Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

In 2014, the City kicked off the planning and design for the renovation and expansion of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The 23-acre park sits just across the river from Tampa's blossoming downtown. After decades of neglect, the park has fallen behind the sparkling, newly renovated spaces on the Hillsborough River's east shores. Mayor Bob Buckhorn's plan, an extension of the development through downtown Tampa, hopes to change that. The 23-acre Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is about to undergo a renovation and expansion project that will provide open green spaces for the community to congregate, dine, and experience outdoor concerts and events.

Skanska is leading the $35.6 million project that will improve and reconfigure the existing seawall along the floating docks to provide water access for kayaks, boating, and aquatic sports. In addition to the improvements, the project will also add new amenities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a multi-use football field, areas for lacrosse and soccer, and a performance pavilion with green spaces for concerts.

“This represents one of the biggest projects to take shape in West Tampa in decades and one that will benefit the entire region as residents and visitors will get to enjoy this public space for years to come,” said Chuck Jablon, Senior Vice President at Skanska USA Building, in a press release.