Downtown Tour: Green Route
This tour route features St. Petersburg’s first park, “Williams Park,” and encompasses an entire city block. Founded in 1888 and originally named “City Park,” it was changed to Williams Park in honor of the founder of St. Petersburg, John Constantine Williams, Jr. The park is the center of the downtown district. The bandstand plays a prominent role in the park and one has been there since 1894. The new modern bandstand was designed in 1954 by St. Petersburg architect William B. Harvard, whose work also included the St. Petersburg Pier.