Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

4.6
#6 of 34 in Parks in Tampa
The new, eight-acre Curtis Hixon park sits on the banks of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. Amenities include the Great Lawn with flexible perimeter seating to accommodate a wide range of programming and performances, a dog run, trails, a kiosk with restrooms and a Pavilion building with restrooms.

There are two interactive fountains, or spraygrounds: the Louver Fountain on the east side of the park along Ashley Drive and the Mist Fountain on the west side the park along the Riverwalk. The park's new playground features an interactive NEOS 360 Ring, which combines video games with aerobic exercise and is the first of its kind in the southeast United States.

A section of the Riverwalk runs through the park connecting the David Straz Performing Arts Center to the Glazer Children's Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.
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  • Looking at the University of Tampa as the back drop, this is a great place to hang out! Several festivals are held here and in the winter, they bring in ice skating! Fun!  more »
  • refreshing place to go when they have events there. Beautiful view of the river and Univ of Tampa. great sunset/rise  more »
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  • This is a very nice park. For St. Patrick's day, they dyed the water green! It was very pretty and very cool. The park is downtown, right next to the museum. It seems to be dog friendly too as there were a lot of people with their dogs! A nice place to go on a pretty day!
  • Great open space to chill while eating lunch. You can check out Four Green Fields for a beer in the park as well. It's a really cool place to hang out when there are free events going on. Entertainment, food trucks, and beer! Something for everyone!

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