Snell Isle Alerts

40th Ave NE Bridge Closure - April 8-May22

Message from the City of St. Petersburg.

Please be advised that the 40th Avenue NE bridge will be closed starting on April 8, 2019 for 45 days. Message boards will be activated on roads near the bridge and public notice will sent out through the City’s Marketing Department through NextDoor and social media.

In addition, the project website will be updated as the progress continues or if you need additional information.

This upcoming road closure will affect traffic volume on Snell Isle. Please be mindful and plan for additional drive times due to this impact.

New Police Headquarters Grand Opening

Grand Opening

New St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1301 First Avenue North

11:00AM Ceremony

Noon – 4PM Building open to the Public

(Overflow parking available at Tropicana Field #6)

Heroes Memorial Run - Friday, March 22

Outdoor Assembly Permit has been issued for the Heroes Memorial Run this Friday, March 22nd, 2019. The route will begin on Demens Landing and work its way north into Snell Isle. Parking restrictions along the route will begin at 4:00 pm. Route Clearing officers will begin clearing the route at 4:00 pm as well. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking restrictions will be subject to being fined and relocated.

The run will start at 6:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm. Access to the following areas will be as indicated below:

  • Snell Isle Bridge – Access across the bridge will be limited to one lane for two-way traffic. Traffic will be regulated by officers on both sides of the bridge.
  • Demens Landing – Due to heavy pedestrian traffic, access to Demens Landing will be stopped/limited at approximately 5:00 pm. The exact time will depend on pedestrian traffic. Limited access will remain until approximately 9:00 pm or when it is safe to allow vehicles into the parking areas again.
  • West Marina Parking Spaces – Vehicles parked in the West Marina Parking Spaces will be blocked in with bicycle racks by 6:00 pm. It will remain this way until approximately 9:00 pm. Please move your vehicles prior to 6:00 pm if you will need access to them during these hours.
  • The Pier Approach – Access to the Pier Approach will be permitted, however there will be delays once the run begins. Vehicles will be permitted across the route, but only when there are gaps in the runners and it is safe to do so.
  • Vinoy Hotel and Vinoy Place Condos – Access to the Hotel and the Condos will be permitted at all times via a single cone line.

There will be traffic delays in the downtown area from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm, with various restrictions along the race route. Travelers to the downtown area should plan for extra time to allow for any delays.

Almedo Way NE Closure March 18-22

Almedo Way NE will be closed to southbound traffic due to sanitary sewer repairs 3/18 at 8 a.m. through 3/22 at 4 p.m. Signage will detour southbound travelers through Laredo Way NE. The City of St. Petersburg apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience and cooperation. City of St. Petersburg Marketing Dept.

For Snell Isle residents who enter or exit the Isle via Monterey/Almedo, you will need to alter your route next week. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS accordingly. Please be mindful of children playing also so please keep your speed to a minimum.

St. Pete Grand Prix - March 8-10, 2019

The 15th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is March 8-10, 2019. As the IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location.

The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina.

Please check their website at for all the race details, street closures and special entertainment available this weekend. Enjoy the race and enjoy downtown St. Petersburg.

Please Protect the Manatees

Message from Snell Isle President

I would ask everyone to please be mindful of our need to protect these gentle giants, our manatee population. They have no means to protect themselves so it’s all up to us. Many manatees enjoy Coffee Pot Bayou since it’s a NO WAKE ZONE and most who enjoy this waterway observe those rules. The FFWC say to maintain 50 yards and do not approach.

Sunset Cove, the “inlet” inside Coffee Pot Bayou is a protected area and nursing calves, with their mother, live in this area. In May, Mama Manatee reacquaints with her 4-5 suitors but prior to that time, Sunset Cove is their home. Earlier today, this area had 7 kayakers, 2 paddle boarders and 2 small power boats very close to the big tail flipping of all of the above manatee activity. They are very inquisitive and will stop their intended behavior to see what is approaching.

Many new residents and visitors to our area of course mean no harm but getting too close does just that. It scares the manatee and changes their natural behavior. The waters in our State of Florida, the environment they love, lost many, many manatees to boat incidents and red tide this past year and we need to do all we can to help protect them. Many of us who live on the water post signs to PROTECT the MANATEE and STAY AWAY. Please share the message. Thanks for your help!

Bonnie Hargrett Your Snell Isle President

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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