When I heard a park by the Pensacola airport where kids can watch the planes land and take off, I knew I just had to visit. Aviation Discovery Park is the name and this place is perfect for little aviators!
Aviation Discovery Park Location
Aviation Park is located next to the Pensacola International Airport. The address is 4200 Jerry L Maygarden Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504.
Aviation Discovery Park Features
Aviation Discovery Park is open from 6 am – 8 pm daily and admission is free. The park features a picnic area with tables and benches. There are lots of benches facing the runway so that kids and parents can watch the planes take off and land.
The park also has a “air traffic control tower” that has speakers that broadcast from the real air traffic control tower so kids can listen to the control tower and pilots talk to each other.
There are also little planes for so little aviators can pretend they are flying.
What to Bring To Aviation Discovery Park
The number one thing to bring to the Aviation Discovery Park is your imagination. I would also bring some sunscreen and of course a water bottle as there is very little shade at the park.
Another thing I would suggest if you have them is a pair of binoculars to make seeing the planes a little easier.
You can also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while watching the planes take off and land.
We love visiting this little park. Even my 17 yr old thought it was cool and fun. You know how hard it is to impress a 17 yr old. If you have a little aviator in your house, you have to visit the Aviation Discovery Park.