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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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A Great Place for Events or Just to Sit and Relax

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park sits between downtown proper and Riverwalk; which meanders along... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
Clean and huge

Huge park on the water where the city has many events. Octoberfest was a blast. The grass is cut... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Dunedin, Florida
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600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a beautiful city park. which offers so much on the riverfront. Even when there is not a special event here, it's relaxing if that's what you want, from chairs to relax in, grass areas to rest, restrooms and water fountains. Views of the...More

7  Thank GiovanniTampa
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Yes, it's a park. But from everything I read, it sounded like it was above and beyond a park. If you live nearby, it's cool. It has a water sprinkler/fountain for the kids. The website says two, but it doesn't. At least it wasn't where...More

4  Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park sits between downtown proper and Riverwalk; which meanders along Hillsborough River. The park abuts Glazer Children's Museum. The park plays host to a wide range of special events. There are numerous parking garages nearby; which allow easy access. Even when there...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Huge park on the water where the city has many events. Octoberfest was a blast. The grass is cut low and soft. Not the usual Florida blade grass.

Thank Teakwo23
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a nice area, set up nicely to relax for a few minutes. Close to the Riverwalk and other great locations.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Sitting and enjoying the sun is very enjoyable near the river. Close to the street the traffic noise is very loud. Very colorful at night as they light up the water spouts with differing colors.

Thank TravelerforBees
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As a kid this used to house one of Tampa's premiere concert halls. Now it's a park with out door concerts, movies and festivals. Fun for kids of all ages

Thank 200marcr
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is one of my favorite place to go hang out in Tampa, pet friendly, they have a dog park, there’s always something going on here, you will not be bored. The view is beautiful. People are always friendly. Great spot to relax.

Thank Negron
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I love this park! Festivals and concerts are held here. Pet and kid friendly. Along the riverwalk. Great place to chill out, take photos, and do some yoga

Thank 140bobbiek
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I lived in Tampa in the late 1980s and it was dull, flat, humid and pretty much a miserable Southern hick town. This year I came back for a visit and wondered where the heck was Tampa? The place is more built up, renovated, tourist...More

Thank Adnora
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Wonderful views, variety of restaurants and bars in the area and very easy access from all over Tampa Bay. What's not to like?

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A mini water-feature park, swing sets, beautiful walkways to run or bike. Views of the city and the University, it really is a great place to spend a morning, afternoon or entire day. There is also free yoga here on the weekends!

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25 May 2018|
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Response from Tim G | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park has multiple restrooms. There are two (2) private stalls with sinks next to the playground area. In the pavilion area by the park office the women's restrooms has five (5)stalls (1... More
Shereka P
6 May 2018|
Response from Deb L | Reviewed this property |
The park is large so assume you are seeking a portion. Contact the Office of Special events (813) 274-8854.
Kevin A
26 January 2018|
Response from LisaBrock | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Constress | Reviewed this property |
There is a public parking garage close to the water pad that is close to the street. Most of this area is paved and you can get around easily. Handicapped folks can also park on the street for free with a handicapped... More
Cheryl M
6 May 2017|
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Response from JanL230 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the reason we went there was to let our dog run without a leash. It's small but served the purpose.