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  • Dog parks
  • All sports courts (basketball, volleyball, pickleball, tennis courts) 
  • Athletic courts (reservations may be limited to groups 10 and under)
  • Disc golf
  • Skate and bike parks
  • Restrooms 
  • Water fountains
  • Trails, paths, open space areas

Scheduled for June 15: 

  • Park ramadas
  • Picnic areas 

Remaining closed: 

  • Playgrounds
  • Fitness and athletic equipment
  • Splay play areas 

Park users must follow CDC guidance:

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Go home if you are sick.
  • Cloth face coverings are strongly recommended whenever possible.

Visit for the city's reopening plan. 

Tempe Parks

Tempe is home to more than 50 neighborhood and community parks, including Kiwanis Park, Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Sports Complex.  Strategically placed throughout the city so most residents are within one half mile, Tempe parks serve as the community's backyard, providing residents and neighbors a venue to relax, learn and connect with one another and the environment. 

Rio Salado and Beach Park recreation ideas 

In fall 2018, Tempe adopted the Rio Salado and Beach Park Master Plan, which provides a planning blueprint for the next 20 to 30 years. In November 2019, the city issued an invitation for businesses to submit ideas for indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. This spring or summer, we need your feedback. Stay tuned for meeting times and to complete a survey about the ideas submitted. 

Visit the Rio Salado and Beach Park Master Plan webpage

Parks and Recreation Master Plan underway

Tempe is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan to create city standards for park amenities, sports fields, equipment and recreation programming. The plan will be used as a blueprint for future park projects and program offerings. 

Parks and Recreation Master Plan information

Kiwanis Park Management Plan underway 

The city is working on a Kiwanis Park Management Plan that will provide guidelines for future programming, amenities, facilities and operational needs of the park and recreation center.

Kiwanis Park Management Plan information

Find a park 

Find a park on this interactive map

Park hours

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Unless otherwise posted.

Park reservations 

Reservations  for ballfields, Ramadas & volleyball courts

Park rules

Tempe Parks Code of Conduct PDF

Park Security FAQ PDF

Permits are required for: Amplified Sound, Beer Consumption, Boating, & Fishing

 The following are prohibited in Tempe parks:
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Abuse of Facilities
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Alcohol (except beer by permit)
  • Glass Containers
  • Golfing
  • Skateboards/Rollerskates (except in skate parks)
  • Firearms
  • Archery
  • Ice-blocking
  • Swimming, diving, wading
  • Pets are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Inclusivity in Tempe parks 

Creating an accessible, inclusive experience for parks-users of all abilities is a top priority. The Tempe Inclusive Playground Guide outlines the city's strategy and commitment to more inclusive fun and a safe playing environment. 


Additional park information 

Park Irrigation Schedule PDF

Splash Playgrounds and Splash Pads 

Trails & Bikeways

Special Events

Parks Capital Improvements Plan

Report a Problem (graffiti, lighting, broken sprinkler, etc.)

Integrated Pest Management Program 

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Click here for Papago Park Preserve Information