Riverwalk Features

Something for Everyone

As downtown Bradenton’s showpiece, the Riverwalk is our outdoor gathering place. Overlooking the Manatee River, the Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile, ADA-accessible park spanning downtown with many features.

Beach Volleyball

Grab your friends and head for the sandy Beach Volleyball courts. Find a pickup game or sign up for a tournament.

Day Dock

Boaters can tie up at the Day Dock for free and explore the Riverwalk, or enjoy downtown attractions such as the museum, theater, galleries, and restaurants.

Family Fun Zone & Splash Pad

With its colorful splash fountain and playgrounds, the Family Fun Zone is one of the most popular features of the Riverwalk. Adults can relax on the shady benches while kids romp nearby on the jungle gym and splashpad. The splash pad fountains operate every day, from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Fishing Pier

The Manatee River is known for its variety of native fish, including snook, redfish, and trout. The Fishing Pier is one of the best spots in the area for anglers.

Flex Lawn

The Flex Lawn is available for wellness classes such as yoga and tai chi, and for relaxing with friends and family.

Great Lawn

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.

Outdoor Living Rooms

The shaded Outdoor Living Rooms are furnished with comfortable seating, and offer a peaceful place to hang out, relax, and enjoy a view of the river.

Pavilion & Event Area

The large open space of the Event Area is perfect for music festivals and special events. The Pavilion includes a concession area, bathrooms, and its shaded porch provides an outdoor classroom.

Regatta Plaza

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 here.

Skate Park

The award-winning 'Team Pain Skate Parks' designed and constructed the riverfront skatepark. It is one of the most striking Riverwalk features and is one of the best free skateparks in the area.

Tidal Discovery Zone

The Tidal Discovery Zone offers up-close observation of the ecosystem along our river's edge. Programs are held in this area to explore the ever-changing interactions between land, water, plants, animals, and people.

Tower Plaza

The Tower Plaza, with its dramatic decorative tower, is surrounded by pavers shaped in a compass rose. This is an open space for festivities, people-watching, and special gatherings.