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Formerly known as Marlborough Park, this park was built in 1989 as a mini park and was named after Tempe’s first women’s organization, the Tempe Women’s Club, a group founded in 1912 that focused on “enabling women to work more efficiently for the benefit of the schools and the city in general." 

In 1995, Tempe Women’s Club Park was converted into a xeriscape demonstration garden to promote low water use plants and desert landscaping practices. All of the plants, trees and shrubs at Tempe Women’s Club Park are identified by plaques and other signs so that visitors can get practical ideas on how they can convert their yards to desert-friendly, low water use landscaping. 

Park size is 2 acres.

Click here for the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Map.

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