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St. Pete Pier draws rave reviews on social media

Jaymi Butler

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The St. Pete Pier is getting a lot of love online.

Barely one day old, the St. Pete Pier is already a social media darling. Both professional photographers and amateurs with iPhones have flocked to the $92 million site to capture everything it has to offer, from the pelicans to the play areas and everything in between.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Reservations are required to visit the 26-acre pier until July 12 and can be made by clicking here. Trolley service is available from one end of the pier to the other.

The brown pelican was named the official city bird of St. Pete in January. Perhaps this more colorful version is a second cousin.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin greet visitors Monday. Completing the pier was a campaign priority for Kriseman.

The splash pad is a popular hangout for kids looking to beat the heat. The pier also features a playground, a picnic area and a fishing deck. In other words, there’s something for everyone.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Art is an essential element at the St. Pete Pier. In addition to Nick Ervinck’s Olnetopia, the pier is blanketed by Janet Echelman’s Bending Arc aerial sculpture, which spans 424 feet and measures 72 feet at its tallest point.

The pier features six places to grab food and drinks. There’s also a marketplace where local vendors can sell their wares.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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    Will Car

    July 8, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    This is really awesome! but you know what would have been even more amazing? if they did a boardwalk with games, bars, and restaurants. Give a chance for small businesses and boost the st Pete economy a bit.

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