Nature & Parks in St. Petersburg

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Nature & Parks in St. Petersburg

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  • SherriThacker
    North Carolina706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent an hour at Sunken Gardens and saw beautiful flamingos, beautiful flowers, turtles, birds, and butterflies. Lots of shade in the hot Florida sun.
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • Schneider231
    Cincinnati134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park for a walk. Flat terrain. Paths could be marked better. Had an aviary with injured birds including a bald eagle. $3 admission. We went in Feb saw a few birds
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • Dawn S
    Orlando, FL553 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool little boardwalk in the mangroves. Do it in the evening after dinner to avoid the heat but definitely do it. The fiddler crabs are the best to watch.
    Written June 7, 2024
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  • Paintergal55
    Clearwater, FL4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park as not as 'green' as it can be with more rain and summer weather. The eastern half of the walk was open and I saw butterflies, dragonflies, inch bug, chameleons, etc. They are still constructing the walk that goes to the lake viewing. I did not see any alligators or turtles today but I know they are there. If you want a quiet walk through what I call Florida 'woods' you will enjoy it. There is also a knoll type raised area on the south side of the stream where one could picnic. There are benches and some covered areas on the walk where rest is possible. Rest rooms consist of the typical outdoor compartments, not with plumbing. The building is not open to visitors at this time.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Faithfultraveler
    Halifax, Canada1,640 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable walks in the Florida sunshine; fresh gulf breezes, blue sky, clear water, and directly across from the Vinoy hotel.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • Zara M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Me and my two boys love visiting this little park. Walking around and looking at all the cool trees and looking at the water. So relaxing and calm place to hang out.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Traveler
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would have given this a 5-star review if not for the crabby attendant on the entrance. The old chunky and curly hair lady doesn't seem to be happy with her job. She raised her voice when we're talking to her for directions. Not everyone is familiar with the place so it's very natural for tourists to ask for questions. Apparently, she's not.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Lynne Perrault
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue for American Stage Theatre production. Sound quality excellent, comfortable outdoor seating, easy parking, reasonable prices at concessions, tho also allowed to bring your own food & beverages for a cozy picnic on the lawn if you dont buy seats.. All around lovely setting if you go on a clear night. Suggest bug repellent for no-seeums that descend at dusk
    Written April 28, 2023
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  • MonsieurPamplemousse
    Illinois141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly good with some exceptions: Miles 2-4 is an "urban" neighborhood where there have been armed robberies. Up in Dunedin there is apparently sufficient congestion that results in pedestrian-bicyclist conflicts, at least one of which led to a ridiculous op-ed piece in a local paper. Many users are unaware that the prior separation of pedestrians/bicyclists has not been applicable for more than five years. Now it's: keep right and pass left. Not a difficult concept. My personal range is from downtown to Mile 17. I have encountered aggressive hoodlums (of both races) on occasion and now carry bear spray, but have not needed to use it.
    North of mile 9 up to 17 is perfectly safe and civilized.
    And at multiple street crossings, even if as a bicyclist you have the crossing light in your favor, do not expect the car drivers will actually respect that. This is true from mile 3 to 6, and also at mile 8. This includes PSTA bus drivers who are absolute terrorists.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • Cynthia F
    Fair Lawn, NJ3,337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free parking. Free visit. Clean, well-maintained and everything labeled with names of trees.

    Nearby benches and restrooms. View of Tampa Bay and beach volleyball.

    Great place to take a walk. Lots of dog walkers agree.
    Written April 13, 2023
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  • Demetrious
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have a nice disc golf coarse. Be careful with your throws, the discs love to get caught up in the palm tree bark. A couple of water hazards throughout but not to bad.
    Written December 31, 2022
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  • Jennifer V
    Clearwater, FL466 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park by the water. Seen 2 dolphins. Has a military tank, small playground, bathrooms, plenty of parking. Located next to the va.
    Written December 4, 2021
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting Past Construction - The Hard Part

    During our visit to St. Petersburg (wife had several days of meetings there), I strolled the Harbor, and finally reached the terminus of my walk - Albert Whitted Park, adjacent to the airport, of the same name. It was March, so the Honda Grand Prix setup was in full swing, along with what seemed to be several (several dozen?) infrastructure construction projects.

    To get to Albert Whitted Park, I had to detour many times, though have to admit that I found many interesting sights, along that circuitous path.

    Albert Whitted Park, frames the south end of the harbor, at the South Yacht Basin, and is beautiful, even with the construction along its periphery - worth the walk, and those detours. Besides the South Yacht Basin views, it abut the smallish airport, so there are several points of interest for almost anyone.

    Except for those detours, the pathways are level, and in good shape.

    An added bonus is that the Dali Museum, and the Mahaffey Theater are right at the edge of the Park, so basically a “three-fer.” Also, the Downtown Looper trolley (free) stops right there, close to all three attractions.

    I spent about 45 mins in the Park, and could have spent more, were it not for the construction at the edge.
    Written October 6, 2020
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  • Faithfultraveler
    Halifax, Canada1,640 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We already miss our daily walks along south Straub park all the way to the bridge at Snell Isle.

    On several occasions we made it to the Manatee hangout, and also to the Vinoy golf club.

    Also, an enjoyable bike ride.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • KashmirX
    Jackson, MO170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an awesome park to visit and walk around, day or night.
    I have visited this park at different times of the year and always appreciated the efforts the community has put into this beautiful park.
    The ambiance of the park day and night inspires people to stop and enjoy the experience and beauty.
    Written March 7, 2022
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