Outdoor Recreation

Special Events & Specialty Programs

Spring 2019 Specialty Programs

Cupid's Aventure Day

Cupid's Zipline of Love
February 14th at Riverfront Park
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Love is in the air…literally! Climb up to our zipline and soar down while attempting to toss bean bags into the targets below. Register now and you can bring a guest for free. It's sure to be an unforgetable date night!

2 for $15

Cupid's Gondola of Love (Sunset Paddle)
February 14th at Riverfront Park
6:00pm - 7:00pm

2 for $10

Cupid's Eternal Bonfire of Love (Bonfire & S'mores)
February 14th at Riverfront Park
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Looking for something to do with that special someone? How about leaving it to Outdoor Recreation? This night trip will include a fun group of people, a campfire, and some yummy s'mores!

Free; no registration required!


Adventure Week Schedule (February 17th - 23rd, 2019)
February 20th 6:00pm - 7:30pm Sunset Paddle
February 21st 7:00pm - 10:00pm Height Night
February 22nd 7:00pm & 9:00 pm Moonlight Canoeing
Febraury 23rd 7:00pm & 9:00pm Moonlight Canoeing

More events to be added!




Sunday Rides

Join us every last Sunday of the month for Sunday Rides - a program for students and the USF community to travel to Flatwoods Park or the Tampa Riverwalk for a free bike ridewith friends!

Bikes are provided free of charge by USF Outdoor Recreation's bike rental shop. Students are also provided free transportation to the biking locations across Tampa from campus.

Spring 2019 Dates:

  • January 20th
  • February 24th
  • March 31st
  • April 28th

Times Offered:

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Click here to register for any of the dates above

Moonlight Canoeing

Come to Riverfront Park for after hours boating around the full moon. You have an hour and a half to discover the difference between day and night on the Hillsborough River! Sign up with friends or venture out on your own.

Canoes and 2-person kayaks: $10, 1-person kayaks $5.

Registration opens two weeks in advance and closes Friday at 5 PM.

Spring 2019 Dates:

  • February 22nd & 23rd
  • March 22nd & 23rd
  • April 19th & 20th
  • May 17th

Times Offered:

  • 7 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
  • 9 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

Buy your tickets here:

Challenge Course Open Climb

If you've ever seen the Challenge Course and wanted to try it, this is your chance! Bring some friends or make some here. You'll be sure to test your abilities, both mental and physical, during this fun and exciting event. You will spend 4 hours making connections and experiencing the Discovery Course: 55' of height with a 150' zipline!

$15. Registration opens two weeks in advance and closes the day before.

Spring 2019 Dates:

  • February 2nd
  • March 2nd
  • June 1st


  • 10:00am - 1:00pm

Register Here

Height Night

Ever wanted to experience the Challenge Course at night? Grab some glow sticks, make your way through the obstacles, and ride down the 150 ft zip line. You're sure to push your limits and achieve new heights. Literally!

Free! Registration opens two weeks in advance and closes the day before.

Spring 2019 Date:

  • February 21st


7:00pm - 10:00pm

Registration opens soon!

Ziplining Under the Stars

March 21st at Riverfront Park
8:00pm - 10:00pm

What's better than ziplining? Ziplining under the stars, of course! As the sun sets, helmet lights are turned on and your ultimate adventure begins. You don't want to miss out on this after-hours zipline experience.

$8; transportation to/from campus is included

Register Now

Zipline Target Challenge

April 18th at Riverfront Park
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Throwing bean bags at targets sound easy? Try doing it 50 ft in the air while ziplining down our 150 ft zipline. Sign up to create a team and prepare to compete against others for prizes. Let the challenge begin!

$10; transportation to/from campus is included

Registration opens soon!

Sunset Paddle

Spring 2019 Dates:

  • February 20th
  • March 20th
  • April 17th


  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm (February)
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm (March & April)

Meet at the boathouse at USF Riverfront Park; no registration required

Challenge After Dark

TWO DATES! April 5th & May 17th
Riverfront Park
7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm start times

Get lit on our glow-in-the-dark Challenge Course. You'll be illuminated with glow sticks and glow paint while conquering over 15 different obstacles 50ft in the air followed by an extreme zipline challenge.

Cost: $15
Transportation provided from the REC

Register Now