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Great Walking area

We were tired when we got to our hotel. It was too early to turn in so we went for a walk. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dinolady
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Edmonton, Ab
Great for waking, sitting, running.

It is fun to watch the birds and the boaters on the lake. It is a great place to jog or just to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
robertrE4868RG
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Hotevilla, United States
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Enjoy leisurely strolls, bicycling, kayaking, standup paddleboard and more. There are more than 50 special events annually at Tempe Town Lake, from Ironman Arizona to great concerts, Way Out West Oktoberfest and dragon boat races. Stop by the Town...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is fun to watch the birds and the boaters on the lake. It is a great place to jog or just to walk. Very nicely done and accommodating.

Thank robertrE4868RG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lake and park at the north end of the Mill Ave. District. Excellent for walking and bike riding. Also boat rentals available.

Thank BillEBanks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were tired when we got to our hotel. It was too early to turn in so we went for a walk. This area is a man made Lake that they have gone to efforts to give the feel of nature. We enjoyed it

Thank Dinolady
Reviewed 29 October 2018

As I walked across the Second Mill Avenue Bridge (aka New Mill Avenue Bridge) towards the Mill Avenue District of Tempe, I couldn't but admire the scenic views of Tempe Town Lake - a vast reservoir in the Salt River basin. There are two bridges...More

Thank irina g
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nothing really to do much besides run/walk around the lake. They have built a lot around the lake taking a bit of the nature-feel away as it is in the middle of Tempe and Phx. But nice to walk around if you like to exercise...More

Thank KCuzz
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This lake was very close to the hotel my family and I were staying. When we arrived we saw a little electric boat on the water so I thought, neat they give boat rides, but they do not. You can rent your own electric boat...More

Thank nped86
Reviewed 28 August 2018

They should really invest into cleaning the water. What a waste to not be able to swim here. The water quality is absolutely terrible. I rowed crew here and several of my team ended up with blood poisoning from putting their hands in the water...More

1  Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Adjacent to downtown Tempe and near ASU campus, our time at the lake was spent walking and enjoying our time together.

Thank rstonbrass
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We love to spend time at our Tempe Town Lake. Best place to watch boat races, walk or participate in sporting activities or festivals.

1  Thank gahirni
Reviewed 7 July 2018

this is a fun , and pretty place to take your bike and go for a ride. There are always people out kayaking and SUP boarding etc. it is safe and clean

Thank WoodyInAZ
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Mikey c
9 November 2018|
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Response from gahirni | Reviewed this property |
We parked there for hours while we were boating. No one was ever towed. Check with City of Tempe to confirm.
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laurie12018
9 January 2018|
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Response from Norosk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iaurie, The closest one is Best Western Inn of Tempe on 670 N Scottsdale Road, Tempe. I am sure you can find more hotels in surrounding area on search engines. Noro
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Margie W
4 October 2017|
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Response from Hana S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t want to swim in that water. It’s stinky. Besides, there’s boats going around. Don’t want to be hit by one.
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