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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.

  • Michael Kilgore, Chief Marketing Officer, Columbia Restaurant Group
    Michael Kilgore, Chief Marketing Officer, Columbia Restaurant Group

    “The Riverwalk is such an asset not just to downtown Tampa, but also to the region … as a gathering place, as a destination, as a site for activities. It’s a series of parks, a track, an art project, a scenic overlook and a ribbon of transportation. At the Columbia Restaurant Group, we have Ulele restaurant at one end by Water Works Park and the Columbia Café at the other end at the Tampa Bay History Center. We’re proud to support the Friends of the Riverwalk in their ongoing efforts to activate the Riverwalk and support this spectacular jewel by the Hillsborough River.”

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: