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Kiwanis Lake Edge Improvements

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Work began the week of May 14th on improvements to the Kiwanis Lake edges. This project restores and stabilizes the lakeshore and prevents further erosion. The project will be complete as of August 31st.


A meeting was held on November 16, 2017 and input taken through December 6th on planned renovations for the lake edge and fishing ramadas at Kiwanis Park. The lake edge project is funded out of the city’s Capital Improvement Program budget, as part of the Parks Improvement Plan, which is reinvesting more than $60 million into Tempe parks over the next five years. The fishing ramada project has been put on hold due to structural issues outside of the original project scope.  

The project was completed in phases. The first phase included the lowering of the water line and the demolition, reconstruction and stabilization of the Western side of the lake (abutting the canal). The second phase encompassed the Eastern side towards Mill Avenue.