CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:
All park amenities, including playgrounds, sports courts, dog parks, bike and skate parks, ramadas and picnic areas, are CLOSED until further notice. Park restrooms, water fountains, trails, paths, open spaces and walkways are open. Park users must follow the 6′ social distancing rule and all CDC policies. Visit tempe.gov.coronavirus for the most up-to-date information.
Distanciamento social en parques y senderos publicos
Download the NRPA guidelines. Visit tempe.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date info.
Tempe is home to more than 50 neighborhood and community parks, including Kiwanis Park, Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Sports Complex. Strategically placed throughout the city so most residents are within one half mile, Tempe parks serve as the community’s backyard, providing residents and neighbors a venue to relax, learn and connect with one another and the environment.
Rio Salado and Beach Park recreation ideas
In fall 2018, Tempe adopted the Rio Salado and Beach Park Master Plan, which provides a planning blueprint for the next 20 to 30 years. In November 2019, the city issued an invitation for businesses to submit ideas for indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. This spring or summer, we need your feedback. Stay tuned for meeting times and to complete a survey about the ideas submitted.
Visit the Rio Salado and Beach Park Master Plan webpage.
Parks and Recreation Master Plan underway
Tempe is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan to create city standards for park amenities, sports fields, equipment and recreation programming. The plan will be used as a blueprint for future park projects and program offerings.
Parks and Recreation Master Plan information
Kiwanis Park Management Plan underway
The city is working on a Kiwanis Park Management Plan that will provide guidelines for future programming, amenities, facilities and operational needs of the park and recreation center.
Kiwanis Park Management Plan information
Find a park
Find a park on this interactive map.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Unless otherwise posted.
Reservations for ballfields, Ramadas & volleyball courts
Tempe Parks Code of Conduct PDF
Park Security FAQ PDF
Permits are required for: Amplified Sound, Beer Consumption, Boating, & Fishing
The following are prohibited in Tempe parks:
- Motor Vehicles
- Abuse of Facilities
- Disruptive Behavior
- Alcohol (except beer by permit)
- Glass Containers
- Skateboards/Rollerskates (except in skate parks)
- Swimming, diving, wading
- Pets are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
Inclusivity in Tempe parks
Creating an accessible, inclusive experience for parks-users of all abilities is a top priority. The Tempe Inclusive Playground Guide outlines the city’s strategy and commitment to more inclusive fun and a safe playing environment.
READ THE TEMPE INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND GUIDE
Additional park information
Park Irrigation Schedule PDF
Splash Playgrounds and Splash Pads
Trails & Bikeways
Parks Capital Improvements Plan
Report a Problem (graffiti, lighting, broken sprinkler, etc.)
Integrated Pest Management Program