Davis Islands is a South Tampa neighborhood. Its proximity to Downtown Tampa, Plant HS District, and its views of the Port of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay have made it a popular area to live in Tampa.
Peter O. Knight Airport, Tampa General Hospital, and Davis Island Yacht Club are all located on the Islands. Also, Marjorie Park Municipal Yacht Basin, two boat ramps, and the Seaplane Basin just South of the Airport. Marjorie Park was donated to the City of Tampa and named by Davis after his wife Marjorie Merritt Davis. There are two dog parks on the south tip of the islands. One is a “dry” dog park, and the other features a beach area where dogs can swim and play.
With a canal fully separating a portion of the island from the rest of it, Davis Islands is technically an archipelago, and the reason for the plural form “Islands” in its name. Originally, Davis Islands consisted of three islands. With the construction of the airport, however, the end of one canal was filled in to make enough land area for a runway, connecting the two largest islands at their southern ends and reducing the archipelago’s island count to two.
Many of the streets on the island are named after bodies of water or islands. They are roughly arranged in alphabetical order starting with Adalia Avenue and ending with Severn Avenue on which the Davis Island Yacht Club is situated.
A pedestrian trail spanning 1.3 miles has amenities such as benches and water fountains.