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Tempe Town Lake

Map & Directions 620 N. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Phoenix New Times' Description

This gateway to Tempe is practically a town unto itself. It’s home to an historic baseball field that plays host to softball games and carnival rides, as well as the Splash Playground, a one-acre water park that actually collects the water your kids are playing in, then filters, cleans, and re-circulates it in a state-of-the-art system. An amphitheater accommodates 5,000 people for concerts and outdoor trade shows. Completed in 1999, Tempe Town Lake is nearly two miles long and surrounded by a park and business and residential highrises that look out over the fun of fishing (the lake is stocked with rainbow trout and largemouth bass from November through February), boating, and even an excursion called the Rio Salado Cruise. Annual events at the lake include the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl New Year's Eve Block Party, the Tempe Music Festival, the APS Fantasy of Lights, and a Fourth of July fireworks that’s the biggest and brightest in the valley.

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  • JessicaHill
    JessicaHill wrote a review for Tempe Town Lake
    on 05/09/10

    Great place to hang out or exercise... you can rent a paddle boat to explore this man-made waterway or take a jog or bike ride along the trail that wraps around the lake. I've even gone for a long-boarding excursion with friends here.

  • Miss Lenaiya wrote a review for Tempe Town Lake
    on 05/09/10

    I love this mini mall, they play really cool music outside in the parking lot over loud speakers! it feels like you are at a concert but not as loud! they have tons of cool stores and my fav's are Barnes and Noble, and Old Navy

  • Kelsee
    Kelsee wrote a review for Tempe Town Lake
    on 05/09/10

    Fun place for events! I love the view of the water. It is especially pretty at night when all of Tempe's lights glow off of the water.

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  • Jennifer B. on 04/24/14

    Row year-round... in the desert! Contact Rio Salado Rowing club at rowrio.org and learn how you can engage in the BEST full-body workout on the best venue in the country!

  • RowersLog on 08/10/11

    Be sure to check out both the juniors and the masters programs available! They are both know across the country!

  • Bobby O. on 07/13/11

    I want a boat!! I wants boat!!

  • Amin M. on 10/13/10

    Ojan besh was here!!!

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