Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is a stunning 25-acre park located just north of the University of Tampa and across the Hillsborough River from the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
Join us for Riverfront Rock, a two-day grand opening celebration featuring live music, great food, park activities, fireworks, and more family-friendly fun on May 12th & 13th! Enjoy a sneak preview of the park on Friday, May 11th when Mayor Bob Buckhorn delivers his annual State of the City Address on the Great Lawn of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
1001 North Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
27° 57' 12.3264'' N
82° 28' 2.4744'' W
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(813) 274-8615 (Park Administration)
(813) 274-8184 (Shelter Reservations)
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa.
The Boat House is located on the ground floor of the River Center and offers 13,320 sq. ft. of storage for local rowing and dragon boat teams, and a concessionaire for kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.
The play cove offers a fenced children’s play area with equipment for children ages 2 years old to 12 years old. Shaded play structures and seating areas will allow children and parents to enjoy the park even on hot summer days.
The lawn offers a sweeping view of the park and downtown Tampa. The Festival Lawn is designed to offer public event space for large festivals, music concerts, and much more.
Dog Parks and Transient Boat Ramps
Riverfront Park offers 2 dog parks, one for large breed dogs and one for small breed dogs on the north end of the park. Located just north of the dog parks, you will find a transient boat dock for motorized boats, water taxi stops, and public kayak launches.
The Public Art at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Parks is engaging, thoughtful and recognizes the foundations of the past. The park features 34’ sculptures, murals and even a bat house! Read more...
Riverfront Park will feature a wide variety of athletic facilities for use by the public, including 6 concrete tennis courts, 2 pickle ball courts, basketball courts, and a multipurpose sports field for football, soccer, and lacrosse games.
Community Event Pavilion and Lawn
Designed for smaller, more personal performances, recitals, events, and celebrations; the lawn offers concrete terraces as well as theatre seating for events.
The picnic area will feature five standard size shelters, one large corporate/event shelter, a Neos Playground system, and two green spaces for inflatables. Permitting for the shelters is handled by the shelter office and you can reach them at (813) 274-8184
Community Front Porch
The large community plaza located in the heart of the park is shaded by large live oaks and features game tables, movable chairs, and tables.