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Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

Map, Directions and Parking

Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake are adjacent to one another, located in downtown Tempe, Arizona, not far from downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport. You can take a tour of Tempe Town Lake on a segway, or rent various kinds of personal watercraft for some urban recreation.

The address and phone number of the Tempe Town Lake Operations Center is:

620 N. Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85281
480-350-8625

Directions to Tempe Town Lake:

South Bank - Tempe Beach Park
Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake is where many of the events and festivals are held. The amphitheatre is on the south bank. Tempe Beach Park is on the Rio Salado Parkway. From the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) you can exit at either Priest (west side) or Rural (east side) and travel south to the Rio Salado Parkway.

North Bank - Town Lake Marina
You'll want to get to the north bank if you want to launch a boat or use the pedestrian, biking and skating pathways located on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. The operations center is located on this side. Take the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) east to the Priest/Center Parkway exit. Exit north (left), cross the freeway overpass and turn east (right) on Washington Street. Look for the Marquee Theater on the south side of the road, and go into that parking lot to find the Operations Center under the freeway.

Parking:
Parking at Tempe Town Lake can be confusing. There are some free lots and some pay lots, and of course, any spot you can find in downtown Tempe around Mill Avenue. You can also park on the north bank, where the parking is usually free, and walk across the bridge to the south bank. Specifics about parking lots and garages nearby can be found at the Mill Avenue District website.

By METRO Light Rail
The Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake are accessible by METRO light rail. The closest station is Mill Avenue and Third Street.

Map to Tempe Beach Park/Tempe Town Lake

To map this location I used the address: 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281.

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