Gazebo at Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida

Located in the quiet, historic district of Pensacola lies this quaint park which serves as a relaxing place for visitors and locals to enjoy the beauty of the city. Graced with the natural beauty of moss draped Live Oaks, Seville Park is a prized location in the area.

Visitors can roam the grounds which many years ago back in 1752 was the site of a Spanish Outpost. The outpost was officially named San Miguel. Later in 1764, the land was left as a public square under British occupation. Plans set forth by Elias Durnford to complete the square were encompassed by his survey work of the surrounding area.

Over the next two centuries, the square continue to serve as the center of the historic district. Years of time and weather began to erode at the park facilities and in the late 1900s, work began to restore the landscape.

In 1981, the gazebo that sits as a centerpiece to the square was constructed as a memorial for the bicentennial celebration and placed in honor of the historical district coordinator, Mary Reed.

Seville Park has been a popular square for the area for nearly 300 years serving a center for activities. Today the park is home to many events and festivals. It makes a wonderful venue for weddings as well as other outings. The Pensacola Historic District surrounds the square and creates a feeling as though you are back in time, enjoying the nature and simplicity of days gone by.

Check out the map above to see the location of Seville Square and for more information please visit https://www.cityofpensacola.com/facilities/facility/details/sevillesquare-8.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

About the Author Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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