Long Hollow Park
|Long Hollow Park|
|Operated by||City of Pensacola|
|Location||Guillemard Street, between DeSoto and Gonzalez Streets|
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Long Hollow Park is a public park located on Guillemard Street in the Long Hollow neighborhood of Pensacola. The park was the dream of the Long Hollow Neighborhood Association members, who in 2000 began investigating the possibility of turning a one-block vacant lot, owned by the City and used for overflow parking, into a park where neighborhood children could play. After several community meetings, a park plan was developed and presented to the City Council in spring of 2001, which voted to create the park in July 2001. Funding obtained through the Pensacola Community Incentive Program, Front Porch Pensacola and the Youth Development Task Force was used to purchase playground equipment, signage, landscaping and irrigation, a drinking fountain, benches, and sidewalks. The park is also home to an extensive collection of outdoor artwork.
Features & Artwork
- Gateway sculpted by John Olsen, a former art teacher at Pensacola Junior College
- Water fountain with 10-foot centerpiece sculpted by Thomas Jacob Cawthon
- "The Labyrinth," a recreation of the famous design in the floor of the Chartres Cathedral near Paris, surrounded by benches by 60 Cycles of Sound musician Jason Holstein.
- Glass-and-steel artwork by Joe Hobbs