Bayshore Drive SE and 1st Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Entrance at 1st Ave. SE in downtown. 14.7 acres. Sidewalks and paved trail. Playground. Picnic Shelters. Boat Ramps. Police Memorial. Opens 30 minutes before sunrise. Closes 11 pm.
There is no marked mileage in Demens Landing Park. It's probably less than an 1/4 mile if you cross the bridge and take a full loop around the park. It's a nice side trip if you're running downtown.
Stay to the left when you enter the park, run along the paved trail past the restrooms and playground to the waterfront. Go left past the shelters to the far north end of the park, turn around and head back past the picnic shelters. You'll see a police memorial, and steps to a raised viewing area. You can run across the parking area to a semi-hidden sidewalk along the marina and make your way back to downtown.
Restrooms are near the playground.
Several outdoor picnic shelters with tables next to the water. Great views.
People fish at north end of the park.
There are marinas on both the north and south sides of the park.
Parking is easy if there isn't an event going on downtown.
Unique memorial and statue to fallen St. Petersburg police officers includes benches and reflection area.
Plenty of wide open space that's good for yoga, stretching, touch football or throwing frisbee.
You're steps away from downtown St. Pete restaurants, museums and sports facilities.
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