Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

4.6
#6 of 34 in Parks in Tampa
The new, eight-acre Curtis Hixon park sits on the banks of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. Amenities include the Great Lawn with flexible perimeter seating to accommodate a wide range of programming and performances, a dog run, trails, a kiosk with restrooms and a Pavilion building with restrooms.

There are two interactive fountains, or spraygrounds: the Louver Fountain on the east side of the park along Ashley Drive and the Mist Fountain on the west side the park along the Riverwalk. The park's new playground features an interactive NEOS 360 Ring, which combines video games with aerobic exercise and is the first of its kind in the southeast United States.

A section of the Riverwalk runs through the park connecting the David Straz Performing Arts Center to the Glazer Children's Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. Put Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park into our Tampa online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tampa.
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  • Nice place to take a stroll around the holidays , they hold a lot of events at this park , they have really cleaned the area up , beautiful scenery .  more »
  • Nice events, pretty area by the river, good place to spend some time in Tampa. Good place to relax and get some fresh air for a while.  more »
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  • Love this park, really scenic and positive vibes that are much needed in an industrial area! At night, the fountains light up with LED lights! There are tons of inspirational/motivational quotes carved into the brick walkway. Overall, amazing place with great energy!
  • Good place to hang out with family. If you have kids they are going to love water fountains. For adults it is a relaxing place. You could walk around or use Scooters to enjoy
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