With the ample park space provided by the beautiful waterfront parks, we’re able to put on a wide variety of events that bring the community together and give the parks a sentimental role in the lives of every St. Pete-ian. Check out some of our upcoming/previous events!

Picnic Land

Saturday, November 18, 2023   3 – 6 PM

Join our quest for the Longest Picnic Blanket World Record! 

Games, Food, Live Entertainment, and Special Demonstrations!

On Saturday, November 18, 2023 over 800 Picnic Blankets will be placed in beautiful Flora Wylie Park along Tampa Bay in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities along with food trucks. Bring your family and friends along with your picnic basket of food and take part in this once in a lifetime event as we try to break the World Record for Longest Picnic Blanket.

Choose Your Zone

Pick a zone based on your blanket color so your family and friends can be in the same area.

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Fundraising Event

Picnic Land is a public fund-raising event of the Waterfront Parks Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg. Proceeds support our mission to Preserve, Protect, and Promote our Beautiful and Historic St. Petersburg Waterfront Parks. Please consider attending this event, promoting it on your social media accounts, and becoming a sponsor.

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Sponsors Wanted 

Contact [email protected] to Become a Sponsor or Request a Media packet.

Highlights from 2019 Champagne Shuffle

Nearly 200 Waterfront Parks supporters turned out on April 7, 2019 for the 2019 Champagne Shuffle, held at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Adult guests were treated to a sample of champagne and all enjoyed drinks and appetizers offered by Orange Blossom Catering and Maggie’s on the Move food truck.  

St. Petersburg Champagne Shuffle

The event was co-chaired by WPF Board Members Don Howe and Charlie Osterholt. “We so appreciated the amazing turnout—thanks to all the supporters who joined us for a gorgeous afternoon,” Charlie remarked. 

“The complimentary glass of champagne was a real hit with the crowd,” Don responded. “Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves.” 

Opportunity drawings and a “Push for the Parks” competition provided chances to win magnums of champagne and a family membership to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, and most of the crowd participated in main event: a round-robin shuffleboard tournament, which provided many guests with their first experience at the game. By day’s end, several guests had purchased memberships to the Shuffleboard Club, so it was a win-win all around. Many also took the opportunity to contribute to the $15,000 matching campaign to benefit the Waterfront Parks Foundation, which successfully ended on April 30.  

We look forward to seeing you at the next event!