Water Works Park

A riverfront park with open, green space, a dog park, covered and shaded picnic areas, a playground, and a splash pad for children.

Although it might be implied in the name, Water Works Park is a City park (not a water park) open to the public. There is no admission fee.

1710 N Highland Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Phone Numbers:
(813) 274-8615 - Park Administration
(813) 274-8677 - Maintenance Office


This pavilion is designed to amp up the music! This park amphitheater is used to provide a stage for special events taking place in the park.

Boat Dock and Water Taxi Stop

Dock your boat and enjoy the park or hop on the Pirate Water Taxi and catch breathtaking views of downtown and the Tampa Riverwalk from the water.

Dog Park

Queenie's Dog Park is a shady, fenced dog park that is perfect for large or small dogs. One large dog or two small (30 lbs. and under) dogs per person at one time. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and display County license tags.

Barks & Recreation

Festival Lawn

An intimate, open space for festivals and concerts, the Waterworks festival lawn park is the perfect spot for small or medium-sized concerts or performances.


The playground features a jungle gym with slides, a spring-loaded dolphin teeter-totter, a rope climber with a crows-nest pirate tower, and much more...all atop a padded ground to minimize injuries from falls.

Riverwalk Access

Water Works Park is one of the many public spaces that connects to the Tampa Riverwalk. With beautiful shaded, waterfront views, you can walk, bike, or take a seat and enjoy the scenery. Don't forget to visit nearby Armature Works and Ulele Restaurant while you're there!


Stay cool and dry from the Florida weather for your picnic with these beautiful, shaded and covered picnic tables. There is only one shelter that can be reserved, no more than 60 days out. The other two are on a first come, first serve bases. Tables are limited at all shelters.

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Splash Pad

What better way to cool down from the Florida heat than to stand under the amazing splash pad with the enormous bucket drop that regularly tips and drenches everyone nearby. Kids (and kids at heart) simply love it!

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