The project will officially open for Buckhorn's State of the City speech Friday morning. The grand opening celebration continues this weekend with Riverfront Rocks, a two-day celebration featuring live music, food, activities and fireworks.

The River Center Community Building and Boathouse is the crown jewel of the new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Par. It will house dragon boats, sculling boats and stand up paddle boards. The top floor features a event space with balcony, warming kitchen and small meeting rooms.

The public can get a sneak peak of the 25 acre park Friday during the State of the City speech by Mayor Bob Buckhorn or attend the two day grand opening celebration this weekend.

Workers put the finishing touches near the harbor dock and learning cove at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Workers put the finishing touches near the harbor dock and learning cove at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The event pavilion and lawn next to the River Center Community Building and Boathouse will feature live music during this weekends Riverfront Rocks, a two-day celebration featuring food, activities and fireworks. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The event pavilion and lawn next to the River Center Community Building and Boathouse will feature live music during this weekends Riverfront Rocks, a two-day celebration featuring food, activities and fireworks. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Workers put the finishing touches on the harbor dock and learning cove at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Workers put the finishing touches on the harbor dock and learning cove at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Sculling oars hang in the new boathouse at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. The River Center Community Building and Boathouse will hold dragon boats, sculling boats and stand up paddle boards. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Sculling oars hang in the new boathouse at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Monday, May 7, 2018. The River Center Community Building and Boathouse will hold dragon boats, sculling boats and stand up paddle boards. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Marlin Hall refinishes a 27-foot racing scull which will be hung in a meeting room as a decoration in the River Center Community Center and Boathouse at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Marlin Hall refinishes a 27-foot racing scull which will be hung in a meeting room as a decoration in the River Center Community Center and Boathouse at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn addresses the media during a tour of the River Center Community Building and Boathouse at the Julian B. Lane Park on the west side of Tampa's Hillsborough River Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn addresses the media during a tour of the River Center Community Building and Boathouse at the Julian B. Lane Park on the west side of Tampa's Hillsborough River Monday, May 7, 2018. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center Community Building and Boathouse is the crown jewel of the new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park just north of the University of Tampa along the Hillsborough River. It will house dragon boats, sculling boats and stand up paddle boards. The top floor features a event space with balcony, warming kitchen and small meeting rooms. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center Community Building and Boathouse is the crown jewel of the new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park just north of the University of Tampa along the Hillsborough River. It will house dragon boats, sculling boats and stand up paddle boards. The top floor features a event space with balcony, warming kitchen and small meeting rooms. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times
The River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times