South Straub Park - St Petersburg FL
South Straub is an open and relaxing park in downtown St Pete
South Straub Park, in St Petersburg FL is an open, clean, and relaxing park. Set between 1st Ave NE and 2nd Ave NE on Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Pete, it is part of the St. Petersburg Waterfront Parks system.
At the northern entrance, a large bronze sign commemorates the dedication to former St Pete Times editor, William L. Straub.
It was his foresight and tireless work in preserving the property along the waterfront for a park system, that gave us this beautiful venue.
This little park is bordered to the south by the iconic St Pete Yacht Club, while across 2nd Avenue NE on the north is the St Petersburg Fine Arts Museum.
It is mainly frequented by older couples wishing to sit in the warm Florida sunshine during the cooler months, or young couples walking small dogs...or just holding hands on their way to view the yacht basin.
The main attraction in South Straub Park is the Bicentennial Water Sculpture designed by Geoffrey Naylor in 1976, is dedicated to the people of St. Petersburg.
The construction and materials were made possible by a large donation from the Irwin Yacht & Construction Corporation.
South Straub Park in pictures
South Straub Park is a nice place to read a book or nap in the sun. It is extremely quiet and clean. Make sure you stop by on your next Florida beaches vacation.
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