MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Water Works Park Opening Celebrations Continue Saturday - Community festival features fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Join Mayor Buckhorn and the City of Tampa on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the first community event to be held in Water Works Park following this week's ribbon cutting. A fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

The event features local food trucks, children’s activities, live entertainment, and more. Friends of Tampa Recreation Inc. will sell alcohol, with proceeds going towards programming in City of Tampa parks. The event is free, aside from vendor items, and open to the public.

The total cost for the improvements to the park is $7.4 million, and were completed by Biltmore Construction, Inc. $6.5 million comes from Capital Improvements Tax (CIT) project funding with additional monies coming from a SWFWMD grant.

To view or download a high resolution rendering of the park, please visit


Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Live entertainment and children’s activity area
Food Trucks
For a complete list, please visit


Saturday, August 16, 2014
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mayor Buckhorn will address the crowd just before the fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m.


Water Works Park
1710 N. Highland Ave.
***Parking along Doyle Carlton will be reserved for media.


The Tampa Tribune
Magic 94.9
News Channel 8
Clear Channel Outdoor
Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.


Ali Glisson
Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262