6 mile extension to Tampa’s Riverwalk
The Tampa Riverwalk is currently just over 2.5 miles long. A lovely stretch of walkway along the water in Tampa, this has always been a popular site for jogging, pet walking, strolling and more. There is a vast selection of establishments just off the walkway which include restaurants, bars, parks, hotels, museums and more.
While it has been years in the making, finally, this summer, the city plans to select a contractor to start the design of the 6 mile addition to the Riverwalk. 2023 marks the start of the project and it is forecasted to be complete by 2026. While the project includes 6 miles of new development, the Riverwalk will span 12.2 miles when fully complete. Much of the extension is to the West of the current Riverwalk and in the end will make the entire thing a loop.
This project aims to give people more pedestrian-friendly navigation and leisure in this area. It also gives local neighborhoods easier access to some of the best that Tampa has to offer. Sites like the Julian B. Lane Park, the University of Tampa, and the Tampa Museum of Art are already more accessible thanks to the current infrastructure provided by the Riverwalk.
Mayor Jane Castor stated “Tampa’s Riverwalk in just a few years has become such a signature part of the community it’s hard to imagine Tampa without it.” “The project on the west side will be even more transformative, an essential link connecting West Tampa to downtown and other neighborhoods from Hyde Park to Ybor City.”
We can’t wait to welcome this new addition to the Tamp Bay area!