Parks & Water Recreation

Tempe, Arizona is known for an active, outdoor lifestyle. Our sunny days are the perfect backdrop for family playtime at one of the many popular Tempe parks.

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park
Tempe Beach Park is home to many festivals and athletic events throughout the year. Don’t miss one of Tempe’s best annual events – the July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival. Thousands will gather at Tempe Beach Park for live music, a kid’s play area, tasty food and the best fireworks show in Phoenix.

Walk the paths that encircle Tempe Town Lake, or get out on the lake in a kayak, paddle board, electric pontoon boat or pedal boat which you can rent from Tempe Boat Rentals.

Papago Park

This expansive desert preserve is home to playgrounds, a dog park, lagoons, picnic ramadas and hiking and biking trails. It is located just north of Tempe Town Lake.

Kiwanis Park
The 125-acre Kiwanis Park, on Mill Ave. just south of Baseline Rd., features playgrounds, a lake, a batting range, an indoor recreation center, wave pool and a variety of fields for sports.

The Kiwanis Wave Pool at Kiwanis Park is now open for the season. This indoor pool features water slides, 3’ waves, raft and tube rental and snacks at the concession area. Find more information about the Kiwanis Wave Pool, including admission prices and hours of operation, on their website.

Daley Park
Kids will also love the large playground at Daley Park located on College Ave. and Encanto Dr. (just south of Apache Blvd.).

Parks & Water Recreation Listings

Benedict Sports Complex

The Benedict Sports Complex includes five lighted soccer fields and hosts baseball, softball and soccer games.


490 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, AZ 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 large corporate picnic areas, 15 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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Riverbound Sports
Riverbound Sports

Riverbound Sports Paddle Company specializes in sales and rentals of stand up paddleboards (SUP), street SUP (longboards), inflatable kayaks and accessories. The shop carries only high-quality brands and their knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you get outfitted with the right board for your needs. A great rental program allows you to try before you buy.


1415 E. University Dr. #A112
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 220-4558

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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. The splash playground is currently under construction and will be closed until further notice.


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 watercraft: kayaks, pedal boats, electric boats, stand-up paddleboards and more. Tempe Boat Rentals is now offering cruiser and tandem bikes for rent by the hour or full day rates. Visit their website or call for more details.


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

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