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“A Relaxing and Safe Spot For Locals Only”

Demens Landing Park
Ranked #30 of 138 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Demens Landing has always been that relaxation spot for us when downtown. A mostly un-eventful park, it's usually nice, clean and out of the way for us locals. Like most parks in Florida, it's quite plain, but yet very pretty. Nice view of that ugly old downtown pier and the Albert Whitted Airport runway. Restrooms on site for the public, others are locked and only for people with boat slips. I think USF has a marine biology building there too. Very few of the bums hang out there. They are all over at Williams Park at 1st Ave North and 4th Street if you wish to contribute some spare change.
Take your camera, as you can get some nice picturesque photos there. Benches and a couple of picnic tables by the water are nice if you take a lunch. Small kids playground. No demons though! Demens was a pilot or some rich guy resident from years past. Good place for the soul !

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

The view of Tampa Bay is perfect. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the fresh air. The park is small and parking is limited.

1  Thank MaryLouBoston
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

The St. Petersburg Sailing Center sits just within the park but beyond that there is very little of daily interest for the tourist. On occasion a local theater company will mount a production in the park but beyond that and sailing there are no draws.

1  Thank DreamMomma
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

An interesting stop when walking between downtown and the Dali, Wonder who owns all the boats parked nearby- clearly the recent financial crisis didn't force everyone to lose their toys

1  Thank JedLeonard1007
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Reviewed October 27, 2005

Demens Landing Park would be just a typical park with lush green lawns and picnic tables except for one thing - it is right on the water of the Central Yacht Basin next to the Municipal Marina on one side and the South Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Airport on the other. This makes this a prime place to see the air shows taking off from the airport or watch the boats come in and out of the harbor. There is even an elevated viewing spot where you can see all of the beautiful boats moored in the South Yacht Basin. You can see the Pier from the picnic tables which are right along the water's edge.

This is a fairly large park with plenty of lawn and a playground for the kids. Nice place to spend an afternoon. 1st Ave S dead ends into Demens Park after crossing Bayshore Drive.

2  Thank Beth B
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