With its wide expanse of soft grass, the Great Lawn is a space for casual activities like picnicking and river gazing, as well as organized events such as exercise classes and art shows.
The Tower Plaza, with its dramatic decorative tower, surrounded by a paved circular pattern, is a grand open space for festivities, people-watching, and special gatherings.
The Botanical Walk showcases our area’s plants and flowers, and hosts educational lectures on topics including the cultivation of native plants, butterfly gardening, and area birds and wildlife.
At the 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater, visitors enjoy live entertainment such as plays, concerts, community programs, and school performances. The Amphitheater is closed from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Closing hours do not apply to permitted events.
Pavilion and Event Area
The large open space of the Event Area is perfect for music festivals and special events. The lawn is also a wonderful place for craft fairs, exercise, lawn bowling, and birthday parties. The Pavilion includes a concession area and bathrooms, and its shaded porch provides an outdoor classroom. The splash pad is located in the pavilion area; hours of operation are 9AM to 8PM as long as weather permits.
Outdoor Living Rooms
The shaded Outdoor Living Rooms are furnished with comfortable seating and offer a peaceful place to just hang out, relax, and enjoy the river view.
Beach Volleyball Court
Grab a partner and head for the sandy Beach Volleyball courts. Find a pick-up game or sign up for a tournament.
The award-winning 'Team Pain Skate Parks' designed and constructed the riverfront skatepark. It is one of the most striking Riverwalk features and is the best skate park in the area.
The Regatta Plaza is the perfect spot for drum circles, kite flying, and special events. Visitors can view boat races and other water-based events that are an exciting part of downtown festivities.
Old Main Street
Old Main Street (12th Street West) is in the heart of downtown Bradenton. Lined with trees, historic buildings, shops, and restaurants, it is the perfect location for many events.
12th Street West
Downtown Bradenton & Riverwalk Map
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