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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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  • Went with my daughter and friends just to pass our Time on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Great place to take photos. 
  • River walk downtown Tampa is well suited for when you're traveling on business and want to spend some time outside! Parked at Poe (?) multilevel parking garage and walked the Riverwalk today, thorough...  more »
  • Park at the end of the promenade, fine and children's museums. For Park trees it is not many, a few slender Palms series, so it's more like the green area. As not striking it to Florida, there is an outdoor ice rink under an awning, with music and lights.
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