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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.

Want to see more of the Tampa Riverwalk?

Use button below to see a stylized 3D model of downtown. Great to show proximity and scale of Tampa Bay and to understand the scope, walkability, and offerings of downtown. Platform was designed by Tampa Bay-based Imerza.

We are honored to be one of America's top Riverwalks!

Tampa Riverwalk named in USA Today's 'America's Top 10 Riverwalks'!

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Tampa Riverwalk Impact

⭐️Awarded by USA TODAY as one of the top Riverwalks in the Nation
⭐️Awarded by USA TODAY as one of the top 10 Best Public Holiday Lights Display
⭐️ Awarded by Fodor's Travel as one the 15 Best Riverwalks in the United States
⭐️Tampa, Florida awarded 1 of TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2023, mentioning the Tampa Riverwalk
⭐️ Quoted by City of Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor, "The Tampa Riverwalk (The Riverwalk) has substantially transformed the downtown waterfront into a vibrant setting, making our Hillsborough River the center of the city"

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