The Riverwalk is a Master Planned multi-phased Recreational Corridor that runs primarily along the eastern shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area north to the Jupiter Inlet. Upon completion, the Jupiter Riverwalk will, via a multi-use ADA compliant trail, provide public access to approximately 2.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Inlet. The Riverwalk will transverse through many types of upland communities including environmentally sensitive lands, residential, marinas, commercial properties as well as waterfront parks. Click here to see a detailed map of the Riverwalk.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride and observe both marine and upland wildlife. Early morning and evening excursions will provide opportunities to observe manatee, stingrays, a variety of fish and birds, including the ever present Ospreys, and an occasional American Bald Eagle.
The Riverwalk provides access to the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina development where you can enjoy views of the marina and Intracoastal while sipping a cup of coffee, dining outdoors, or shopping at the small retail shops located at the marina.
As you continue north you will come upon The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, located under the Indiantown Road Bridge at Coastal Way. This unique open, yet covered space is used for scheduled public events such as Town sponsored art/craft fairs, holiday celebrations, music/dance and food festivals. This venue is also leased out for private functions such as fund raisers, social gatherings, etc.
The Harbourside Place development, located north of the Indiantown Road Bridge, has completed construction and celebrated its Grand Opening on December 4 -6, 2014. Harbourside Place was designed to become the main “entertainment” component of the Riverwalk. The 179 room Wyndham Grand Hotel, offices, retail, amphitheater, restaurants public boat docks and public parking are now open.
Just north of Harbouside Place is Burt Reynolds Park. This waterfront park provides public boat ramps, picnic pavilions, and the Loxahatchee River Environmental Center (River Center). The River Center opened in 2008 with the purpose of providing visitors opportunities to learn about the designated “wild and scenic” Loxahatchee River. It features live aquatic tanks and educates the public about the importance of the River, its health and continuing efforts to maintain the vitality of the River. Children’s programs include story hours, art classes, fish feeding, and tours. Adults have opportunities to attend lectures by local professionals on water quality, marine life, environmental trends, etc.
The final phase of the Riverwalk is to be located along the southern shoreline of the Jupiter Inlet across from the Historic Jupiter Lighthouse (circa 1859). This section of the Riverwalk showcases the best of Florida’s waterfront experience. The Jupiter Inlet is the point at which two bodies of water meet, the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway, and converge into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the mecca for boating activity, including commercial fishing boats, charter fishing and diving boats, pleasure boaters and sport fishing boats. The Riverwalk will connect a series of waterfront restaurants, retail shops, marinas, water taxi, tour boats and public gathering spots, etc, including the Inlet Village area.