F. E. Lykes Foundation


Bern's Park  |  South Tampa SoHo District

"...Through the F.E. Lykes Foundation, whose mission is to enhance Tampa’s public spaces, Lykes has quietly supported the renovation of Kate Jackson Park in South Tampa – including the construction of its signature fountain and stone lions – Bern’s Park in SoHo and Giddens Park in Seminole Heights. She also funded the popular interactive fountains at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, which she calls her favorite project. 'I think public spaces reflect the way a city feels about itself and how it regards itself,' Lykes says, 'starting with giving children the opportunity to play, to get out of the house and away from screens.' "