Rental Lifestyle Perfected: Urban Gardens & Parks

Harbour Island, Tampa Urban Gardens & Parks

Riverwalk, Harbour Island, South Tampa

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.

Get out and Riverwalk, Harbour Island, Tampa! Pick the days & times that work best for you and walk your way to better health, today! Walking is free and an activity that everyone can do. This low-impact exercise is a great way to improve your fitness level and health! Don’t miss the chance to meet fellow walkers, while improving your cardiovascular health.


  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
  • Davis Island Dog Beach
  • Washington Street Channelside Dog Park


Click here to download The Tampa Riverwalk Map



Public parking garages are plentiful along the Riverwalk.  See this map of the Riverwalk to find garage locations.  Rates vary.

On street metered parking North of Kennedy Blvd is free on weekends and weeknights after 6pm.  Between Whiting and Kennedy meters are enforced Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm and Sun. 1pm-8pm.  Between Garrison Channel and Whiting it is enforced Mon.-Sun. 8am-midnight.  Rates vary.

The City of Tampa’s solar-powered pay stations offer parking patrons more payment options than the standard coin-only meters, making paying for parking more convenient than ever. Not only do the new pay stations accept nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins, but also Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards.
“Pay Here” signs with directional arrows accompany each pay station location, directing parking patrons where to pay for their parking. You can pay for your parking at any pay station, regardless of the pay station location.  All you need to do is remember your space number.

Barks & Recreation

Dogs at the Beach

There are numerous opportunities to enjoy our parks with your dog, including enclosed, leash-free areas. Just remember to be safe, obey the rules, and respect the park and others.

Dog Park Etiquette (Petiquette)

  • Be mindful that during your visit to our parks, you and your pet may encounter wildlife. Therefore, we strongly suggest you maintain awareness of your surroundings at all times.
  • Dogs must remain leashed at all times when they are outside of the designated dog park/leash-free area as per city ordinance.
  • Dogs are not permitted to be unleashed in the parking lot in route to or from the park.
  • Dogs are not permitted on city beaches, unless it is a designated Dog Beach.
  • Dogs that bark persistently are a nuisance and will be removed from the premises.
  • All dogs and their owners must follow Dog Park and Leash-Free Area Rules and Regulations.

Dog Parks and Leash-Free Area Locations

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive
Davis Islands
(Land & Beach)
1002 Severn Street
Gadsden Park
6901 S. MacDill Avenue