The silvery waters of Tempe Town Lake reflect more than the sky above – they forecast the wealth of opportunities for pleasure that exist on the 220-acre urban lake.
Located just five minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and Arizona State University and adjacent to the vibrant Mill Avenue District, Tempe Town Lake provides an unparalleled urban experience for visitors. The unique mix of open recreational space, waterfront condominiums and office space can be found nowhere else in Arizona. More than 2.3 million people visit the 2.5-mile lake each year for recreation and more than 100 special events such as Ironman Arizona, Way Out West Oktoberfest and the Tempe Music Festival, and the APS Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade. Visitors to the lake can get wet at Cox Splash Playground, fish for rainbow trout, have a picnic or dinner at a fine restaurant and then walk to a concert under the stars at one of Tempe Town Lake’s many parks.