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Public invited to provide feedback on draft conceptual plan for Rio Salado and Beach Park

Post Date:04/13/2018

The community is invited to provide input on the conceptual draft plan for the Rio Salado and Beach Park Masterplan, a comprehensive planning effort to develop improvement recommendations that will shape the area over the next 20 to 30 years. A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 9 to introduce the draft plan to the community. There will be a brief presentation followed by an open house to answer questions and collect feedback. 

When: Wednesday, May 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Tempe Center for the Arts, Lakeside Room, 705 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.

Parking: The TCA parking lot will be closed for construction. Attendees can utilize the lot just west and walk the short distance to the meeting location.  

An online survey will be available from May 9 through May 23 at

The Rio Salado and Beach Park area includes both sides of Tempe Town Lake between Priest Drive and University Drive. The masterplan will focus on programming, infrastructure, access, use of space and land/water activities to provide a blueprint for the future of the area.

Feedback from the meeting and online survey will be incorporated into the master plan and presented to City Council for approval in summer or early fall.  

Rio Salado and Tempe Beach Park are located within project boundaries for the city’s Urban Core Masterplan, a separate, concurrent planning effort to create a comprehensive and unified development blueprint for Downtown Tempe and the Urban Core.

Media contact: Melissa Quillard,, 480-350-8805

Project contact: Bonnie Richardson,, 480-350-8628

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