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Slide the City’s giant, urban water slide coming to Tampa this spring

You’ve probably driven down North Boulevard, but have you ever floated down it?

Slide the City, a 1,000-foot, temporary, urban water slide that has toured the country for the past two summers creating an unusual photo opportunity on city streets, is coming to Tampa, promoters announced today.

The Slide the City Block Party is set for May 14. Event director Spencer Hunn said the event would be closing down both sides of the North Boulevard bridge to make way for the slide. The Slide the City website shows the party centered at North Boulevard at W. Palm Avenue.

Those who register for the event for $10 to $20 can spend two hours “speeding through three city blocks on inner tubes,” a news release said.

In 2015, the Slide the City slide was used to set the record for “longest distance traveled on a slip and slide in one hour, according to Guinness World Records.

The Slide the City Block Party will also include food vendors, music and street entertainers. The ride is open to anyone 5 years of age or older and stands at least 46 inches tall.

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