Parks & Water Recreation

A trip to Tempe should always include time for play and Tempe’s sunny, spring weather makes outdoor fun downright irresistible. Tell your friends back home that you went boating in the desert at Tempe Town Lake. You can rent watercraft from Tempe Boat Rentals – everything from kayaks to electric boats to stand-up paddleboards. Go to an event at Tempe Beach Park, such as the St. Patrick’s Day bash featuring Flogging Molly on March 17, 2014 or the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, March 22-23, 2014.

Go for a stroll or bike ride along the paths surrounding Tempe Town Lake and keep your eyes peeled for public art. Take the kids to a Tempe park, such as Daley Park or Kiwanis Park, where they can burn off extra energy on the playgrounds. Tempe’s park system also includes amenities such as batting cages, an indoor wave pool and splash pads.

Parks & Water Recreation Listings

Benedict Sports Complex

Sports that can be accommodated in this facility: Flag Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Rugby, Baseball, Fencing Description of Facility: This 20-acre City of Tempe athletic complex features lighted fields, picnic tables, grills and restroom facilities.


490 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Phone: 480-350-5200

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City of Tempe Recreation Services

Enhances quality of life by providing safe, clean, friendly and fun environments. We are a leader in delivering superior services that are in the best interest of our community.


3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
Phone: (480) 350-5200

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Kiwanis Park lake
Kiwanis Community Park

Walk, fish or just relax in Tempe’s 125-acre park! Boat rentals, two picnic ramadas, urban fishing and seasonal movies in the park make this 12-acre lake something to talk about!


5500 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85283
Phone: (480) 350-5200

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Kiwanis Park Batting Range

Batter up! Baseball, softball and fast-pitch softball in 10 lighted batting cages! Group and private lessons, birthday packages and pro-shop services are available.


6005 S. All American Way
Tempe, AZ, 85283
Phone: (480) 350-5727

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Kiwanis Park Tennis Center
Kiwanis Park Tennis Center

15 lighted/cushioned courts with USTA-certified staff on hand. Group and private lessons, leagues and tournaments are available. Drop-in tennis offered daily, matching players of all recreational levels.


6111 S. All American Way
Tempe, AZ, 85283
Phone: (480) 350-5201

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Kiwanis Park Wave Pool
Kiwanis Recreation Center

With an indoor heated wave pool and water slide, tennis center, gymnasium, batting range, outdoor lighted sand volleyball courts and classrooms, KRC is a perfect destination for birthday parties, corporate picnics, family reunions and just plain fun.


6111 S. All American Way
Tempe, AZ, 85283
Phone: (480) 350-5201

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Splash Pad at Tempe Marketplace
Splash Pad at Tempe Marketplace

Open year round and daily until 11:00 p.m., the Splash Pad at Tempe Marketplace is the perfect spot for kids to cool off during those hot Arizona summers. Located near Barnes & Noble in The District, the Tempe Marketplace Splash Pad has been ranked one of the Valley’s best splash pads by Arizona Foothills Magazine.


2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 966-9338

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Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park
Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park

Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park lets children cool off and have fun at Tempe Town Lake. This one-acre park teaches how a drop of rain ends up either in the ocean or becomes part of the city water supply. Open May – Sept, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.


80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 350-4311

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Tempe Boat Rentals
Tempe Boat Rentals

At Tempe Boat Rentals, everyone in the family can enjoy recreational boating at its best. Select from a variety of watercrafts: kayaks, pedal boats, hydrobikes, electric boats, stand-up paddleboards and more.  Check us out on the web or call us directly.


72 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 303-9803

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Tempe Sports Complex
Tempe Sports Complex

This athletic complex includes seven lighted soccer fields, four lighted softball fields, skatepark and a dog park.


8401 S. Hardy Dr.
Tempe, AZ, 85284
Phone: (480) 350-5200

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