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About Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona


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Tempe, Arizona is located in the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix and is also the location of the Arizona State University.  Known as a fun town, Tempe host many festivals and outdoor activities and residents can enjoy shopping, culture and scenery.  Things to do in Tempe…..

Big Surf Water Park – Complete with a wave pool, slides, and younger aged kid friendly areas, fun can be had by the entire family.

ASU Gammage Auditorium – Located with the main campus of Arizona State University, this 3,000 seat performance hall has 3 levels of seating and is said to be one of the last public works of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The stage is used for grand operas, musical and dramatic productions as well as various other uses.

Tempe Center for the Arts – Performing and visual arts center which houses a 600 seat proscenium theater, a 200 seat studio theater and a 3,500 square foot gallery.  The Center oversees Tempe Town Lake.

Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena – This multi-purpose arena seats 14,000.  Many athletic teams including Arizona State’s basketball, wrestling and gymnastics as well as concerts and shows are hosted in the arena.

Sea Life Arizona – a 26,000 square foot interactive aquarium located in Arizona Mills Mall.  It contains thousands of aquatic creatures as well as interactive touch pools.  Sea Life Arizona provides homes for injured or disabled aquatic creatures.

Tempe Marketplace – Open-air shopping center that covers approximately 1.3 million feet of retail space on 130 acres of land.  The marketplace has over 100 retailers, cozy outdoor fireplaces as well as dining and entertainment experiences. 


Local Parks

Tempe parks are the perfect location for family gatherings, dog walks, or hiking amongst other things.  Please see below a list of a few of the local park locations below: 

Hayden Butte Preserve – Often called A Mountain by residents, the butte supports a variety of vegetation and native wildlife including jackrabbits and small desert adapted species.  Hayden Butte is a popular park and hiking area.

Tempe Beach Park – a great place to bike ride, hike or just relax.  Paddle boats can be rented to use in the lake.

Kiwanis Lake and Park – This 125 acre park includes a recreation center and has an indoor wave pool, fitness center and gymnasium.  Ramada areas are available as well as classrooms and a 15-court tennis center. 

Papago Park – Papago Park offers hiking and a host of recreational facilities as well as being located near Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden.

Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park – This 2 acre park has plenty of running space and is one of the best off leash parks.  The area is fenced and with grass and gravel as well as picnic tables. 



The City of Tempe has 3 districts that serve the residents.  Please click the links below to find out more information about each district.



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