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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.


  • Ron Christaldi, Managing Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
    Ron Christaldi, Managing Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

    “The Riverwalk provides a space for the community to gather. At Shumaker, we know that having a strong sense of community helps to create motivation at the workplace and prosperity in the region. We are proud to support this community asset and to have our workforce involved in events at the Riverwalk”

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