The City of Tampa and Friends of the Riverwalk extend our deepest appreciation to the individuals that have donated to the Tampa Riverwalk. Without their assistance, this project would not be possible. But, even with the assistance we have received so far, we have not reached the fundraising goal necessary to make the 2.6 mile Riverwalk a reality. Together, we can "open the river to the people" and create a waterfront experience unlike any other.
The vision to build the Tampa Riverwalk began in the mid 1970s. With that vision also came a desire from the community to provide financial support. Nearly 2,000 individuals, families, businesses and organizations contributed to the project by purchasing planks that were once in place on the Riverwalk area between the Rivergate Tower and the current Museum of Art in Curtis-Hixon Park. Their names are still found in this same area engraved on a wall behind the amphitheater. We thank these "Pioneers of the Riverwalk" for their vision and enthusiasm toward this project when it was in its infancy.
Please consider being a part of the Riverwalk project by making a tax deductible donation. Visit this site often as we are finalizing plans for our donor recognition. Donations can be made online through the Friends of the Riverwalk website or checks can be mailed to:
Friends of the Riverwalk