Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Tampa  /  Parks  /  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

(4.5/5 based on 180+ 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.
Use our Tampa trip generator to visit Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on your trip to Tampa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create a full Tampa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tampa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Tampa by other users

7 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Florida BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Washington DC, Savannah & Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Tampa, Orlando & Daytona Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice open park along the Hillsborough River...there was a small crowd of children in the playground area but the area is quite large with room to run or relax with a view of the skyline.  more »
  • We came here near Christmas time where they had an ice skating rink and Christmas shops. Seating here watching the boats go past is great.  more »
  • This park is on the riverfront with lots of open space for kids to run! They have 2 splash zones: one by the river and one by Ashley street. The playground is not large, but does have some fun equipme...  more »