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Statement of Purpose: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale serves as the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River. We accomplish this mission through advocacy on behalf of the Riverwalk Park, communication through its Website and Go Riverwalk magazine, its diverse offerings of events and its membership activities. MOTIVATE ~ PARTICIPATE~ACTIVATE get involved and join now! Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is currently pursuing projects to enhance and protect the integrity of the Riverwalk community, such as design guidelines for thoughtful development, funding for capital improvements and park enhancements, park programming and sustainability, management and final completion. It is our goal to create a public space in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, where the many functions of community life can take place, where people feel ownership and connectedness and where they perceive their riverfront park as true common ground. In short, we strive to create a great waterfront place where people want to be.


Address: 305 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 410, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: 954-468-1541
Fax: 954.468.1542
Email Address:
Web Site:


Number of Employees: 5


Major Fund-raisers: The Riverwalk Tribute, Riverwalk Get Downtown, Mutts and Martinis, Burger Battle...


Executive Committee: Greg Oram - Chair; Courtney Crush - Immediate Past Chair; Barbra Stern - Vice Chair
Key Personnel: Genia Duncan Ellis - President/CEO, Alexandra Roland - Go Riverwalk Magazine Executive Editor, Cristina Hudson - Event Manager, Patrick Harris - Business Development, Kimberley Spellacy, Accounting, Gabrielle Roland - Administrative Manager


Founded: 1988
Community Served: Greater Fort Lauderdale


Ongoing Projects: @Riverwalk Programming



Accomplishments: Created and hosted Light Up Lauderdale (holiday decorations and lights on the Riverwalk) over the holiday season annually since 2007. Launched Tree Harmony, a program to increase the tree canopy on the Riverwalk utilizing the “right tree – right place” concept of improvement. Advocated for the Riverwalk Public Realm Plan and continues to be a primary stakeholder in that planning process and implementation process. Launched @Riverwalk series of classes and mini-events along the Riverwalk to activate the park. Joined in with the Downtown Development Authority and several condominiums in the Riverwalk area to hire an off duty police officer as part of a program to evaluate the need for increased police presence. Hosted successful Downtown events such as the Riverwalk Get Downtown, Mutts and Martinis, Riverwalk Tribute, Wine Dinners, Stone Crab & Seafood Festival, Boatshow Kick Off, Rocktoberfest, and partnered in Bus Loop, Food Truck rally to continue activation. We also host Membership and Power Mixers and many other sponsored events throughout the year. Created an information packed, downtown-centric, lifestyle oriented magazine, Go Riverwalk, that the Riverwalk Trust continues to publish at no cost to our readers and which has now become Fort Lauderdale’s City Magazine and covering all of Fort Lauderdale! Our GClub Team secured a matching grant from the City of Fort Lauderdale to provide for a potted plant enhancement project along the Riverwalk Park. Provided a colorful Banner Sponsorship program along the Riverwalk Park. Celebrating 25 years of serving our downtown Fort Lauderdale community continuing to support and advocate for the growth and enhancement of Riverwalk Linear Park.


Previous Event Coverage:

2016 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Tribute honors Douglas Eagon 2016 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Tribute honors Douglas Eagon
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ IV, presented by Publix Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ IV, presented by Publix
May 30, 2013 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ IV, presented by Publix
May 13, 2013 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Tribute Honoring Gale Butler
May 11, 2012 Riverwalk Trust Third Annual Burger Battle™
March 28, 2012 Riverwalk Trust 12th Annual Tribute Dinner
October 30, 2011 Riverwalk Trust "Mutts and Martinis" Presented by Larry & Cathy Danielle
March 10, 2011 11th Annual Riverwalk Trust Tribute Honoring the Seminole Tribe of Florida
December 29, 2010 Light Up Lauderdale Glowing Strong!
April 30, 2010 Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop benefits Five Local Charities
October 31, 2009 Halloween Bash @ Yolo's Benefits Five Local Charities
July 01, 2009 Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop Raises $13,000 for Five Local Charities
March 05, 2009 Riverwalk Trust’s 9th Annual Riverwalk Tribute Honors Dr. George Hanbury
September 19, 2008 Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour
June 27, 2008 Sun Trolley Travels Riverwalk, Las Olas & the Beach for Charity
April 18, 2008 Riverwalk Trust Charity Golf Tournament
April 04, 2008 Riverwalk "Get Dowtown" Ft. Lauderdales Largest Cocktail Party
March 06, 2008 River Walk Trust honors Downtown Development Authority
November 09, 2007 Riverwalk Trust "Get Downtown"
August 15, 2007 Riverwalk Trust Hosts 07 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Route Preview on The Floridian
August 10, 2007 Night Out in Ft. Lauderdale from the Beaches To Downtown