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Tempe Recreation Services provides the community access to thousands of opportunities for staying active and connecting through exceptional programs, facilities and special events. Programs are designed to enhance the quality of life and respond to the needs of Tempe residents. From children to adults to retirees, Tempe Recreation offers something for everyone.

Recreation Services Administration Office

Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 350-5200; Fax (480) 350-5058
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Classes and Leagues 

Tempe has nearly 1,000 classes, leagues and activities available for all ages and stages of life. Quality offerings are affordable and meet at convenient times and locations. City of Tempe classes and activities are designed to provide basic skills for leisure time activities and are not academically-oriented. Click here for the current issue of the Tempe Opportunities brochure for class offerings.  

 

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Community & Recreation Centers

Programs and activities are sited conveniently at numerous facilities and parks around the city.

 

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Pools & Splash Play

The city of Tempe has three public pools, three neighborhood splash pads and one splash playground.  

 

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 Fishing

Fishing is a fun pastime. Knowing the state and local rules and orders will ensure the best casting experiences at Tempe's lakes.

 

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Tempe Town Lake

This popular recreation destination features habitat areas, volleyball courts, parks, boating and more.


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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.

 

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Family Fun

Tempe offers free and low-cost activities for all ages.

 

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Reservations: Ballfields & Ramadas

Whether enjoying a picnic with family or a friendly game of softball with friends, Tempe offers several rental opportunities for groups of all sizes.


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Connecting Tempe Newsletter

Connecting Tempe is a monthly community e-newsletter that provides information on programs and events in the City of Tempe. 

 

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Special Events

Special events make Tempe fun and unique. Guidelines and requirements are available to assist event organizers in producing successful events. 

 

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2001 Parks & Recreation Master Plan PDF

In 2001, the city completed a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan that identified the needs of the community and recommended implementation strategies necessary to satisfy those expectations.

Tempe has nearly 1,000 classes, leagues and activities available for all ages and stages of life. Quality offerings are affordable and meet at convenient times and locations.