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What We Do

Friends of the Riverwalk is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Tampa to develop, activate and promote Tampa's downtown waterfront.  Our goals are to connect the downtown riverfront parks, museums, attractions and businesses while supporting further expansion and development of the Riverwalk, creating an inviting outdoor destination and building a stronger sense of community. Membership is available.


  • Santiago Corrada, President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay
    Santiago Corrada, President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay

    “The Tampa Riverwalk is the cornerstone of Tampa Bay’s vibrant downtown, linking some of our most popular attractions, restaurants and cultural centers,” says Santiago C. Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “The Tampa Riverwalk makes Tampa Bay Florida’s Most pedestrian-friendly destination for visitors and locals alike and it’s the gem that Visit Tampa Bay is proud to promote as we inspire the world to love Tampa Bay.”

Our Impact This Year

The Tampa Riverwalk provided much-needed respite for many during 2020 with an outdoor open area for individuals to enjoy and exercise.  We were proud to provide a safe place for mental and physical wellbeing.  We honored our mission by activating the Riverwalk with safe outdoor socially distanced events including mobile-based scavenger hunts, boat parades and holiday lights galore!  We will continue to safely activate the Riverwalk and look forward to providing free family-friendly events to residents and visitors.      

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Thank you to our generous corporate members:

  • American Social
  • American Victory
  • Aramark
  • Barrymore
  • Beck
  • Brew Bus
  • Busch Gardens
  • Columbia
  • Courtyard
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Embassy
  • Falcon
  • Gogo
  • HART
  • Hilton
  • Homelight
  • Iberia
  • Leytham Group
  • LivingHR
  • MOSI
  • National Bus
  • Raymond James
  • Regions
  • Residence Inn
  • FLAQ