Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake

Soak up the sun at Tempe Town Lake

A desert oasis in the middle of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Tempe Town Lake offers a variety of exciting events and activities to enjoy year round. Tempe Town Lake, located adjacent to Downtown Tempe, provides a recreational haven for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing, walking, fishing or picnicking.

Boating on Tempe Town Lake

Boat Rentals of America – Tempe Town Lake, located on the south shore at Tempe Beach Park, offers visitors the opportunity to rent all kinds of watercraft.

Boats of all types can be rented here for 1-hour or 2-hour segments. Watercraft options available to rent include donut boats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, pontoon boats, pedal boats and electric boats. Find pricing, hours and availability on Boats 4 Rent.

Have your own watercraft?
The City of Tempe allows the public to use their own watercraft such as a kayak or stand-up paddleboard on Tempe Town Lake. However, the City of Tempe requires a permit for each privately owned watercraft. Apply for a permit online to enjoy the lake with your own equipment.

Walking and Biking Trails

There is scenic 7 mile loop around the lake that is perfect for walking, running or biking. The path goes from Priest to Mill to Rural, and continues on a well marked path on the north and south sides of the lake. If you want to shorten the loop, take the pedestrian bridge located near the Tempe Center for the Arts. There are several pieces of public art to enjoy on the path. Check out the public art that lines the lake on every side. 

Paths around Tempe Town Lake are open from 5 am to midnight every day.

Tempe Town Lake family picnic

Find your fun

Seek out the many ways you can enjoy Tempe Town Lake from jogging to fishing to boating.

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Outdoor Options in Tempe during COVID-19

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Kids and Family Fun

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