Water Park at Curtis HixonEvery kid loves spending time at a great playground and it really doesn’t take much to impress kids when it comes to what a playground offers. Just a great slide, swing set, or trails to run around is all that kids really need to have a great time. Fortunately for kids in Tampa, there are even more exciting elements found at playgrounds in town, especially over at the Tampa Riverwalk.

You can’t beat getting to spend the day at the Riverwalk as a family and knowing that not only will mom and dad have a great time, but it’s easy to keep the kids entertained as well. The best part about the playgrounds is having a free activity to take the kids to on a weekend. Take a look at what playgrounds you’ll find at the Tampa Riverwalk that will be the perfect stop in between lunch overlooking the water or a visit to one of the exciting museums.

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – 600 North Ashley Drive

Curtis Hixon Waterfront ParkCheck out the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park over at the Riverwalk. It’s a favorite playground for many where you’ll find a large park, tons of grass, live events like outdoor concerts, and areas to bring the pets for fenced-in fun. This public park runs 8 acres in size and overlooks the Hillsborough River downtown.

The park is a common choice for those that want to take a family walk up hills and over bridges, have somewhere to go enjoy before waiting for a live concert to start, or to play outside near the Glazer Children’s Museum. You’ll find restrooms, a water fountain, a perfect place to picnic, or a chance to try out your roller skates. You’ll love the special events like Margarita Fest, Balloon Glow, and food truck rallies.

Teens even love the interactive games found here and you can’t beat the scenery. Be sure to enjoy this waterfront park featuring two splash zones and the playground offered here.

Tampa Bay History Center & Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park – 601 Old Water Street

Cotanchobee Park and PlaygroundWhen you want to stay waterfront but give the kids something to do, this park is a perfect choice. There is a pier, a place to launch your canoe in the water, and room to jog. This relaxing spot is a popular choice for many who want to offer the kids a playground and try a special event.

Being downtown Tampa adjacent to the Riverwalk makes it easy to pay a visit while you’re already enjoying the Riverwalk’s attractions. Try snorkeling, enjoy live music with lunch, and make it a stop before going to the Convention Center right next to it.

The Tampa Bay History Center & Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park is a must see with a great location, excellent amenities, 5 acres in size, and history dating back to the Seminole Wars of Florida. Try the trails, the splash pad, and lunch overlooking the water. Be sure to try the splash zone and playground offered here.

When it comes to the Tampa Riverwalk, your little ones will have just as much fun as you will stopping at these exciting playgrounds and Splash Zones offered right in the heart of downtown.

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