WALKING, JOGGING, AND BICYCLING
A scenic walk, jog, or bicycle ride is an easy pleasure at Tempe Town Lake. The 2.5-mile lake has 12-foot concrete paths on each side of the lake. The north and south shores of the lake are connected by the Mill Avenue bridges and the Rural Road Bridge. Paths around Tempe Town Lake are open from 5 am to midnight every day for your enjoyment. They are used by parents with strollers, joggers, dog-walkers, in-line skaters, kids learning to walk and skateboarders.
Check out the public art that lines the lake on every side.
Bike rentals are available outside Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, and at many locations around Tempe Town Lake. Look for the green bike racks.
Want to know how far you walked, ran or biked? Check your distance, calories and other statistics www.mapmywalk.com.
Standup paddleboards, kayaks, pedal boats and more are available at Tempe Boat Rentals located at Tempe Beach Park.
PATHS AND TRAILS
Papago Park - Is historically and environmentally significant area that has attracted people as early as 400 A.D. The park is own and operated by two different municipalities: Phoenix operates 1,200 acres and Tempe controls
296 acres. Each offers different recreational amenities.
Loma del Rio Ruins - Found at the west end of Papago Park, is a Hohokam ruin that is approximately 650 years old and is easily accessible to the public.
LoPiano Bosque Habitat - A parcel of land on the north side of the freeway, cut off by from Papago Park by the canal and separated from Tempe Town Lake by the freeway, became an isolated area that has been set aside for habitat restoration.
Town Lake Multi-use Paths - located on either side of the lake you can be enjoyed by joggers, dog-walkers, in-line skaters, bicyclists, or parents with strollers.
Segway of Tempe brings you the Tempe Town Lake Discovery Tour aboard the worlds only self-balancing personal transporter, the Segway. With a little training you will be ready to explore Arizona's jewel in the desert, Tempe Town Lake in the heart of beautiful Tempe. Learn the history, see the sights & master the Segway. For information call (623) 512-2882.
The volleyball courts at Tempe Town Lake are available on a first come, first served basis. There are four courts to choose from located on the north bank of Town Lake just east of Mill Avenue.