A virtual tour of the new St. Pete Pier

Planned as a destination for everyone, the recently opened St. Pete Pier has instantly become one of Florida's premier urban waterfront public spaces. Constructed at the cost of $92 million, here are a few sights and scenes from a busy July 2020 weekend.

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP

Officially celebrating its grand opening on July 6, 2020, the 26-acre St. Petersburg Pier has a little something for everyone. Beginning with a conversation in 2004, the $92 million space designed by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers (lead designer); ASD (executive architect); and WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (landscape architect) includes restaurants, a market, history museum, aquarium, beach, childen’s playground, nature, art and more.

Gateway (1)

‘Myth’ by Nathan Mabry (2)

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro (3)

St. Petersburg Museum of History (4)

The Marketplace (5)

Family Park (6)

‘Bending Arc’ by Janet Echelman (7)

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina (8)

The Playground (9)

Spa Beach Park (10) and Spa Beach (11)