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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
+1 813-363-3522
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Something is always happening here

This park is where everything happens in Downtown Tampa, festivals, parties, and concerts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
Cheap fun and good exercise track too!

Walk from Ulele and have lunch at The Columbia on the other end. Walk back to Ulele and you've had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
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600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
+1 813-363-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is where everything happens in Downtown Tampa, festivals, parties, and concerts. Recommend you check the Tampa events calendar to see what is coming up, during your stay in Tampa Bay

Thank sandramonty21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk from Ulele and have lunch at The Columbia on the other end. Walk back to Ulele and you've had a nice little 3 mile workout. Stop and jump on a boat or sit and watch people. This is a LOCAL GEM and FREE! So...More

Thank LisaBrock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking the river walk and seeing this park on the way is great. very relaxing, benches to sit on, dog friendly.

Thank susanrL1400SQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Curtis Hixon park is a happening place. You'll find activities like yoga in the park, bands, craft fairs and many other events. The location is perfect and plenty of parking garages next to it. In addition the children's museum is right next to it. You...More

Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There are usually local bands and other activities in the park. Look on line before you go, to see what is happening that weekend.

Thank DebFromBoston
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This park is conveniently located right next to the children's museum so after some indoor fun at the museum it was nice to get outside! It has two splash areas (not full splash pads but the water shooting in style), one at the top by...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Great place for walks and to get nice views of downtown Tampa. Our kids loved the playground, and I read that they also offer free Zumba once a week in this park! Close to excellent restaurants and the children's museum. I recommend going at dusk--they...More

1  Thank Fabiana79
Reviewed 13 June 2017

One of the best ways to tour downtown Tampa. The waterfront walkway starts near Ulele's and goes to Curtis Hixon Park and down to Amelia area. Check online or the newpaper for Park events. Most events are free or low cost. There are lots of...More

Thank jenjen40
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The wide open park sits right on the Hillsborough River in the heart of downtown Tampa and plays hosts to many public events from concerts, civic events, 5K-15K runs, festivals, etc. You can't beat it as a central location. The park opens directly onto Riverwalk...More

Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Well this year overall the Margarita Fest was so much better than the last. The park was nice and clean however a bit disappointing to see alot of the green grass was now dirt! Otherwise it's a great Park for out door events!!!

Thank Tinkerbell1391
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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 Jan L | 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.
20 January 2017|
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Response from Suzanne C | Reviewed this property |
I would think there is- we parked in a multi story parking garage where I assume there's a requirement to be handicap accessible.