Things To Do on the Selmon Greenway
The Selmon Greenway is a pedestrian-friendly, urban trail that runs through downtown Tampa. The Greenway connects several popular neighborhoods of Tampa, including Ybor City, Channelside, and the up-and-coming Water Street with the Riverwalk. With connections to all these parts of Tampa, there are endless things to do while enjoying the Greenway.
Whether you are heading to Ybor City, Sparkman Wharf, or Channelside, you will find a delicious restaurant or cafe to satisfy any craving. Head over to Ybor City for traditional Cuban and Latin American dishes and unique finds, or go to Channelside for trendy coffee and tea shops. If you are looking for dinner and a show, Sparkman Wharf is the place to be, with abundant food and drink options and frequent outdoor concerts.
Bring a Pet
The Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park is the perfect place to bring your dog on a beautiful day. Located under the shade of the Selmon Expressway behind the Bell Channelside Apartments, the park repurposed unused land into a spacious space for you and your furry friends to play and socialize. This community enhancement is equipped with top-of-the-line canine turf, which is safe for puppy paws, more durable, and requires less maintenance. The park even offers separate play areas for small and large dogs to keep them safe.
Best Places to Bike
Offering urban routes to scenic nature trails, Tampa is a bike-friendly city with something for everyone. The Selmon Greenway is a great place to go for a little bit of everything. It is a 1.7-mile long and 15-foot-wide trail that begins where Brorein Street meets the Riverwalk. The Greenway takes you through the heart of the city and connects you to paths along the Hillsborough River, making it the perfect mix of an urban and nature explorations.
Along the Greenway, there are also many bicycle-friendly businesses (BFBs). These BFBs often have incentives and bike parking, along with other amenities. These organizations help make biking more fun in Tampa while allowing you to explore the city with ease.
Enjoy Beautiful Views and Art
With connections between Tampa’s most popular neighborhoods and walkways such as the Riverwalk and Bayshore Boulevard, you are guaranteed stunning water and city views. Along with the sights, there is impressive landscaping all around.
Not only is there beautiful nature, but also spectacular public art commissioned by THEA. Some of the most notable works include the Tampa Together sculpture located along the Greenway, the Play Nice Tampa mural located at the Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park and the Frames on Franklin located on Franklin Street.
No matter your favorite activities, you are sure to find something you’ll love on the Selmon Greenway.