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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • After visiting the Glazer Children's Museum, we take the kids to Curtis Hixon Park, just outside the doors. The kids can run and run in this spacious area, and the park has climbing, swinging, spinnin...  more »
  • Started at this waterfront park to walk the River Walk. It's a nice park next to the Children's Museum with water and mist fountains, a playground for little ones and open field play areas. 
  • I work right across the street from the park so I see it every day. It's a great park, plenty of events take place here and it is very well kept by the city. The only thing is during the warmer months...  more »