Downtown Tampa is the place for beautiful parks and signature outdoor events. Between the Tampa Riverwalk, waterfront parks, public art, Downtown Tampa provides a wide array of things to do outside. The Tampa Riverwalk has transformed the downtown landscape, opening public access to the Hillsborough River, linking five museums, seven parks, and outdoor gathering places. The Tampa Riverwalk welcomes visitors and residents to walk, jog, bike, or sip and stroll along its 2.6 miles.
Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Placemaking initiatives advance our public spaces into highly programmed and attractive places. Placemaking is a multifaceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces. Recurring initiatives include events such as Rock the Park, Community Fitness Classes, River O’Green Fest, Winter Village, and Summer Series.
This space features moveable tables and chairs, overhead lighting, and more in Lykes Gaslight Park .
River O’ Green Fest is an annual, free event to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, as the Hillsborough River is transformed into a bright shade of green. Celebrate with live Irish entertainment, food and beverage vendors, beer, and family-friendly activities.
Rock the Park is a free monthly music series showcasing Central Florida’s musical talents of all genres. Join us the FIRST THURSDAY of every month at 7pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park and Julian B. Lane Park offers kids activities and seating throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation.
An annual experience where our Tampa Downtown Partnership staff make their way down to Lykes Gaslight Square Park and set up a pop-up office in hopes of receiving your feedback about Downtown Tampa. Not only will our staff be working in the park for a full week, but we also invite you all to work with us. We have some awesome co-working space that will be available to anyone, with FREE wifi, all week long.