Raymond H. Neri Community Park Improvements

Project ID


Project Location

4303 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Project Status

Design: In progress

Project Overview

This project will provide passive and active recreational opportunities for the communities in the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (LCRA). The planned amenities include a playground and challenge course, a multi-purpose playfield, dog parks, picnic shelters, restrooms, parking areas and a park maintenance building. A trail is planned to connect the entire park and proposed facilities.

Neri Park rendering image
Raymond H. Neri Community Park improvements rendering

Estimated Project Schedule

Design Start: January 2019
Design End: Fall 2023
Construction Start: Early 2024
Construction End: Fall 2025

Park Improvement History

2004 – Lealman Recreation Survey Conducted

Survey responses revealed the following preferences for potential park elements:

  • Community Center
  • Sidewalks and walking paths
  • Swimming pool
  • Festivals and special events

2005 – Joe’s Creek Greenway Park Dedicated and Phase 1 Completed

  • 2,315 feet of pedestrian trail
  • Pedestrian bridge #1
  • Parking lot
  • Educational kiosks

2008 – Phase 2 Completed

  • 1,785 feet of pedestrian trail
  • Observation decks
  • Restroom

2011 – Phase 3 Completed

  • 1,190 feet of pedestrian trail

2013 – Phase 4 Completed

  • Pedestrian bridge #2 and completed loop
  • Access trail to Duval Street

2017 – Public Engagement for Joe’s Creek Greenway Park

The public made the following requests for program elements/activities:

  • Dog park
  • Walk/Run
  • Playgrounds and play areas
  • Festivals and special events
  • Natural shaded areas

Community Outreach

May 23, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lealman Exchange
5175 45th St N., St. Petersburg

Funding Information

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP4653 awarded to Pinellas County Government by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Contact Us

We value your input. If you have questions or comments about the improvements to Neri Park, please contact:

Dan Glaser, P.E.
Project Manager
Public Works / Capital Improvements
14 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-5209