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Tampa Soulwalk


Be a part of the Soulwalk Community Cookbook!

Deadline to submit: February 29th 


The City of Tampa’s Soulwalk has curated and connected a variety of the city’s historic sites into one continuous “trail” for people to better understand Tampa’s history and communities of color. Like the historic trail, the Soulwalk cookbook companion will curate recipes and other points of interest into one cohesive journey through the hearts and bellies of Tampa’s community of color.

The City of Tampa’s Soulwalk cookbook team is seeking the participation of residents of color. We welcome the public’s recipes, snippets of memories, profiles of people and businesses, and other notes about the preparation and consumption of food.  To submit your favorite recipe online, click the button below. You may also mail us a copy of your recipe -  visit any of our Parks and Recreation Community Centers to get a self addressed stamped-envelope!

Call for Recipes!

Special thanks to the local chefs who are helping spread the word about Soulwalk and the call for recipes!

Soulwalk is an arts and heritage “trail" that tells the rich history of Tampa's Black communities and highlights the diverse, thriving creative community in present-day Tampa.

Soulwalk spans approximately 46 miles and 25 neighborhoods and includes nearly 100 stops that visitors can explore, including public art installations, historic landmarks, museums, cemeteries, and more. The collaborative initiative, with partners such as the Tampa Bay History Center and the University of South Florida, brings fresh insights and opportunities to engage, remember, and explore.

The goal of Soulwalk is to strengthen Tampa neighborhoods and contribute to building communities through storytelling, community engagement, and documentation to complement and elevate a sense of community.

Visitors can traverse the trail on foot, bike, or by car and can access more information about each of the existing locations through an app that is still in development. Community events and educational opportunities will take place throughout the year to announce new additions to the trail, raise awareness, and receive community input.

Curious about what you'll learn about along the Soulwalk Trail? Let these videos tell you more...

Oaklawn Cemetery's Remarkable Tales
Buffalo Soldiers in Tampa in 1898

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Interested in a mobile experience? Grab your smartphone and download the Bloomberg Connects App to get descriptions of every site, walking routes and more. Once the app is on your phone, simply search for Tampa Soulwalk to begin.

Contribute to Soulwalk

If you have stories about growing up in Tampa or photos to share, visit send them via email to Soulwalk@Tampa.gov or fill out this form.

If you are interested in getting involved through sponsorship, contact Soulwalk@Tampa.gov to learn more. 

Soulwalk is overseen and maintained by the City of Tampa, in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center, Visit Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, and Hillsborough County.

Updated: 01/02/2024