Waterfront Parks Prototype Swing Dedication Ceremony

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St. Petersburg, FL (April 2022) - The City of St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department and the Waterfront Parks Foundation (WPF) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new waterfront parks bench swing prototype on April 20 at 10 a.m. 

This prototype swing has been funded through the generosity of the Majeed Family (MajeedFoundation.org) and has been installed along Tampa Bay in Flora Wylie Park near the intersection of Coffee Pot Blvd. and Northshore Dr. NE. Through embedded QR Codes, WPF will be asking the public for their impressions and comments. 

The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony featuring City Council Chair and District 6 Councilmember, Gina Driscoll, City Leisure Services Administrator, Mike Jefferis, Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation, Bryan Eichler, The Majeed Family, WPF President Logan DeVicente, and WPF Founder Phil Graham, Jr., who was also the designer of this swing concept.

The bench swing concept and design was created by WPF’s Founder, Phil Graham, Jr. It was engineered by Bill Reidy of Advanced Engineering & Design, Inc. Fabrication was executed by Bill Mallett’s team at Architectural Concepts.

The Majeed Foundation has formed an ongoing partnership with WPF and City Parks to provide St. Petersburg with numerous bright focal points that highlight our waterfront park system including their ongoing funding of several floral displays and their maintenance.

“We are delighted to support this wonderful initiative to enhance the waterfront parks unique experience”, states Kamel Majeed, “It fits with the Majeed Foundation's commitment of enriching the parks natural beauty and adding new features for the enjoyment of all.”

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, people of all ages now enjoy the many features of our downtown waterfront parks. St. Petersburg has been “discovered” as a destination city with new residents arriving daily, making the preservation of waterfront open space even more important as our user numbers increase. 

The Waterfront Park Foundation’s committees, in coordination with the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, have been busy with various important aspects of the waterfront parks including utilities, benches, park zoning, site lighting, signage, and special events.