Outdoor Recreation

Special Events & Specialty Programs

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.

Upcoming Dates:

  • August 25th
  • September 29th
  • October 27th
  • November 24th

Times Offered:

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Register for Fall 2019 Dates

*A $10 no-show fee will be assessed for all who register but fail to show for the Sunday Ride

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.

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 13th & 14th
  • October 11th & 12th
  • November 15th & 16th

Times Offered:

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

Register for your boat:

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.

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 14th (P.R.I.D.E. Climb in collaboration with P.R.I.D.E. Alliance)


  • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Ziplining Under The Stars

November 14th 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.

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Sunset Paddle

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 18th
  • October 16th
  • November 20th


  • 7:00 - 8:00pm (Sept. 18th)
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm (Oct. 16th)
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm (Nov. 20)

Meet at the boathouse at USF Riverfront Park

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A $10 no-show fee will be assessed to those who miss their registered time.

Height Night

October 20th at Riverfront Park
7:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Free, advanced registration required
Transportation provided to and from campus to RFP

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Challenge After Dark

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 25th (Halloween Edition)

Start times:

  • 7:00pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 9:00pm

Challenge Course at USF Riverfront Park

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

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