Martin Luther King Day of Service-Take the Day On
Monday January 20th 8:00 a.m. .
Bartlett Park Community Garden/Green Florida
1443 Highland St S, St. Pete, FL 33701 (near 15th Avenue South and 8th Street)
Volunteers Will Improve the Garden's Capacity to Feed the Surrounding Community by building a chicken house.
January 21. During this year's 28th Annual MLK Drum Major for Justice National
Parade, city traffic officials will make every effort to minimize
inconvenience to motorists; however, traffic disruptions in downtown St.
Petersburg can be anticipated between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. at Third Ave.
S., proceeds north to Central Ave., east along Central to Bayshore Drive and
north to Fifth Ave. NE, disbanding into Vinoy and North Shore Parks.
St. Petersburg Police encourage motorists to pre-plan their travel routes and
to use streets west of 16th St. After 10:30 a.m., drivers wanting to cross
First Ave. N., Central Ave. or First Ave. S., are advised to use 28th St.,
I-275, or streets further west.
Monday, utilizing First Ave. N. (westbound) and Fourth Ave. N. (eastbound) to
bypass the parade. Regular CAT trolley fares apply (50 cents per ride). There
will be no service on Central Ave. between First St. and 16th St. until
approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday and there will be no CAT service to The Pier
until after the parade. In addition to Central Ave., other roads affected on
the CAT trolley route during the parade include MLK/9th St., Second Ave. N.
and Bayshore Drive.
City-owned downtown parking facilities, except the MSC garage, will be open
for public parking to accommodate those wishing to enjoy the parade as well as
other downtown activities and destinations.
BayWalk Parking Garage (entrance at 117 Second St. N.) will offer the night,
weekend and holiday rate of only $1 for four hours ($1 for each additional
hour or part thereof; $6 maximum); while other facilities including the
SouthCore Parking Garage (entrance at 101 First Ave. S.) offer normal rates
including $1 per hour, also with a $6 maximum. The Al Lang Parking Lot,
(southeast corner of First St. & First Ave. S.) offers a $4 flat rate for
all-day; and The Pier lots offer a $3 flat rate for all-day parking.
For additional parking information, visit
map is available online at www.discoverdowntown.com or
Newt gives a friendly greeting, and beads for the kids.