Sports & Recreation

As the rest of the country takes in a deep freeze, Tempe provides the perfect environment to thaw out. In the midst of this stunning urban community lie mountains, trails, lakes and parks. Great facilities, an ideal location and picturesque landscape make Tempe the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure,  including boating, hiking, biking and golf.

  • Hiking – For a short urban hike, try Tempe’s own Hayden Butte, more popularly known as “A” Mountain. This trail is located in the heart of Downtown Tempe and offers amazing views of Tempe and the surrounding area. South Mountain Park and Preserve provides beautiful scenery and a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails. Nearby hiking areas also include Papago Park, Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain.  A bit further afield is the amazing Superstition Mountains which contain miles of desert hiking options including Siphon Draw, Lost Dutchman State Park and the Peralta Trail.
  • Biking – Tempe is a great biking city for both commuters and recreational bikers with 175 miles of pathways. Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe and the Papago Park region are great areas to explore and offer connections to the Scottsdale Greenbelt and Phoenix Rio Salado areas.
  • Golfing – Play a round of golf at ASU Karsten Golf Course, a par 70, Pete Dye Scottish links design that boasts exceptional playing conditions year round. Tempe’s ASU Karsten Golf Course is conveniently located on the Tempe ASU Campus between Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe.  So after a round of golf, there are plenty of watering holes nearby to relax and recuperate from a day on the greens.
  • Kiwanis Park - Enjoy 15 illuminated tennis courts, 10 batting cages and an indoor heated wave pool at this 54,000 square foot facility. This city owned and operated park is 125 acres of pure fun.

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