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New Riverwalk segments are opening Friday in Tampa

Published May 24, 2012

Two new sections of downtown Tampa's Riverwalk will officially open for business Friday.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn will cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the Brorein Street Underpass and the Brownstone segments. The event will take place at the Brownstone property (just north of Brorein Street), at 111 South Ashley Drive. The public is invited to attend.

This segment of the Riverwalk features a path with literary elements, Quotes on the Water, which are engraved in the walkway. The 14 quotes are intended to encourage discussion and reflection. There are other interactive elements along the Tampa Riverwalk including the Verizon Audio Tour as well as interpretive displays covering a variety of historical and environmental topics.

Currently, there are 1.5 miles of completed Riverwalk along the Tampa waterfront. This segment extends the southern part of the existing walkway an additional 550 feet, bringing the length of contiguous walkway just shy of a mile.

The next segment to the north, the CapTrust segment, is already under construction and is scheduled to be completed in August. It will link the Brownstone segment to MacDill Park.