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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.

  • Beth Leytham, The Leytham Group, Board Member Friends of the Riverwalk
    Beth Leytham, The Leytham Group, Board Member Friends of the Riverwalk

    "As a long-time Tampa resident, downtown business owner, and Friend of the Riverwalk Board member, it has been terrific to be a part of the renaissance of our urban core. While enjoying our Tampa Riverwalk, one simply cannot help but be struck by both the quality of life we enjoy but also the strong sense of community that emanates from people of all ages and walks of life, locals and visitors alike. The Riverwalk has truly connected us, transformed our waterfront, and made our Center City the heartbeat of Tampa."

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: