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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.

  • Stephanie Stanfield Regions Private Wealth Executive Board Member, Friends of the Riverwalk
    Stephanie Stanfield Regions Private Wealth Executive Board Member, Friends of the Riverwalk

    "As a resident, business and community leader in Tampa Bay, I appreciate the value the Riverwalk provides by uniting our great city.
    In addition to the economic benefits, the Riverwalk promotes healthy opportunities to keep our residents moving, and provides a gathering place where residents and tourists of different economic and social circles can share time together, celebrating the natural assets of our great city.
    I believe everyone should be a “Friend of the Riverwalk!!!"

Tampa Riverwalk named 1 of the 15 best in the United States!

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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: