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Funding the Riverwalk

The Tampa Riverwalk-Opening the River to the People



The immediate objective of the Tampa Riverwalk Project (Phase I) is to make a continuous 1.8 mile connection from the new Tampa Bay History Center to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Having seven segments completed or under construction, the City of Tampa and the Friends of the Riverwalk, in a 50/50 partnership, are committed to raising the money needed for the final segments.  The City funding has come from the Local Option Gas Tax, not ad valorem (property) taxes.  However, City funds will not be enough.  Planners are pursuing every source of funding to include grants, state funds, federal funds and private donations through a capital campaign.  The specific goals by category are provided in the table below.

 

 

Our Goal

 

Specific Goal

% of Total Goal

Private

 

 

   Corporate

$2,700,000

10%

   Major Individual Gifts

$5,400,000

20%

   Developer Contribution

$5,130,000

19%

   Small Individual Gifts

$270,000

1%

        Sub-Total

$13,500,000

50%

 

 

 

Public

 

 

   City

$3,780,000

14%

   State

$2,700,000

10%

   Federal

$5,400,000

20%

   Other

$1,620,000

6%

        Sub-Total

$13,500,000

50%

     

Grand Total

$27,000,000

100%

 

* City funding for the Riverwalk has come from the Local Option Gas Tax, not ad valorem (property) taxes.

The Tampa Riverwalk cannot happen without the public's support.  Please make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Riverwalk.  Donations can be made on the Friends of the Riverwalk website or mailed to:

Friends of the Riverwalk
P.O. Box 173312
Tampa, FL 33672-1312

Visit the Riverwalk Donors page to view the individuals and businesses that have joined the Friends of the Riverwalk in support of the Tampa Riverwalk project.  Your name can be on that list too by making a donation to the Friends of the Riverwalk!