Located in Downtown Tampa, the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park overlooks the Hillsborough River with a sloping lawn featuring two fountains, a children's playground, public boat docks, a dog park, seat terraces, a pavilion and cafe. The downtown park integrates the Riverwalk, Glazer Children's Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art and downtown.
2019 5K Run/Walk/Boot Camp
The 5K Walk/Run for Health kicks off the morning of the first day of the 2-Day Music Fest and is held in honor of Mrs. Felecia Ann Wintons. She was one of the founding members of the Festival and lost her battle with Breast cancer in 2009.
2019 2-day Music Fest
Join us as we continue the celebration of the 18th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2019.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 2019
TAMPA’s Favorite Smoked Meat Onslaught is back – with TEETH! This is the our 5th Annual PORK-OUT in Curtis Hixon Park. COME AND JOIN US!
49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Mark your calendars for a weekend packed full of the arts! More than 250 visual artists will showcase their work alongside performing artists in Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Garden in downtown Tampa.
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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will always be one of my favorite places in Tampa! Because of the time I spent at UT it was somewhere I found myself watching the sunset almost every night for two years! The fairs and festivals that are held here have also proved to be an excitement each time!
Pros: Best spot to watch the sunset!!
Cons: Sometimes hard to find parking.. But there's public parking all throughout Downtown!
Great riverside park in downtown Tampa. Tons of events and festivals take place there as well as just being a great place to go and relax.
I've gone there for a few festivals and a wedding and all have been amazing!
Favorite park in Tampa. Great views, awesome architecture within and around the park, and tons of free, cool events throughout the year.
Pros: If you like the city landscape, this is a great urban-style park with a cool style, convenient location, and a pretty sweet dog park for all the hounds.
Cons: Parking will most likely cost you money, especially if there's an event going on. Nothing ridiculous, just not free.
It is amazing what the Mayor of Tampa has made with Curtis Hixon Park. Events are regularly held here from food truck rallies to yoga at the park, and the beautiful view of the University of Tampa from here is spectacular. The park is kid-friendly with a playground and also dog-friendly. Tampa truly needs more places like this - it shows that Tampa residents do want to get outdoors - we just don't have enough places to accomplish that. As someone who comes from the West Coast, where spending the day outdoors is just a way of life I truly salute the Curtis Hixon Park as a truly important part to the growth and improvement of the City of Tampa, Downtown Tampa included.
Pros: Awesome way to spend the day outdoors, kid and family friendly, huge event grounds, beautiful view of UT
Most events that are held here are FREE! Great place for concerts, they do yoga in the park, art events, and so much more. Parking is not bad as there is a couple garages right near the park and street parking north of Kennedy Blvd is free after 6pm and on weekends.
Pros: The park offers a lot with a huge filed, area with stadium lawn seating, dog park, playground, water fountains for kids to play in, and it is on the Hillsborough River!
I enjoy going to Curtis Hixon Park even just as a place to relax. The events they host here are always a great time and it brings action to the city, which Tampa really needs more things to do in Downtown.
Pros: Curtis Hixon Park is clean, has great views of the city, is easy to get to and is a great place for concerts.
Cons: I usually can find street parking in the city but parking sometimes can be annoying.