Albert Whitted Park and Playground in St Pete

By Published On: March 4th, 2021

Albert Whitted Park and Playground near Downtown St Pete

Published on 03/04/21: Did you know there’s a playground in downtown St Pete where you and the kids can watch dolphins, planes and boats while playing? If you have children or grandchildren, add Albert Whitted Park to your list. It’s one of Colt’s favorites for the reasons above!

The playground is ideally situated between an active airport runway (it’s cool, not scary) and the South Yacht Basin. The yacht basin is home base for many area boats, plus the St. Petersburg Sailing Center. Together, this provides a steady flow of entertaining boat activity. My wife’s favorite part are the dolphins that are often playing in this same waterway! ‘Playing’ sometimes equals chasing their next meal along the seawall. 🐠🐬

To top it off, the playground is airplane/airport theme, adding to Colt’s enthusiasm for it. My dad’s a retired Delta Air Line pilot, so Colt loves planes and the idea of becoming a pilot.

Airplane Activity

On the other side of the playground, you’ll see planes landing and taking off fairly frequently, especially on the weekends. If you time it right, you’ll also see the advertising planes dropping their huge banners from the sky and picking up their next! Also cool watching St. Pete Air students/instructors practice touch & go’s, which we’ve seen a few times.

Hope to see you sometime at Albert Whitted Park! And don’t forget about grabbing a meal or drink at The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge around the corner from the playground! (a prior post of ours)

Thanks to St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation for keeping the playground in great shape!

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Address: 480 Bayshore Dr SE, St Pete, Fl

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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