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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.

  • Aaron Jimison, First Vice President, Valley National Bank
    Aaron Jimison, First Vice President, Valley National Bank

    Valley Bank is a proud supporter of Friends of the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is a focal point of our downtown landscape, bringing events, cultural arts, and a unique and attractive amenity to our entire community. The economic and social impact Riverwalk has on Downtown Tampa is remarkable and Friends of the Riverwalk has been a driving force. With events such as Riverfest, the Holiday Spectacular, and the July 4th Boat Parade among many others, who wouldn’t want to live, work, and play in Tampa? Thank you to our partners at Friends of the Riverwalk!

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

Tampa Riverwalk claims 2nd place among USA Today's 'America's Top 10 Riverwalks'!

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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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