The development of the new St. Pete Pier has been a long time coming. After several construction delays, the state-wide quarantines and closures put a halt to the project once again. But now, we finally have an official opening date for Florida's largest waterfront park, for real this time! Mark your calendars for July 6, when you can finally visit the Central Park of St. Petersburg!

The pier’s official Facebook page announced that Monday, July 6, at 5 p.m., the pier will officially be open to the public. The post explains that additional details regarding the safe reopening will be released soon.

26 total acres encompass the new park, creating a brand-new way for visitors to interact with Tampa Bay's flora, fauna, and community. Combining old classics with new fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the new St. Pete Pier.

At the beginning of the pier sits the Museum of History, which has been an icon of Tampa for over 100 years. Passing the museum, you’ll enter an open-air market roofed with solar panels offering a little shade.

From there, you’ll wander through a lush park with art sculptures, a $1 million playground, and plenty of places to pop in for a bite to eat.

The end of the pier is set with a café and rooftop tiki bar, giving you a stunning view of downtown St. Pete. However, the manmade attractions are only the beginning of the fun to be had here.

For hands-on lectures about the marine life that we share the Tampa Bay with, you can check out the Discovery Center and Wet Classroom.

You can also fish from the docks, go swimming, or even get a team together for some beach volleyball. Explore the pier by foot, rent some bikes, or launch a kayak; there are plenty of ways to enjoy everything it has to offer.

If you're already wanting to plan your trip, the St. Pete Pier's website has a map that outlines its 28 different zones, with the opportunity to read more about some of the attractions in detail.

St. Pete Pier

When: Monday, July 6, 5:00 p.m.

Address: 800  N.E. Second Ave., Saint Petersburg, FL

Why You Need To Go: The official debut of the ultimate new St. Pete pier is here. From bars to history, nature gems, playgrounds, fishing spots, and more.

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