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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. Make sure to visit the annual Bradenton Blues Festival here!

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Mosaic Amphitheater

At the 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater, visitors can enjoy live entertainment such as plays, concerts, community programs, and school performances. The amphitheater is home to our Music in the Park series every spring! Visit the event calendar to learn more.

The Amphitheater is closed from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Closing hours do not apply to permitted events.

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people listening to music at the amphitheater at dusk

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 is active 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, during the late spring/summer season, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., when daylight saving ends. (Please check the City of Bradenton website for seasonal hours).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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