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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:  

Getting outside is important, especially during this difficult time of social distancing.  The City of Tempe recommends that all park users follow these guidelines from National Parks and Recreation Association to stay healthy and help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

Distanciamento social en parques y senderos publicos

NRPA COVID-19 RecommendationsDownload the recommendations here. Visit for up-to-date information. 

Fishing in Tempe 

Fishing is a fun pa

stime for everyone, but the City of Tempe and the State of Arizona have procedures that must be followed. Arizona Revised Statutes, Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules and Orders, City of Tempe Code and Town Lake operating policies apply. Those ages 14 and older must have a valid Arizona Fishing License to cast a line into Tempe Town Lake and Kiwanis Lake.

Tempe Town Lake has not been specifically designated as part of the Arizona Urban Fishing Program. Town Lake falls under state jurisdiction, therefore a state fishing license is required.

Kiwanis Lake is considered part of the Arizona Urban Fishing Program and a Class U (Urban Fishing) License is required.


Arizona Game and Fish Department