile section of multipurpose access trail that connects the fishing pier to other recreational and commercial areas on the beach; and 6) aesthetic improvements to the parking area, parking access road and multipurpose trail leading to Bob Sikes Pier.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 321
Project Name: Bob Sikes Pier, Parking, and Trail Restoration
SourceUID: 17
Latitude: 30.34405041
Longitude: -87.15036518
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Escambia
Project Category: Recreational Use
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Recreational Use
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Pearce Barrett
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 850-245-2106
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1023990
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1023990
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0