By: Sally Baker

The Tampa Riverwalk is an extensive project which “opens the river to the people” by providing a beautiful walkway from the southernmost point at The Florida Aquarium to the northernmost point at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The entire project is half way complete on the north and south with the final two phases of the middle to be completed in the future. The Riverwalk will extend along the river from and to these points providing locals and visitors with a serene way to enjoy the river and to get to popular venues such as the Tampa Bay History Center, Glazer Children’s Museum, the Channelside district and more.

Also along the stretch of the Tampa Riverwalk are several recreation spots such as parks, both for humans and dogs, museums and more. Many of these recreational venues are some of the highest rated in the country, like the Glazer’s Children Museum. What’s more is the parks and other locations along Tampa’s Riverwalk hosts popular annual events like Chillounge Night or the nationally known Red Bull Flugtag event.

The progression of Tampa’s Riverwalk has been made possible from both former Mayor Pam Iorio and the generous donations and fundraisers held to see this project through to its completion. Once complete, the people will be able to experience Tampa in an entirely new way whether taking a stroll, attending an event, having a nice dinner or shopping around for the day. The Tampa Riverwalk will change Tampa, their residents and future visitors in one of the most positive ways this community could hope for.

For additional information on Tampa’s Riverwalk and its progression, visit the official website here.