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Map of the Recreational Trails in Downtown Tampa

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Tampa Riverwalk

Downtown Tampa Florida map area

Tampa Riverwalk

LENGTH:

2.5 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Downtown Tampa

HIGHLIGHTS:

Waterworks Park, David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Glazer Children's Museum, MacDill Park, Tampa Convention Center, Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa Bay Stadium, Dick Greco Plaza, The Tampa Tribune Station

NEARBY TRAILS:

Bayshore Trail
Blake Trail
Selmon Greenway
Meridian Avenue Greenway

RELATED LINKS:

Tampa
Regional Trails

The Tampa Riverwalk is a 2.5-mile long system of paved pathways located along the Hillsborough River adjacent to Downtown Tampa. The riverwalk extends from Waterworks Park to S. Meridian Avenue. The route includes several parks, museums, restaurants, Tampa Bay Stadium and pretty views of the bridges and boat traffic along the river and Tampa Bay.

The riverwalk also connects to the Bayshore Greenway and other recreational trails in the area. Visitors to the trail can also cross over to Harbour Island. there are several bridges along the route for crossing the river and getting a better view of the water and the downtown area. There are stations for the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is this area, as well.

The Tampa Riverwalk is a gathering place for the locals for a lunchtime stroll or for tourists doing a bit of sight seeing. There are festivals and other events held along the riverwalk as well. Many outdoor restaurants are located in this area as well as opportunities for shopping.

Conditions

The Tampa Riverwalk is paved and open for walking and bike riding. There are some areas along the Tampa Riverwalk that may not be suitable for bike riding and it may be appropriate to walk the bike. The riverwalk can get crowded at times, especially during festivals and events.

Points of Interest

The Tampa Riverwalk goes past the following points of interest:

Ulele Spring Water Works Park Dick Greco Plaza TBARTA Station
W. Laurel Street Bridge Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts USF Parkon the Riverwalk
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Platt Street Bridge
Selmon Greenway Tampa Convention Center
Blake Trail Tampa Bay Arena
Blake High School Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Tampa Bay History Center
Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay Tampa Tribune TBARTA Station
Tampa Preparatory School Meridian Avenue Greenway
University of Tampa Channelside Bay Plaza
Glazer Children's Museum Tampa Cruise Terminal
MacDill Park The Florida Aquarium
Tampa Convention Center American Victory Ship
Nearby Trails

The Tampa Riverwalk connects to several other recreational trails in the Downtown Tampa area.

Blake Trail: this is a paved pathway located along the opposite shores of the river. The Blake Trail can be reached by crossing the river at W. Laurel Street. The Blake Trail  heads up to Blake High School, goes past Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, and down to the University of Tampa campus.

Selmon Greenway: the two trails intersect at a location under the Selmon Expressway. The Selmon Greenway travels under the expressway as far as N. 19th Street.

Bayshore Trail: the two trails meet at the W. Platt Street Bridge. The Bayshore Trail is a 4.5 long paved pathway that follows the shoreline of Tampa Bay to the south of Downtown Tampa.

Meridian Avenue Trail: the two trails meet at the end of the Tampa Riverwalk. The Meridan Avenue Trail heads to the north and meets the Selmon Greenway at E. Kennedy Boulevard.

End Points

The north end of the Tampa Riverwalk is located at W. 7th Avenue and N. Ola Avenue near Ulele Spring Water Works Park.

The south end of the Tampa Riverwalk is located at the intersection of Channelside Drive and S. Beneficial Drive. This location is between the Tampa Bay Arena and the Channelside Bay Plaza.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Tampa Riverwalk in Central Florida.

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