The St. Pete Pier will finally open May 30

We've honestly never been more pumped for a platform surrounded by water on three sides.

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After three years of construction, the City of St. Petersburg’s long-awaited $92 million St. Pete Pier will officially make its debut on Saturday, May 30, officials announced this morning. 

“It’s time,” said Mayor Rick Krisemen on a video posted to YouTube. “The future has arrived in the form of a 26-acre pier district. And now it’s yours to enjoy.”

The site will open at 10 a.m., and includes the $1 million wooden playground with a splash pad, a fishing deck, a local market vendor area, several restaurants, a 3,000-square-foot interactive classroom and a $1.5 million sculpture from Tampa Bay artist Jane Echelman called “Bending Arc.”

The Pier is free to the public.


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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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