Opening date announced for St. Pete Pier

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – St. Petersburg’s long-awaited Pier will open this spring, city officials confirmed Thursday.

The $92 million-site will be celebrated with a grand opening at its new waterfront playground at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30.

City officials made the opening day announcement in a video posted on YouTube.

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

Construction for the Pier was set to wrap up in 2019 but was pushed back to the spring after hitting a few snags.

The site will include a $1 million wooden playground, a fishing deck and a $1.5 million sculpture from local artist Janet Echelman titled “Bending Arc.”

For more information on the Pier, click here.


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