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“Beautiful Downtown Pier” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverwalk
101 Waterfront Drive, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Beautiful Downtown Pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Finally Bradenton has created something along the water perfect for the family. The park has a splash zone and playground for children and a skate park (within 100 yards of the hospital) and beach volleyball courts for the teenagers. There are numerous benches and chairs along the pathway perfect for reading or watching boats go by. For educational purposes, there is a butterfly garden a and tidal discovery zone. There are three docks: one for walking on, one for fishing on, and one for launching kayaks and canoes. Free parking spots along the pathway.

Visited February 2013
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Parrish, Florida
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“Nice walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Enjoyed walking along the boardwalk. Not too crowded. Good scenery for photo shoot. Only down side was around the skate bowl. Had an altercation with swearing young adults in presence of young kids, and the area was crowed with folks not using the bowl. The city has taken positive efforts to control this.

Visited November 2012
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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“A Gem for Bradenton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

After visiting the Manatee Village Historical Park (worth a side trip, too), my husband and I wanted to do some walking. Just the night before, our neighbor had recommended going to the Riverwalk, and so we soon found ourselves there. Parking was easy and free near the skateboarding park where teenagers were doing their maneuvers in a fenced in area. As we walked along the wide concrete path between the beautiful Manatee River and the city, we noticed all of the art- sidewalk paintings, large “postcards” showing some of the city’s history, landscape design using native species, comfortable, modern, concrete lounge chairs under aqua canopies, children’s playground with brightly-colored equipment, and science stations explaining the unique ecosystem of the river. People were friendly including a police officer who was checking the area. Kudos to those in Bradenton who made the Riverwalk happen. Other cities could take note that this is a draw to tourists and locals. We plan to spend more time downtown because of this jewel.

Visited January 2013
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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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“Soooooo relaxing! Bring a book, or music, and chill!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Fantastic walk along the water -- brought us back to our days on the boardwalk (Long Beach, LI) -- love the chaise lounges, benches and gorgeous light on the water.

Visited January 2013
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Parrish, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Thank you Bradenton!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Thank you Bradenton for giving my children a wonderful and safe place to skateboard!!!! I enjoy a lovely walk day or evening by the water and my heart is warmed seeing the children enjoying themselves. Skateboarders have needed a local quality place to skate for so long, thank you!

Visited December 2012
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