Bayview Park


Photos by Florida DEP

General Project Information


Project footprint:

0.38 acres


2000 E. Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32503

Can it be visited by the public?


Coordinating organization:

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves), Keep Pensacola Beautiful, City of Pensacola, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation



Start date and completion date:

Dec 2011 to March 2013

Other relevant timeline information:

Upland nuisance species initially eradicated and clean fill put in place, shoreline graded. During and after upland work done, reefs installed (22). After reef installation, plants installed.
All work done on city submerged lands, resulting in different requirements for processing.

Project Components


Type of project:



Other native plants and Oyster mats/bags

Energy level:

MEDIUM (Mostly due to recreation)

Optional information


Plant species included:

Sporabolus virginicus, Ipomea imperati, S. portulacastrum, P. vaginatum, M. capillaris, Spartina bakeri, Iva frutescens, Baccharis halimifolia, Spartina patens, Juncus roemerianus, Spartina alterniflora

Source of materials:

Locally sourced from seeds, cuttings and bareroot. All grown out at FDEP Restoration Nursery

Cultch material used:

Recycled Oyster Shell

Cost per linear foot:  

Medium cost (Large amount of upland work)

Contact for more information:

Beth Fugate, FDEP, Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves –  Phone: 850-595-0683

Testimonial from user:

I’ve lived in East Hill next to Bayou Texar and Bayview Park in Pensacola for most of my life. Bayview Park is the City’s largest non- sports park with large Live Oak Trees providing a natural canopy sloping down to the shoreline of the Bayou. The park also has a boat ramp, public docks, tennis courts, a Senior Center, rowing shell facility, dog park and walking paths. With the upland beauty and large number of live oak trees, it was important to protect the shoreline and near shore environment equally with the upland hillside. The City opted to install a living shoreline project to bring the shoreline back to a natural state, stabilize it from erosion and provide for water quality and habitat improvements. The positive change in our shoreline was incredible. In six years, the shore transitioned from a narrow sandy barrier beach, abutting an eroded, weedy, grassed and mowed slope, to a robust, vegetated shoreline of emergent and upland natural shoreline vegetation. This has been one of the best demonstration projects installed by DEP and the City of Pensacola and we are happy to have been part of the success!

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola