South Straub Park

South Straub Park, St. Petersburg: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, South Straub Park Reviews: 4.5/5

South Straub Park
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Construction - Demolition - Reconstruction
Mar 2020
Construction - Demolition - Reconstruction

In March, while staying just to the north of South Straub Park, I walked past the northern area, North Straub Park, past the Museum of Fine Arts, which separates the North and South portions of Straub Park. On this visit, they were not at all alike, as much of South Straub Park was closed. There was quite a bit of demolition going on, but then also some reconstruction, and construction of the barriers forming the track for the Tampa/St Petersburg Grand Prix, coming up.

South Straub Park is located between Bayshore Dr NE with the North Yacht Basin and Tampa Bay to the east and Beach Dr NE, with hotels, restaurants, bars and art galleries to the west. It starts at the Museum of Fine Arts, and ends at St. Petersburg Yacht Club. However, looking past the fencing, the barricades and the equipment, it was obvious that within, there was a lovely park, but it was closed off, and a “hard hat area.” Still, I was able to walk along it, on both the Bayshore Dr and Beach Dr sides, and with some pedestrian detours, around the lower end, by the Yacht Club.

Besides the setting up for the Grand Prix, I could not tell what the other construction, within the Park was about, but hope to explore South Straub Park much more completely, on a return visit, as what I could see, was as lovely as its northern counterpart. I was just visiting too early - much too early.
Written October 6, 2020
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Nativity
Nov 2019 • Couples
A waterside park well maintained with an incredible life size nativity scene. Pity there was wise men but no shepherds.
Written November 28, 2019
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734-_Mel734-_
St. Petersburg, FL34 contributions
Lovely walk and view
Jan 2019 • Couples
We go here often. Straub Park is on the bay and there are always birds around as well as people walking, bicycling and dogs. Sunrise is a perfect time to take a brisk morning walk. On your walk you will also see volleyball players and usually yoga groups. There is a small area with some exercise equipment as well. The last few weeks we have also seen the large migratory white pelicans.
Written February 4, 2019
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Mark S
Corrales, NM3,335 contributions
A nice bit of green in the city
Oct 2018
Just across the street from the marina and the next block south of the St. Petersburg Museum of Modern Art. A nice little spot to scan the city and sit by the fountain.
Written October 8, 2018
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Carol A
White Plains, NY42 contributions
Waterside park
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is a park designed for you to stroll through and perhaps sit a while. There are no park-specific activities such as playgrounds or picnic tables.
Written August 22, 2018
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,644 contributions
Small pleasant park
May 2018 • Couples
This small park is the southern of two Straub parks and currently feels a bit isolated due to all the construction work taking place around the pier - no doubt it’ll be a much more vibrant place when work is finished. It’s opposite Central Yacht Basin and across from the interesting museum of history - North section of the park is located on the other side of Fine Arts museum and both sections were probably joined together back in the day? Straub was editor of the local paper between 1901 - 39 and did a lot to promote the bayside area. Street parking is available alongside for $1ph/max 3hrs and public restrooms are located on corner of Bayshore Drive.
Written May 15, 2018
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Steady2015
North Myrtle Beach, SC1,035 contributions
Chill lounge night
Nov 2017 • Friends
My brothers idea 💡 was a easy night out! This event was the 10th anniversary for this wonderful evening! Weather was nice and the entertainment was very good! Live music 🎶 with a free 🍹 and food! What more could you ask for! Beautiful and interesting people all around! Very possible I’ll be making the trip next year!
Written November 19, 2017
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Pleasant walk along the waterfront and marina
Nov 2017 • Solo
It is difficult to separate North Straub Park, South Straub Park and Albert Whitted Park as they all run into each other, creating an enjoyable green walkway along the waterfront, running from the Vinoy Renaissance hotel, past the Museum of Arts to the Dali Museum and Marina. An enjoyable place to stroll, run or sit, it makes St Petersburg a city to walk rather than to drive in a car and provides great views back to the city.

The pier is undergoing redevelopment and I look forward to seeing this once it is complete.
Written November 16, 2017
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Retiree55578
Michigan397 contributions
Walk and See Marine and Downtown St Pete
Mar 2017 • Friends
This is part of the Strasbourg Park-north and south-that was dedicated in 1939. Fantastic park to walk around downtown St.Pete. If you like boats walk around the marina. Or just stroll and take in the ambience of downtown St. Pete. Park on the street and take a stroll--you will be glad you did.
Written March 29, 2017
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SW G
St. Petersburg, FL24 contributions
Great Park System
Feb 2017 • Couples
The St. Petersburg Waterfront Parks, of which South Straub Park a part, are absolutely great! These parks comprise one of the largest contiguous waterfront park systems in North America! South Straub Park is a shady delight with a large fountain, sculpture, seating and a marvelous view of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete Marina on one side and delightful shops and restaurants on the other. A beautiful place to stroll, sightsee or just relax.
Written March 13, 2017
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