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How Town Lake Works

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From its initial construction through present day, Town Lake represents an incredible engineering, development and recreational achievement.

The goals of Town Lake are to provide flood control, recreation and economic development opportunities. The inspiring result of nearly 50 years of effort is a world-renowned destination for sports, Fortune 500 companies, boating and architectural beauty.

Set adjacent to Tempe's Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park, Tempe Town Lake embodies a unique vision for the future of the Valley.

dam with pedestrian bridge