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The North Straub Park is located by the Tampa Bay in Downtown St. Petersburg. The park is venue to several interesting events like extreme sports, skateboarding competitions, concerts, etc. It also has a playing area for kids complete with play pens, swings and slides. The park has a jogging track for those wanting to stay fit.
The city of St. Petersburg rests on a peninsula on Florida's west coast, shielding the adjacent Tampa Bay and acting as a breakwater to nearby Tampa. The land was purchased by John C. Williams in 1876, and the terminus of a new rail line was installed by his business partner Peter Demens. Demens won the rights to name the city, selecting the name of his part time hometown in Russia. The relatively inaccessible peninsula was connected to the mainland first by the nation's first scheduled commercial flights in 1914, and soon the Gandy Bridge in 1924. The city is still a popular destination for retirees, with 361 days of sunshine each year.
Vinoy Park is situated against the sea and adjacent to the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Its greenery is inviting - be it kids who would want to play around or families who wish to picnic there. Fitness freaks also go to the park for reasons they know best - walking, jogging, running, skating etc. The park also hosts celebrations like the Fourth of July party and programmes such as jazz concerts annually.
Downtown St. Petersburg is a haven of arts, entertainment and nightlife. Being the Central Business District, it has a number of high rises that are typical of American cities. The downtown has several highly acclaimed museums like the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Salvador Dali Museum. All the best dining places and nightclubs are located on Central Avenue. The downtown area has beautiful views of Tampa Bay.
Eureka Springs Regional Park is 31 acres of gorgeous paths and greenery galore. Featuring a multitude of beautiful attractions like rose and butterfly gardens, gentle creeks, exotic plant life and impressive trees, this park attracts families looking for calm, peaceful afternoons. Also of note is the massive collection of ferns, which is actually the largest in the state.
As one of the earliest parks in the South Tampa area, Ballast Point Park has been providing outdoor fun for countless Floridians since its construction in 1894. Besides offering splendid views of downtown Tampa, Ballast features a water area, playground and covered picnic area. Families head here in droves during the summer months for some good old fashioned outdoor recreation.