The New St. Pete Pier is a 13-acre armature of rich, local
and destination-based programming adaptable over time as
recreation and quality of life grow and change with
generations. Activities are diversified through flexible
programming that establishes a sustainable relationship
between the natural and built environments. A variety of
spaces enables active and passive connections to the bay: a
coastal thicket, water lounge, tilted lawn, and places for
dining, learning, fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming.
The design reconnects the pier to the daily life of downtown
St. Petersburg, tying into transportation and recreation
systems such as bike paths, jogging trails and public transit.
It also overlays new transport options such as the Looper
Trolley and a potential high-speed ferry.
The New St. Pete Pier will become a true destination, where
visitors can make a multitude of trips and always discover