The Tampa River Walk

Historical Monument Trail

Riverwalk's Historical Monument Trail

Nestled along Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Historical Monument Trail of beautiful bronze and marble busts and monuments will tell the story of many noteworthy people and the significant events that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County. It will be many things: an educational tool for children and adults, for visitors and residents alike; a commemoration of our ancestors that have contributed so much to our life and culture today; and an inspiration to our entire community.

To make the Historic Monument Trail a reality, The Friends of the Riverwalk, in collaboration with the Tampa Bay History Center, established an esteemed group of local honorees and experts to designate  Tampa’s ancestors. The first six honorees were designated in 2012, with six more in Fall 2013. Ultimately, it is hoped that there will be more than 30 honored historical persons, two or three full-size statues, and numerous historic informational monuments spread along the length of the Riverwalk.

Please submit your historically significant events and people here.

Things To Do

The Riverwalk connects Tampa's dynamic cultural venues, family oriented parks and the city center's vibrant business community creating connectivity and eclectic synergy.
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Events

Locals and visitors alike gather in parks and state-of-the-art facilities to enjoy special events and ongoing exhibitions as they stroll along the historic Hillsborough River and Garrison Channel.
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Get Involved

With a contribution of time or financial resources you become a "Friend of the Riverwalk" and establish your legacy through the reality of a vibrant, invigorated downtown.  
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About Friends
of the Riverwalk

Friends of the Riverwalk is a nonprofit organization working in tandem with the City of Tampa to transform downtown's waterfront into an active, pedestrian friendly environment for commerce, transportation, entertainment and fitness -- all to enhance the city center. Membership is available.  Please join us!

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