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READ THE RIVERWALK EXPANSION MASTER PLAN

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  • Click here for the first draft of the Riverwalk East Expansion plan in PDF format.
    • Don't have a PDF viewer? Click here to download a free version.
  • Your questions and comments are welcome. Please email Riverwalk@RealizeBradenton.com

CONNECT TO LOCAL HISTORY

 

Is your family connected to local history from the Town of Manatee or the neighborhoods in East Bradenton? We want to hear from you!

We are working on a project to record stories of this neighborhood! Neighborhoods are treasure troves of stories. To share the rich history of the neighborhood around the Riverwalk expansion, your story matters.
If you live in the vicinity of the future Riverwalk and have any stories you would like to share please e-mail riverwalk@realizebradenton.com

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Check out this example of a personal story of Bradenton from Story Corps (via NPR):

“'Good Morning, Miss Devine': Cousins Remember Their Sunday School Teacher”

 

Want to learn more about the history of Bradenton’s oldest neighborhood? Explore the links below:
• The Town of Manatee presentation compiled by Manatee County Public Library System.
• Download the app or visit Florida Stories Walking Tours online and select Bradenton (Old Manatee).
Through public art, events, and physical design elements (benches, lamp posts, banners etc), we look forward to Riverwalk East being a park that brings the past into focus with the present over a mutual outlook of optimism for the future.