Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is a stunning 25-acre park located just north of the University of Tampa and across the Hillsborough River from the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
Tampa River Center
The Tampa River Center is a 2,880 sq. ft. premier event space along the west bank of the Hillsborough River. It features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open to a covered terrace offering a breathtaking view of downtown Tampa.
The Boathouse is located on the ground floor of the Tampa River Center and offers 13,320 sq. ft. of storage for local rowing and dragon boat teams, and a concessionaire for kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals. Visit Team Tampa Rowing for information about our community rowing program.
Community Event Pavilion and Lawn
Designed for smaller, more personal performances, recitals, events, and celebrations; the lawn offers concrete terraces as well as theatre seating for events.
Community Front Porch
The large community plaza located in the heart of the park is shaded by large live oaks and features game tables, movable chairs, and tables.
Dog Park and Transient Boat Ramps
JBL Riverfront Park offers a dog park with separate sections for large breeds and small breeds on the north end of the park. Located next to the dog park, you will find a transient boat dock for motorized boats, water taxi stops, and public kayak launches.
The lawn offers a sweeping view of the park and downtown Tampa. The Festival Lawn is designed to offer public event space for large festivals, music concerts, and much more.
The picnic area features five standard size shelters, one reservable shelter, and a NEOS® Playground system. Shelter reservations may be completed online. Most shelters are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Playground and Splash Pad
The play cove offers a fenced children’s play area with playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12 years old. It also features a splash pad area with a big splash bucket. Shaded play structures and seating areas will allow children and parents to enjoy the park even on hot summer days.
The Public Art at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is engaging, thoughtful, and recognizes the foundations of the past. The park features 34’ sculptures, murals and even a bat house!
Sport Courts and Fields
The park features a wide variety of athletic facilities for use by the public, including 6 concrete tennis courts, 2 pickle ball courts, basketball courts, and a multipurpose sports field for football, soccer, and lacrosse games.
Standup Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
Explore Old Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River like never before! We offer standup paddleboard & kayak rentals at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, located within the Boathouse.