Parks and Recreation Services

Important Notice - Benny Russell Splash Pad:

The splash pad at Benny Russell Park will close for the season September 30th. It will reopen at the start of the next season May 1st, 2022.

Important Notice - Surplus Property:

In accordance with s. 274.05, Fla. Stat., the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners has classified certain playground property as surplus property and has directed staff that such property may be donated to a private nonprofit agency. Any interested nonprofit agency will need to notify the Facilities Manager at (850) 983–1940 and provide necessary proof of nonprofit status as well as enter into an Agreement with the County to indemnify and hold the County harmless as it relates to the property.  The private nonprofit agency will also be responsible for any relocation and costs related to the property.

•    Online: Reservations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on

•    Phone: Recreation Department is available 5 days a week, Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except on observed holidays.) 850-983-1940