The New St. Petersburg Pier consists of a new 148,000-SF concrete deck supported on 426 concrete piles. This new deck supports interactive elements such as the coastal thicket, equipped with trees and landscaping as well as a boardwalk and a new sloped lawn bowl that will be used for events and general recreation. The pier also supports two buildings: the new Pier Head and the new Education Center. The Pier Head includes a 6800-SF restaurant and a 4500-SF Rooftop Observation Deck. The Education Center is a 2000-SF multipurpose space at the center of the new pier that provides both indoor and outdoor program space. Surrounding the new pier are breakwaters that provide erosion protection for the newly constructed Spa Beach. On the landside, a new plaza called Pier Plaza supports outdoor program space, a new splash pad, a new tilted lawn and the Pavilion building. The Pavilion building contains a small concession area as well as comfort stations. It is designed to maximize shade at the center of the entire Pier District.