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“nice park”(16 reviews)
“paddle boats”(19 reviews)
“bike riding”(5 reviews)
Enjoy leisurely strolls, bicycling, kayaking, standup paddleboard and more. There are more than 50 special events annually at Tempe Town Lake, from Ironman Arizona to great concerts, Way Out West Oktoberfest and dragon boat races. Stop by the Town...more
620 North Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are paths close to the water to walk, or a path higher that has a lot of bikes, scooters and hoverboards. Peaceful walk that’s probably a mile and a half long. Saw a marina and volleyball courts, and lots of docks to secure boats...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 23wearytraveler23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ugh.....the only desirable portion of the Tempe town lake, is North east of the concrete monolith,upriver of the un-natural, unattractive"Bureaucrats monument to" urban restrictive architecture" & human control...beginning.under the 202 freeway bridge, running North East, into the undisturbed indigenous Sonoran Desert transition plant species that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank michael w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Love to bike around the lake!!!, great vibe here, walk your dog, your stroller, cycle, roller blade, kayak, etc, you can ride for hours along connecting trails. Check out the new “ Bike It” website for more info on how to get around, No...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jpa531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I did our 5K down here and it was such a beautiful place to walk. The lake was beautiful and it was a very easy walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Milinda N
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We biked here and had a good time. The paved trail is great. Fun to watch the birds on the water. Boat rentals are available. Very relaxing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cologal8
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is strange to find a lake in the desert but Tempe has pulled it off. It is a nice park for a stroll. You can rent scooters and boats. There are a lot of dead fish in the lake and 10 of 12 restrooms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fast_Eddie_4600
Reviewed 31 December 2018

man made lake in the normally dry salt river bed,it is used by the A.S.U. rowing clubs and others.looks neat

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jc F
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk and enjoy company if loved one!! We spent an hour here and also climbed mountain nearby!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WW0319
Reviewed 6 December 2018

It is fun to watch the birds and the boaters on the lake. It is a great place to jog or just to walk. Very nicely done and accommodating.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertrE4868RG
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Beautiful lake and park at the north end of the Mill Ave. District. Excellent for walking and bike riding. Also boat rentals available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BillEBanks
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Mikey c
9 November 2018|
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Response from gahirni | Reviewed this property |
We parked there for hours while we were boating. No one was ever towed. Check with City of Tempe to confirm.
9 January 2018|
Response from Norosk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iaurie, The closest one is Best Western Inn of Tempe on 670 N Scottsdale Road, Tempe. I am sure you can find more hotels in surrounding area on search engines. Noro
Margie W
4 October 2017|
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Response from Hana S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t want to swim in that water. It’s stinky. Besides, there’s boats going around. Don’t want to be hit by one.