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 - input needed this March
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 March, we need your feedback. Mark your calendars for March 24 for two public meeting opportunities to provide input on the concepts that have been submitted. Stay tuned for meeting times and to complete a survey about the ideas submitted.
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.
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.
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6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Unless otherwise posted.
Permits are required for: Amplified Sound, Beer Consumption, Boating, & FishingThe following are prohibited in Tempe parks:
- Motor Vehicles
- Abuse of Facilities
- Disruptive Behavior
- Alcohol (except beer by permit)
- Glass Containers
- Skateboards/Rollerskates (except in skate parks)
- 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.
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